This week website Feedspot included my blog on a list of the top 30 atheist blogs and websites every atheist must follow. (I came in at number 14.) Feedspot founder Anuj Agarwal invited me to display the medal depicted to your right on my website. I have thus far demurred (with the exception of this blogpost) given that I don’t have an atheist blog, so the virtual medal is seriously misleading.
That said, I am fine with the general recognition. While I don’t have an atheist blog, I do have a website that I think atheists would benefit from following.
I’m not sure how this list was drawn up, but I’d like to think my inclusion in the list indicates some fruit of long labors in irenic dialogue (more or less) and steelmanning the views of my atheist interlocutors.
There are some websites/blogs included in the list that I would not think deserve to be included in the top 30. There are others that I think should be on this list including (but not limited to) Secular Outpost and Godless in Dixie. In other words, like most “Best of” lists (e.g. “Best Japanese Horror Movies”; “Top Ten Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles”) this curated list is open to endless criticism and nitpicking.
Nonetheless, to criticize and to nitpick is to miss the point. The list certainly offers a fine launching point for further exploration and that’s all one can really ask.
Any additional suggestions on atheist blogs and websites/blogs that atheists (and the rest of us) should follow would be welcome in the comment section.