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Drama at American Atheists

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David Silverman has been fired as president of American Atheists. Press release.

I am a friend of David Silverman and a member of American Atheists. But over the years, I’ve learned two things: the only way to avoid disillusionment is to eschew hero worship; and with all organizations there will be drama.

Now, before conservative Christians and Fucks News rejoice at this development, may I point out that American Atheists did not stonewall, cover up the abuse, protect the abusers, or blame the victims. Also, as was the case with Lawrence Krauss, we’ve held our own to higher standards than the churches and the neocons. Let the hypocrisy begin.
 


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Being Canadian, I've not heard too much about him.


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These developments make me sad.  Life goes on.


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I remember David when he was the new guy at AA who ran the blog.  Over the years I've begun to find his style and that of AA to be more aggressive and in your face than I prefer, but we agree on almost everything important I'm sure.

I have no direct knowledge of this situation, I was shocked to hear about it yesterday.  I imagine the board at AA must have been fairly certain about these allegations being true to have taken such a drastic and sudden action.  


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Atheists have a long ways to go to catch up with Christians in the bad behavior department. 


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Atheists have a long ways to go to catch up with Christians in the bad behavior department. 

 

 

More to the point, we don't protect criminals from law enforcement.  Even when they are one of us.  Sometimes, real social justice hurts.  


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