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- This post is the conclusion of a two part examination of cultic behaviors exhibited by groups known as Freethought Blogs (et. al.) and anti-Gamergate, using a checklist provided by the ICSA.
Checklist Item 9
The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt in order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion
- I saw this tweet earlier in my time line. No, I don’t follow this person, it was retweeted by someone else. (See below the fold.)
When I first read it, of course the question arose in my mind as to who these “Atheist Leaders (TM)” are she is referring to?
Unless I missed something, I haven’t seen anyone that I would ...more
- Recently, Greta Christina wrote a letter to American Atheists talking about the problems with them appearing at CPAC, an annual conference for conservative political activists. In the letter, she talks about her vision for the atheist community, and who it should exclude. She was apparently persuaded to write this from an experience talking to another white atheist who felt that ...more
- I posted this on the Slymepit. Yes, I'm a member and occasionally post. You can do with that as you will.
I am actually exhaling a huge sigh. My question is after all the back and forth between Atheist Ireland, the Secular Policy Institute, and a few other organizations, what is the end result? It's disheartening but PZ Myers won't stop doing ...more
- So after a long absence with a few to many irons in the fire, I return to the internet to let loose with another blog. Pull up a chair kiddos, because we're going to have a little chat about hate.
Now as you no doubt were aware, I am an Atheist, and living in Canada I have very little to worry ...more
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