Rebirth of Reason

Termination of Affiliation with American Atheists

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Sanctions: 15
Sanctions: 15
Termination of Affiliation with American Atheists

Dear American Atheists,


With some regrets, I must inform you that neither I nor my local Ayn Rand Meetup chapter of Rebirth of Reason in Florida (now called PROPEL) at http://rebirthofreason.com/Florida/ want to continue to affiliate with your organization.


I appreciate the efforts your organization makes to protect the civil rights of atheists such as myself, and to assure that tax dollars do not go to support the nonsense of religious pre-modernism and its mystical belief systems.


That said, your organization far too often supports a secular variant of religion known as postmodernism and its activist branch, progressivism.  These are even more toxic than pre-modern religion.  The straw to break my back came when I read your Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/AmericanAtheist and found your organization mindlessly supporting unrelated and allegedly "progressive" causes such as combating climate change and, far worse, the absolutely ridiculous women's march protesting the election of Donald Trump.


Having run my local freethought group for many years, I can assure you that we want nothing to do with the "pink p*ssy hat" brigade or anyone who promotes them.  Our organization of Ayn Rand fans adheres to a reality-orientated philosophy called Objectivism that honors rationality, productiveness, and pride as the cardinal virtues of human life.  Your selection of unhinged allies demonstrates the opposite vices of irrationality, destructiveness, and hubris.  For us, reality is objective and obeys eternal natural laws that hold true regardless of anyone's wishes to the contrary.  For you, evidently, reality is merely a social construct to be rewritten according to the whims of the loudest secular bellowing of the moment.


Incidentally, while our philosophy of Objectivism "officially" supports a pro-choice view on abortion, I have encountered quite reasonable atheists who support a pro-life public policy, so I find your presumptuousness on this issue quite disturbing.


I strongly encourage you to tighten your focus to adhere strictly to your stated mission of separating church and state and defending the civil rights of atheists to be let alone to practice their lack of faith.  Your promotion of "progressive" activism repels potential allies to your cause.  You do everyone a disservice in this regard.


Rather than belabor all that is wrong with postmodernism, please take the time to visit http://www.stephenhicks.org/explaining-postmodernism/ and read the author's free online book elucidating where the philosophy you preach went wrong, and how Objectivism offers a valid, modern alternative to the false dichotomy between pre-modern and postmodern faiths.


Please remove me and my Florida organization from your contacts list completely, place me on your "Do Not Contact" list, and never contact me again.


To borrow the words of our newest president: "YOU'RE FIRED!"


Please make no effort at a reply since, to cite your own Web site contact page, "we are not interested in debating you."


Luther Setzer

Added by Luke Setzer
on 1/23, 10:00am

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