Atheists and Rational Thinkers: How a Facebook Phenomenon Opened its Mind to Animal Rights
Justin Watson, creator of the Facebook page Atheists and Rational Thinkers, joins Animal Voices to talk about intersections between atheism and veganism. Watson will tackle some big questions about searching for right and wrong in the absence of a divine authority. And as the moderator of a very large and active debate forum (67,000 likes and 280,000 “talking about this” as of this writing!) Watson will share with us the lines of argument that have been most effective in persuading participants to get serious about animal issues. Above all, Watson reminds us that it’s important to be “preachy” about things that matter: it was just one relentless questioner who started him thinking about animals, eventually leading him to make animal rights a major concern on the forum.