Cartoon © Oliver Widder

Cartoon © Oliver Widder

Newsflash, heathens: Skeptics/Freethinkers/Atheists are all over twitter! [Can you tell I have a hard time labeling the godless?]

How involved can you get with a website that asks “What are you doing?” Wait, don’t ask. Just smile, nod, and think of a good username.

Here are a few brief reasons you should be using twitter:

1) For the people. You are not alone–I promise! Twitter is a fabulous resource for you if you are: still in the closet, surrounded by religion, living far away from freethought communities or groups, or just those who want to have camaraderie. There is always conversation to be had and friends to make. You might even discover someone close to you. Networking is an obvious plus for anyone who wants to make connections with seculars.

2) For the brain. The links just keep on coming. From blogs to news, forums, research, and silliness–the godless tweeps will always keep you informed and entertained. Get a secular taste of what’s happening in the world, and keep your brain humming throughout the day. I have so many articles and blogs to read now that I can’t keep up with it all! Follow a few scientists and artists and enjoy how your knowledge and appreciation for the natural world expands.

3) For the lawls. My tweeps are wicked fabulous. Tossing around sarcastic banter, shirking propriety for a laugh, and having an all-around swell time will keep you healthier and happier. Just don’t forget to get off your flattening arse and take a walk.

Bonus! It’s better than any holy day service!

Jump on the godless train!
Here is a wiki of atheists on twitter to get you started. If you have an account, add your info to the list.
@zipzink has organized one of the largest lists of Atheists on twitter–complete with profiles!
There’s an atheist group on twibes.com with 200+ members and a huge list on wefollow.com.
Also check out the latest atheist activity on twitter.
And don’t forget to follow me and say hello!

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6 thoughts on “3 Reasons Atheists Should Be on Twitter”

tots4sho · July 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I completely agree with everything you said!! My facebook is FULL of old friends from boarding school & church and I hide my godlessness to prevent the spiritual tongue lashings, but on Twitter it's no holds barred! We may not ever meet at mansions in the sky, but sharing my lack of faith with other non-believers is a great source of strength and comfort. I don't believe and that's ok, and I'm not alone. I'm not earnestly praying, waiting & hoping for an answer. I'm tweetin it up and getting a clue.

    godlessgirl · July 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Fabulous way of putting it, tots. Having affirming people around you makes it easier to be free and grow your confidence. I know that my shyness about being atheist is quickly falling away since meeting inspiring people and talking to them during the day.

Amos · July 4, 2009 at 12:03 am

Atheists should flood Twitter and every other place.

Godlessness should be shouted from rooftops everywhere.

    godlessgirl · July 4, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Sounds quite evangelical of you! haha. Proud godless heathens rock 🙂

Camels With Hammers · August 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for the helpful links, godless girl! Hope to see you 'round the web some more!

Confession and Why It Works for Atheists | Godless Girl · November 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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