• Atheist Outreach and Preaching Atheism

    Hell Is Imaginary Too!

    The thing about being an atheist blogger is that most of the people who read what I write are atheists. That’s awesome and I love writing about atheism for atheists, but in today’s world there are so many awesome atheist bloggers and vloggers, podcasters and vlogcasters (okay, I just made that word up and I have no idea what it means. It just sounded cool). So don’t get me wrong, you are my peeps. You will always be my audience and my support base, but one thing I really love is outreach… aka preaching atheism.

    A few years ago, with your help, I had the opportunity to go to the Religion Newswriters Association Conference and it was awesome! I was, to my knowledge, the only atheist attendee. There were a small group of atheist activists who had tables at the event, but none of the attendees were atheists. I got to go around and tell deeply religious people about the awesome news that Hell is imaginary too. I got to talk about atheism with knowledgeable religious leaders and writers and I loved it.

    For a long time now, aside from this writing outlet, I have been seeking writing outlets which would allow me to introduce atheism to the religious. That was one of the main reasons I started writing for the now defunct Examiner website and it is why I continue to write for Huff Post and Publishers Weekly.

    Now, I am excited to let everyone know about a new outlet I started writing for fairly recently. If you have been following me on Facebook or have subscribed to my email list (see sidebar and subscribe if you haven’t already), then you have probably already know about this. I am now also writing for the OnFaith website. Following in the footsteps of one of my favorite atheists, Herb Silverman, I too have become a writer on OnFaith.

    This will get atheism in front of more religious believers. It will plant the seeds of doubt in the minds of intelligent religious believers and hopefully start their difficult journey toward a life of reason. But I need your help. The way the website works, writers get “points” for having followers and articles that get “likes” through their website move to the top of the page. Already, my first article there, “On Faithless: An Atheist Answers The OnFaith Five,” is already second from the top of the list and has had more readers than a similar article from Deepak Chopra. So I am certainly off to a good start. But I would like my fellow Dangerous Talkers to make sure I dominate that website both now and in the future. I hope I can count on you.

    Don’t worry; I will still be writing articles here on Skeptic Ink just for you all. But this extra outlet will help with my goal of atheist outreach.  Thanks again for your continued support. Oh, and speaking of support, please check out the Dangerous Talk Bookstore and consider using my Amazon Affiliate link. Thanks!

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.