Racism and culture bias used to be isolated topics of discussion for many of us, like sports or gardening – not matters of overarching existential threat like a virulent flu pandemic or nuclear brinksmanship. We could compartmentalize.
Today’s world is too small and changing too fast for people in privileged majorities to be complacent. As extreme-right nativist politics engulfs country after country, driven in part by climate migration and escalating economic inequality, the future trembles.
Now we must face our biases and overcome them to cooperate globally, to ensure that our planet’s climate can continue supporting human society. We can reinvent ourselves as cooperative peoples with mutual respect, capable of questioning and discarding “us versus them” competitive world views with in-built disdain for others.
Atheists are in a great position to become role models. Each of us can make a unique contribution to collectively weaving the new story that will be needed to guide humanity in surviving our greatest challenge.
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