Why (some) atheists are angry

November 23, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More

At least some atheists, some of the time. This is a long passionate piece by a woman who characterizes anger to to be a sign of health.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    Not so much a sign of health, but rather akin to a fever. Excessive anger in a movement can cause permanent damage. But without any, the movement will languish, fester, and die. We are in for a long, slow burn on this issue.

    I may not be in perfect accord with hardliners like Dawkins, but we need visible extremists to make the majority of more moderate disbelievers visible and emboldened.

    The angry tactics of the Black Panthers made the peaceful civil rights movement a success. The burning of ROTC buildings and Kent State shooting let the quiet anti-war sit-ins appear to succeed.

  2. Ebonmuse says:

    Great link. 🙂 Greta Christina is an extremely eloquent and talented writer, and I for one am glad she's on our side.

    Anger at those who oppress and harm others is natural, and it can be a powerful force for good in motivating others to correct those evils. It's only anger without action, or misdirected anger, that becomes toxic and harmful.

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