The picture above features the atheist PZ Myers giving a talk to an audience which appears to have a significant portion of white males.
Secular humanism is a form of atheism which holds politically progressive stances. Many humanists reject the atheist label (Several studies show that a large section of the public around the world - even atheists - distrust atheists).
Bloomberg News reported that American atheism is very white and deeply Eurocentric.
The atheist PZ Myers recently wrote:
Atheism has squandered its momentum on a defensive old guard and apologists for neglect of events happening in our world. I’m going to have to suggest that we all abandon it. Let’s find an organization that openly states that they want to dismantle the structures of white supremacy and sexist oppression...
Take a listen to James Croft. Humanism is a better futureJames Croft is the outreach director for the humanist organization Ethical Society of St. Louis (ESS). The ESS says about their organization, "As a nontheistic organization, we foster free religious thought, and our mission is to help answer the ultimate questions, 'How can we create meaningfulness in this life?' and 'How should we treat each other?” without reference to god or the supernatural.' According to the ESS website, their membership is made of atheists, agnostics and some religious people as well.
The staff of the Ethical Society of St. Louis can be seen on their website via this link: Meet our staff
Did you go to the link labeled Meet our staff? Did you notice anything similar about all seven of the staff members of the Ethical Society of St. Louis? If so, was it that all seven of the staff members are white?
Where is the ethnic diversity of the staff members of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, PZ Myers? Did the outreach director for the humanist organization Ethical Society of St. Louis encourage any blacks, hispanics, asians and native Americans to apply for a staff position during his outreaches to the community?
According to the 2010 census, 49.2% of St. Louis residents are African American. Yet not one staff member of the ESS organization listed on the ESS website is an African American. And I know that ethnic diversity is achievable in urban settings having gone to urban churches with an ethnically diverse staff. If Christians can achieve ethnic diversity in churches, why can't the Ethical Society of St. Louis do the same? The ESS does not even have a token non-white staff member let alone have a rainbow coalition like staff.
Leftists and social progressives are very well-known for dissociating themselves from people and organizations. PZ Myers, are you going to dissociate yourself from James Croft and the Ethical Society of St. Louis. Are you going to publicly disavow James Croft and the Ethical Society of St. Louis?
Are you sure your still not an atheist PZ Myers? The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah declared: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?" Mr. Myers, your credentials for being a humanist look very spotty indeed! Your looking very atheistic right now!
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Author: Byron P.
Title: PZ Myers talk at GMU, 9nov2008