The “Friendly Atheist” offers advice to his flock concerning how they can become better Atheist Activists in his Atheist Voice video from Apr 7, 2015.
But here’s a completely different idea: Don’t worry about doing anything I just said. Figure out what you want to do. Do it. Become really freaking good at it. Then use that platform to promote atheism.
Hmmm. How does the activist go about promoting something that is supposed to be akin to not collecting stamps?
Are you a journalist? Write about problems within the church. Tell stories about people who deal with religious oppression.
See? It’s not “write about the good the atheist community is doing” or “tell stories about atheists who have served their community.” To “promote atheism” you’re supposed to highlight stories that put Christianity (the church) in a bad light. Which, in essence, is what Mehta’s blog is all about as it seeks to widen the gap between “us and them.” Bashing and mocking religion are the hateful traits that define the atheist activist.
This is just further evidence that atheist activism and intellectual honesty are incompatible.