Atheist Symbols, Why Not?
Something I don’t understand is this aversion many atheists’ have towards an atheist symbol. While I don’t think there will ever be a consensus among atheists for a single symbol, I don’t see a problem with trying. I also don’t see a problem with multiple symbols, atheists are varied and while one subgroup may be of an anti-religious, another may be more pro-science, and multiple symbols can help differentiate that.
Western atheism is a subculture, there can be no denying that. It’s a rallying point for an oppressed people and that is an important thing. Aside from that, atheism already has a well used symbol. A word like “atheist” or “atheism” is a symbol for an abstract concept. When you’re calling yourself an atheist you’re already using symbology, so just get over it and find an image you like or choose none.