Atheists and Anger - Good reasons

One of the most common criticisms lobbed at the newly-vocal atheist community is, "Why do you have to be so angry?" So I want to talk about:

1. Why atheists are angry;
2. Why our anger is valid, valuable, and necessary;
And 3. Why it's completely fucked-up to try to take our anger away from us.

Read more, it's a bloody excellent blog:


Brian Aldrich said...

Thanks for the link. This essay is outstanding. Best, Brian Aldrich -

Alice Parent said...

My co-editor (Aldrich) turned me on to this essay and he said you turned him on to it. Thanks. I posted a link from our site to yours. Sincerely, Alice Parent at

snakey said... forgot to mention where you got this linkie from!


hehehehe... (don't make me angry!)

yeah..its a wonderful blog - definately one to put into your favorites! For me...talking about feelings isn't all that difficult. What pisses me the xian idea that only an edited version of human emotions are acceptable for public consumption - and by golly gosh, lets not mention how well the 'christian' manipulates their own and other's emotions for the service of their 'product' - their church, country & family values. "Praise the lawd" and lets scream in the streets.....

Mmm...come to think of it..'anger' doesn't really go down well in much of society. All that jazz about 'anger management'- right down to a 'lady' doesn't say that' crap..

eh...fucking bullshit!

snakey said...

Hey Mothy...Do you think you could link Walkaway from Fundamentalism again...
The poor abandoned (by owner) chatroom could do with a leg up. I don't post so much these days ...