Some may have noticed a certain 'slant' in my postings of late and I feel a need to explain and in so doing, I need to digress.
I've noticed that the words "Liberal" and "Liberalism" have been fairly well 'Swift Boated' in the media and in public discourse. I am a Liberal, and not in the least ashamed of it, but I've seen the term demonized to the point where it's an accusation rather than a description.
I see the same thing happening to the Term ‘Atheism’, particularly with the addition of the phrase "Militant Atheism".
I am an Atheist, and as one who feels we are long past the time for appeasement and coddling of theistic dogma, I am ripe for the label of Militant Atheist.
Well, boys and girls, I AM a Militant Atheist.
I long for the day, hopefully in my lifetime or the lifetimes of my children when Religion is seen as a quaint primitive aberration that somehow survived into the modern age, but is now cast by the way side. I want it thought of in the same terms we think of Jim Crow and Slavery.
Although there is some humor and the tongue is firmly in cheek as I recycle old wartime propaganda posters, my message is sincere. We NEED to see ourselves as being at War against the perversion that is religion.
Consider this my personal Declaration of War.