This is not just a thought, it's a rally call. Religions have holy days, days where the members must do, or not do, a thing, or things, to show their allegiance to their cause, which they call faith. Often these are called Faith Days. As atheists we do not have these opportunities to show our equally strong and valid No god viewpoint, or to likewise take time off work for that purpose.

I propose that we, the atheist community, should collectively select a day in the year when we can show our allegiance to our cause however,
As that cause is essentially nothing - we are
'For NO god'
as opposed to
'For a god'
I propose that the day should be spent in silence, the absence of communication, debate.
I feel it would be an exceptionally peaceful expression of our position, which would be no more demanding, or socially disruptive, than people going missing from the workforce hither and thither to worship their chosen voodoo.

The day?
I reckon it should be something significant,
Silence on Dec 25th may prevent the many family rows that day spawns, but I suspect it would be perceived as argumentative to hold it then. I think the best thing would be to hold it on the day when the world started to grow out of the superstitious nonsense.

The day the great Charles Darwin was born...
February 12th Atheist Day of Silence.

  • Any Suggestions for a more suitable day?
  • Is it too late for this to happen in 2010?
  • Is it even a good idea?
  • Have we as Atheists got the collective balls to stand alone in our communities and be silent?

Answers on a postcard please! LOL Or better still - Join the Facebook group Atheist Day of Silence

This is one of the Too many questions

PEACE Crispy

Please leave a comment - Anything will do The best communications are often, THREE WORDS OR LESS
OR ONE OR MORE FINGERS!

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Comment by Dave G on February 4, 2010 at 9:30am
I'd not use Feb 12th, if only because it's already Darwin Day, a day of talking about Darwin, evolution, and the like.

Why not the birthdate of Rene Descartes, one of the founding lights of the Enlightenment, March 31st?

Of course, this does not address the idea of a day of silence in and of itself. In a world where our point of view is constantly trying to be silenced by those who would wish to impose their religious dogma upon us (and everyone else), do we want to silence ourselves, even for a day?
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 4, 2010 at 12:10pm
Cool... Februaray 12th! I'm in!
Comment by Kirk Holden on February 4, 2010 at 12:11pm
Why not have theist just plug their ears - most of the are already doing that.
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 4, 2010 at 12:13pm
Actually this could be a good protest! "National Day of Silence" is a day of protest that has spread accross the nation where every year, gay rights activists don't say anything in protest to the silence in response to the discrimination against gays and lesbians. If anyone asks them something, they hold up a card that says something like, "I'm sorry but I cannot talk to you, I am participating in the national day of silence protest." or something.
Why douldn't we do the same?
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 4, 2010 at 12:15pm
National Day of Silence 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Silence
Comment by Crispy Sea on February 4, 2010 at 12:50pm
Fair comment about descartes but Dave G and FlyingV - Think of the effect of the silence, university proffessor, scientists, teachers, doctors, all remaining completely silent. Only uttering things like "I'm sorry but I cannot talk to you, I am participating in the national day of silence protest." like skycomet suggested.
It would really highlight how many smart people hold an atheist view - would it not?

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