The Bottom Line
at Positive Atheism
Roger S. Schlueter
Cliff, this message seems to be totally out of context.
Why did you feel it necessary to reinforce the idea that we atheists must rely on the truth? Have you been hammered by other Atheists arguing -- somehow -- that we should bend the truth in service to some other, "greater" good. Just reading your writings online and in the hardcopy magazine makes it obvious you would not do so. So why the additional admonition?
Before I let you go, let me take this opportunity to shout a great big "ATTA BOY" for all your work to present the best and brightest of Atheists.
Roger S. Schlueter, Chairman
Humanist Society of Santa Barbara
From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <email@example.com> To: "Positive Atheism List"
I really have had only one message to my fellow atheists that's important. Everything else I have said is optional, but the following message must sink in or we will never overcome the stigma and bigotry that is everywhere against us:
Hopefully we will have many more constructive things to say over the years, but this is the only thing of real importance at Positive Atheism: this is the bottom line point that we have to make.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Roger S. Schlueter"
Subject: Re: The Bottom Line at Positive Atheism
Date: October 12, 2001 7:55 AM
The admonition was merely the introductory matter of a much longer dispatch I had prepared to send out. All I did was chop off the main body and send out just the introduction. Everybody who knows about the situation knows precisely what I am doing, and everybody else gets a neat restatement and reminder of what I think we all need to keep at the forefront of everything we do in the name of atheism. And though we may never recognize them, most of us who do atheistic activism will feel the effects of what I had to do today.
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