"The six basic tools of propaganda are easy enough to find online, but I thought it might be fun to compare these techniques with what has been happening with various factions in the atheist community for the past few years."
— Propaganda | Yet another atheist late to the party
"If people like Amanda Marcotte and Rebecca Watson are to be taken seriously, they need to mature a little and accept that anyone who disagrees with their particular idealogy does not automatically hate women! There is more than one kind of feminism (I might write about them later) and people will be critical of it, just like people are critical (maybe even skeptical) of everything. Dismissing all critics as “haters” isn’t going to impress anyone!"
Rebecca Watson and others illustrate a problem among “skeptic” feminists | Richard Reed’s Blog
This is a fascinating Twitter exchange where someone who expresses disagreement with Rebecca Watson is quickly discounted, mocked, and labeled a misogynist.
"You have undoubtedly heard the idea that the primary things that determine which religion someone subscribes to include (1) where they live and (2) the religion of their parents. We tend to accept the role of these factors in explaining why one person might be a Christian and another a Muslim. We know there are exceptions, but we understand that someone raised in a Muslim country by Muslim parents to be a Muslim is more likely to be a Muslim than a Christian. Perhaps we should also consider these factors as candidates for why many people are religious in the first place."
— Why Are They Religious? | Atheist Revolution