Sunday, May 06, 2007

Austin's Joe Zamecki interviewed in Telegraph article

The ACA's Joe Zamecki is prominently interviewed in this piece in the UK's Telegraph, which discusses the rise of atheism as a very public and politically active movement in the US, spurred on, of course, by the depradations of the Christian Right and the Bush administration in this decade. Congratulations to Joe, and it's always great news to see the favorable coverage the growing trend towards godlessness has been getting in the media (even if you have to go out of the country to read it). As the article notes — and as we all know to our chagrin — there is a long way to go to overcome the sheer volume of religious ignorance in this country, as indicated by the recent Republican debate in which no fewer than three candidates proudly announced their stupidity for all the world to see by admitting they were evolution deniers. But it's a start. The theocons know we're out there, and they aren't happy, which means, of course, we are. Reason may yet triumph over darkness one day after all. (Yes...the eternal optimist...that's me.)


  1. Way, to go, Joe! They got some good quotes out of you.

    I thought the article was on balance a pretty friendly one to atheists. They didn't go out of their way to find an "opposing viewpoint" to talk about how scary this atheist activism is. The Telegraph is a British paper, but I've heard that it's a fairly conservative one.

  2. Thank you, thank you. No applause please, just throw money. :o)

    I have to note that some of what was said, that sounds like me saying it, wasn't so much me saying it, as them interpreting what I said their own way. You know the

    Yes, I did mention the ACA and the National Day of Reason, and the Atheist blood drive. I talked up the ACA in fact, so they know about the ACA, despite someone deciding not to include that in the article. Apparently they were looking for
    the story on opposition to the NDOP and government religion, and not ideas to replace them with something better.

    I'm just glad freethinkers are covering all the bases on that day. :o)

    Joe Zamecki


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