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**[TW: ABLEISM & SLURS]** The message is constantly being sent out by atheists everywhere: if your mind is configured differently than mine, you’re not welcome here. Which is a shame, because I can count many atheists with ADHD, autism, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, etc, some of them as good friends and terrific contributors to the community.

If we really want atheism without barriers, we have to cut out the ableist language, now. This includes ending the crazy-bashing of Christians, because if an atheist with a mental disorder walks into a room where people are casually tossing around the words “crazy”, “retarded”, “idiotic”, etc, ze’s going to feel under attack.

Discussions which center around attacks or slander of people’s mental states aren’t only harmful, they’re lazy. The fact is, arguments from the supernatural aren’t wrong because they’re crazy, they’re wrong because they’re not supported by evidence. Dangerous people aren’t dangerous because they’re crazy, they’re dangerous because they’re threatening violence. It’s time we started taking pushing the bar higher in atheism. Let’s take ableism seriously.

Casual Ableism from Atheists

I want to add that I don’t support trying to convince religious people that they are “wrong” / trying to convert people to atheism. But the point remains that atheists have a serious fucking problem with ableist thinking — language alone isn’t the problem.

(via youarenotyou)

Reblogged again for that commentary. Language is part of it. The thinking that this language is a product of is a bigger part.

(Source: andythenerd, via youarenotyou-deactivated2012022)

Filed under ableism neurodiversity atheism atheist autism OCD disability Christianity crazy humanism humanist kyriarchy privilege

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Casual Ableism from Atheists

andythenerd:

Not all people have the “standard model” brain, and a lot of those people are proud atheists and need the support of a freethinking community. But many atheists pride themselves on being “more intelligent” than religious people, and are quick to call fundamentalists “crazy”.

Click the link to read the whole thing.

(via jemimaaslana)

Filed under ableism neurodiversity atheism atheist autism OCD disability Christianity crazy humanism humanist kyriarchy privilege