For over four years, I have focused on the New Atheist movement. But as I have mentioned many times before, it sure looks like this movement is on the decline. The final straw was the Reason Rally. When the Reason Rally itself shuns the New Atheists and their message, it’s time to recognize the dwindling influence of this movement.
So I think I will expand the focus of this blog and begin using the tools of critical thinking to analyze the “social justice” branch of the atheist movement. This segment of atheist activism seems to be on the rise, as its message seems to receive more traction in the mainstream media and academia. They also seem to be more media savvy and appear to have a more widely distributed team of grass roots activists to push their agenda.
So while I will keep an eye on the New Atheists and their movement, I think this other group of atheist activists deserve some attention.
Again, I should remind readers that this is not a Christian apologetics blog and I truly don’t have problems with people who are mere atheists. I think my problem is with the activist version of radical atheism, whether it be the conventional New Atheist strain or the “social justice” strain.
So what do y’all think? Should I just stick to New Atheism or would you be interested in seeing more discussions of the “social justice” strain of atheist activism?