Humanist Political Power Part One: Local versus national organizations

The “free thought movement” of atheists, Humanists, nones, naturalists and others exists at two levels of operation: Small local groups and large national/international groups. Conventional wisdom holds that large organizations and celebrity atheists stand at the top of, and lead, our movement while smaller local groups act as foot soldiers. This structure gives the appearance of our movement being hierarchical in structure, but that hierarchy is illusion. A moment’s reflection demonstrates that the opposite is true.

Steve Ahlquist