First – for your viewing pleasure.
Now, it seems that some people are engaged in what is called (Twitter) #AntiAtheistCampaign, which basically means that some Twitter accounts with atheist usernames have been suspended or removed from the system, or that some other users have reported those accounts as such and alerted Twitter, which in turn removed them.
Twitter is saying that it did remove some accounts like that but that they were automatic spam Twitter accounts and had no value or made any contribution to the twitting community, however some users seem to feel that there is an anti atheism move on twitter and that it could be coming from the ranks of those highly moralistic believers who will stop at nothing to please their god (or gods).
But being against atheists does not make sense in the first place, atheists reject the idea that any gods exist, atheists are not against anything but simply think and feel that there is no evidence for the existence of god (or gods) and until such evidence will be presented to us we will not believe that there is such a thing.
So being against someone who does not believe in something just because he does not believe is like an #AntiMightyMouseCampaign, sure, Mighty Mouse is a cool animated character but not many people thinks he is real or that he exists in reality in the form of a little mouse that can fly, talk and of course – save the day. Would people who strongly believe that Mighty Mouse is real move to create a campaign against those who do not believe it? sounds pretty stupid to me.
Tim Farley says
I blogged about the #AntiAtheistCampaign this morning. I think the affected have gotten caught in Twitter’s newly tightened technology around spam. I explain why in There is no #AntiAtheistCampaign on Twitter. It’s just a crackdown on spam over at my Skeptools blog.
You’re right, in the post itself it says that its probably a spam issue with the Twitter team, however was funny to see the reactions to this – looks like many out there are not too happy with the atheists twitter activity and they made it known.