August Berkshire - Minnesota Atheist
Posted: 04 April 2011 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Host: Robert Price

One of the outstanding leaders of organized atheism in our day is a man named August Berkshire. He is a non-believer of broad sympathies, having served as an officer and/or board member of organizations as diverse as Minnesota Atheists, Atheist Alliance International, Humanists of Minnesota, Freedom from Religion Foundation, and others.

He is also a community activist at the forefront of church-state separation issues. August brings a winning charm and personal openness to numerous speaking engagements throughout the numerous college and high school classrooms in the Minneapolis area every year. He is a prolific author of thought-provoking anti-theological pamphlets and the caretaker of a website, AugustBerkshire.com.

In this wide-ranging conversation with Robert Price, Berkshire discusses his history as an atheist activist. He explains his approach to talking about atheism to the public and why it works. He talks about what atheist activists can learn from the LGBTQ movement, why we need to come out as atheists, when we should work with religious groups and when we shouldn’t, and much more.

http://www.pointofinquiry.org/august_berkshire_minnesota_atheist/

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Posted: 11 April 2011 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The fundamental logical error of theists is they treat God like a three letter word, a black box. They don’t realize they are making the most enormous and complex assumption it is possible for the human mind to make. They try to have it both ways, but if God was an undifferentiated thin vapor, He couldn’t get anything done.
The apparent fundamental logical error of atheists is to equate their conclusions and opinions with logic and science thereby making them superior to all others and obligating atheist to impose them. But this is not inherent to atheism, this is the conceit of political liberals. Liberalism is to atheism what cancer is to the body.

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