In the most popular video here by Sam Harris

he says that if we imagine a world without racism, it's not a world where the majority of people identify as not-racists. Similarly, to imagine a world without religion, he says, Atheism isn't a helpful identity. He likens identifying as an Atheist as laying down in the chalk outline of a body on the sidewalk drawn by religion, you're alredy dead before you've begun.

It's hard to argue with that vision. I'd identified as a Secular Humanist before joining AN, and adopted the New Atheist identity out of respect for Richard Dawkins, et al.


On the other hand, it's hard to see exactly how I'd identify strongly as someone embracing intellectual honesty only, without repudiating theistic memeplexes.

So I'm kind of at a loss here. Any suggestions?

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