Quote Originally Posted by RichardGarfinkle View Post
This doesn't answer the need for citation on organizations or why they speak for the majority.
my assertions on secular, atheist, socialist, communist movements are based on my understanding of their logical contradictions. that is to say that often they tend to compromise on their ideology of unreality of supernatural/spiritual/mystic phenomena. such compromises might have necessitated on various grounds. however, forthright explanations are not seen widely. French Marxist theorist Althusser's position that beliefs are not mere false consciousness but has a status of ideological reality has been a major advancement in this respect. to be brief, my point is that the so-called practical/tactical accommodation of belief practices needs to be articulated. neither a simple indifference stance nor an aggressive eliminationist confrontation do not serve the purpose of tackling the present day problems of humanity.