Cross-posted from Welcome RDFugees!
We've heard the terrible news about the coup d'etat at the RichardDawkins.net Forums (RDF)!
We sympathize deeply with the plight of all the members of that whole vibrant community, who have been so rudely uprooted and tossed out. We've heard that even long time moderators have had their entire accounts deleted, including thousands of posts and years of community building effort. (Here's a detailed account from a former forum admin.)
If you feel like a refugee, we extend an invitation to find support here at the Rational Response Squad forums. We're one of the oldest and largest forums for the atheist activists, and we treat our contributors as valuable members of a community. Our rules are quite straightforward, and our moderator team is measured and fair. We welcome anyone who wants to engage in free-thinking discussion and rational debate, and that includes theists of all flavors as well.
We are outspoken and unapologetic in our atheism, and we hope to encourage more people to be 'out' as well.
If that sounds interesting to you, read our standard welcome message, and then sign up for an account. Check out some of our recent discussions. If you'd like to say hi, or let off some steam, feel free to post a message in our Introductions forum letting us know what you're thinking.
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