"We're trying to do what church people call outreach," said Jim Heldberg, a Pacifica software salesman and onetime Methodist who coordinates the group San Francisco Atheists.The article in the San Francisco Chronicle uses terms such as "activists" and "advocates," carefully avoiding words like "missionaries" and "evangelists."
The goal is . . . turning atheists into activists.
But help me, please - I'm puzzled. Why do atheists think they need to organize new groups of evangelists to proselyte for atheism? Aren't we already thoroughly covered with our public schools, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and the ACLU? Must be some kind of tax break they are after.