Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Atheism by Oprah

This is great! A family woman using the word "atheism" in a positive sense, in reference to herself, on a major press outlet. Fantastic! And not even the first time.

2 comments:

Joshua said...

Yes, but this is the same Oprah who has repeatedly promoted The Secret- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_%282006_film%29

Don' get too happy about her.

Michael Caton said...

True, but I'll take the good with the bad. This is the woman who won the Iowa primary for Obama and launched him on his current trajectory. It's the same thing as saying Obama is the same guy who had Rick Warren speak at his inauguration. True, but still a big improvement for rationalism relative to Dubya. So if the word "atheism" is being used in a positive light in a major media setting, that's a big step up from the avoidance of discussion of religion altogether (which is how it can flourish - by avoiding scrutiny).