Well, really, I doubt they’re even rifts for the most part. Different modes of working. Different skills to bring to the table. Different locations for organizing. Different emphases.
Last weekend, Alex Gabriel of The Heresy Club suggested a few of us get together to talk about this newfangled Atheism+ thing and how it relates to Atheism and Humanism. We ended up with him, me, Debbie Goddard (of CFI, AAH, and Skepchick), Jason, and Ophelia.
It was a fun talk, and I think it ended up covering territory we haven’t covered before. Watch out for Debbie. She’s very good at asking the questions that will make you do that. Part of the reason I love her.
As a little bonus, watch as I talk to Alex about generational differences in atheist rejection of homophobia while being very, very careful not to tell him his perspective is due to his age.
If you haven’t read them, here are a few of the blog posts we talk about in the video:
- Blag Hag: Atheism+
- Temple of the Future: Atheism+ Is Humanism Rebranded — And That’s OK!
- Temple of the Future: What Humanism Is — And Isn’t
- The Heresy Club: “A+” as a label: my reservations
- Lousy Canuck: What is Atheism Plus a response to?
Update: Thanks to the lovely folks at A+ Scribe, there is now a transcript of this video.