Stenger: “Atheism+ is a bad idea”
Victor Stenger just scored himself a ton of points on this interview:
The ‘atheism+’ movement is starting to gather momentum and divide opinion – what are your thoughts on this idea?
I think it’s a bad idea for the atheist movement to take up other causes, worthy as they may be, which already have plenty of organized support. I have been very disappointed to see this development. It detracts from the mission of fighting against magical thinking and we are still severely limited in resources, especially compared with what religion can throw at us.
I’d go further to say A+ is hypocritical and embraces magical thinking instead of fighting it!