sums up my hopes for a more authentic atheist.
I especially resonate with the following part:
Like atheism (with which it is more or less interchangeable), secularism is a negative dispensation. Being secular is not a positive virtue like being reasonable, wise, or loving. To be secular, one need do nothing more than live in perpetual opposition to the unsubstantiated claims of religious dogmatists. Consequently, secularism has negligible appeal to the culture at large (a practical concern) and negligible content (an intellectual concern). There is, in fact, not much to secularism that should be of interest to anyone, apart from the fact that it is all that stands between sensible people like ourselves and the mad hordes of religious imbeciles who have balkanized our world, impeded the progress of science, and now place civilization itself in jeopardy.
And now I'm going to drop the atheism thread. I'm sure it's getting boring for everyone (it is for me). In it's place, I'm going to pick up on the meditative technologies thread. Because, honestly, that's the next logical step.