A 2009 bus ad in Toronto with the slogan, "There's Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying And Enjoy Your Life." Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

There’s no such thing as atheist fundamentalism

“This nefarious use of the term reveals the charge of ‘atheist fundamentalism’ for what it sometimes is: A weapon to marginalize critique of religion and the religious, and to maintain a status quo in which religious viewpoints, practices, and communities are privileged over nonreligious ones.”

Sign from the 2012 Reason Rally. Photo by Brad Pennock via Flickr Commons.

Yes, atheists can be fundamentalists

“Fundamentalism as an ideological category has historically been limited to religion. But as atheism grows and begins to double as a political identity for many, I propose expanding that category to include nonbelievers.”