July 15, 2012

Atheists and Sexual Harassment

"The idea of God interferes with our sexual mores."
— Julian Huxley

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
— Aleister Crowley

I have speculated before that atheism is a form of Satanism, especially the Anton LaVey version.

"How can you say that atheism is like Satanism, Cowboy Bob?"

Glad you asked, Nicky. But you really should check that link. LaVey's version of Satanism is based on selfishness. When someone has no established moral compass (such as atheists), selfishness and pride are paramount. Also, I have seen distinct signs of demonic influence in many of these so-called "New Atheists", who are exceptionally angry, hateful and vile.

It did not come as a surprise to me when a friend send me a link to this article. He added, "Seems a lot of these 'progressive' type men (that's my word, the article uses "secularist" and "nontheist", but I just bet they're mostly proggy hipsters) are not so different from strict Islamists. Low regard for women and no self control." I agree.

The article itself is not all that rewarding to read, like the author is walking on eggshells (even sparingly using the word "atheist" and avoiding "misotheist", or appropriately in this case, "atheopath"). But it's still worth a glance, showing "reason" in action.
As skeptics, atheists and humanists prepare to gather for their largest meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, attendance by women is expected to be down significantly.
Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. A month before the conference, pre-registration was only 18 percent women, organizers said.

The explanations are many -- the bad economy, that women, as caregivers, are less able to get away, and that more men than women identify as skeptics, whose worldview rejects the supernatural and focuses on science and rationality.
But in the weeks preceding TAM, another possible explanation has roiled the nontheist community. Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.”
Other nontheists -- both male and female -- have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching. Chatter has ranged from calls for more women to attend nontheist events to personal attacks on prominent female skeptics for discussing harassment. Meanwhile, two more skeptic/feminist bloggers announced they will not attend TAM.
Read the rest of "Do atheists have a sexual harassment problem?", here. Oh, and by the way, one of the most common Web searches that bring people here is for "hot atheist women". No surprise. How many misotheists still live in Mommie's basement and seek Internet fantasies?

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