Are Also Good People
...and congratulations on an excellent web site. Surfin' the net I somehow stumbled upon your site and found it both well designed, easy to navigate and full of entertaining material. I am no stranger to atheism, having edited The Humanist magazine for a couple of years -- leading it out of the doldrums it had been mired in for some years, doubling newsstand sales in two issues, something I'm rather proud of. That happened because I took a stand and made the mag a bit edgier-- not as much as I wanted to, but as much as I thought I could get away with, since the board of directors was populated with Unitarians, one of whom liked to shout into the phone with full fury and venom that "humanism was Kindness." She was a Unitarian minister and never understood the irony of how she made her pronouncement.
Love the George Carlin section -- it is important, I think, that the public see that those of us without a supernatural construct are also good people -- something the President Select has only come to realize is good politics to say. I don't believe for a minute that he truly believes it any more than I think John Ashcroft is a fair-minded person dedicated to the principle of equal justice under the law. I think if Ashcroft had a chance we'd all be living in a world straight out of a certain Margaret Atwood novel.
Anyway, am enjoying the site and will spend more time exploring as time permits.
Former editor, The Humanist
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From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "David Alexander"
Subject: Re: doing good.....
Date: August 28, 2002 8:20 PM
it is important, I think, that the public see that those of us without a supernatural construct are also good people
Hoping you noticed the single most under-reported good news in all of atheistic journalism: that President Bush Himself [sic] now thinks that people with no faith are good people, too: "We know that!" he reiterates -- more than once!
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