William Lobdell, the author of Losing My Religion, recently gave a talk in Portland. The following comment, from a summary of the talk, caught my eye and really resonated with something I've felt for a long time:
Although he was an atheist, Lobdell had a message for the 90% non-theist crowd of 40 that was critical of the atheist establishment. Instead of merely critiquing religion, freethinkers need to find something positive and constructive to put in its place. In other words, there needs to be an atheist alternative to the community and charity that are a foundation of organized religion.