The atheist blogger Hemant Mehta reported about the atheist blog network The Orbit (see also: Internet atheism):
|“|| Nearly two dozen atheist bloggers — many from Freethought Blogs, along with a few others from Patheos, Skepchick, and independent sites — are about to launch a new website called The Orbit. (The site isn’t functional just yet, but it should come online soon.)
According to a now-deleted post, though the same information has been hinted at in several other places, the collective will be focused on atheism and social justice.
Interestingly enough, PZ Myers is not on the list of those moving. He’ll remain at Freethought Blogs, where he’s been recruiting new bloggers to the site over the past month.
I’m speculating here, but I suspect at least some of the Orbit writers are heading to the new site in part to get out from under his shadow and away from his burn-all-bridges. Maybe I’m wrong.
The Orbit describes its blog network thusly:
|“|| The Orbit is a diverse collective of atheist and nonreligious bloggers committed to social justice, within and outside the secular community. We provide a platform for writing, discussion, activism, collaboration, and community.
What social justice means to us
We aim to contribute to a more just and equitable world for all people, free of disadvantage on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, age, economic or other social class, sexuality, physical ability or mental illness, geography, nationality, immigration status, and other forms of marginalization and systemic oppression. Our site is feminist and progressive. We know black lives matter and that no one is illegal, we know trans women are women and that sex work is work, and we support a socially conscious atheist movement.
As atheists, we believe criticism of religion must fall within this framework.
The Orbit: Loss of Google referral traffic
The Orbit: Alexa rankings
Richard Carrier's defamation lawsuit against The Orbit
See: Richard Carrier's defamation lawsuit against The Orbit
- ↑ reputation Several Atheist Bloggers Are Moving to “The Orbit” by Hemant Mehta
- ↑ Welcome the Orbit to the World of Online Atheism by Kaveh Mousavi