Although my Twitter profile photo is always the Dangerous Talk “A,” my facebook profile photo is usually me. This week, atheists are asked to change our facebook photos to the uniform scarlet A, this year in grey, for the week.
The reason for this is so that people on facebook and see that there are a lot of atheists as their friends and family. It is a way to encourage others to come out of the atheist closet and as a way to humanize atheists to those believers who might not realize that they know an atheist.
What I don’t like about A-Week is that we are asked to have the same uniform symbol. Atheists aren’t generally a fan of uniformity and I am no different. Last year, it was fun to see various atheists put their individual take on the A-symbol. Many incorporated it into their photo. I usually use the Dangerous Talk A that was designed by a friend of mine.
One of the down sides on A-week is that when I post of religious pages, my comments are ignored before they are read. Also, since many other websites use facebook as a login, any comments I make on other websites might also be ignored without being read.
Still, I think A-week is a good idea, but I do wish that atheists would do as they did last year and put some creativity and individuality into their profile-A. I think this is more interesting than the standard A-Week image we are told to use and it still gets our message across. So go and be creative like everyone else!
- Happy “A” Week Everybody! (camelswithhammers.com)
- An Atheist in a Theist World (dangeroustalk.net)
- Myth: Atheists Believe in Nothing (godlessgirl.com)
- Quiverfull Atheists (dangeroustalk.net)