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[–] Crensch 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I loved how /r/atheism was in-your-face front-page posts all the time. It introduced atheism to the public at large, and to everyone on their first visit to reddit. So many sheltered individuals either wanting to learn about atheism, or ask questions, or prove that their fantasy of choice is the right one.

So what if it was full of memes and trolls? The people that needed to see it, saw it. It was awesome before tuber and jij killed it, and I'm glad it went non-default after they took over. Nobody needed to see what /r/trueatheism already had - a bunch of boring idiots congratulating themselves on their enlightened atheism.

People needed that irreverent pile of shit that users flung all across the internet. People needed the circlejerkers, the anti-circlejerkers, the hipsterjerkers, the low-effort posters, the high-effort posters... everything about that place was amazing.

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[–] Chinchurro [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I couldn't agree more, there was nothing deeply flawed about /r/atheism. The majority of people have no desire for a forum that only allows deep discussions (r/trueatheism). There are so many people traumatized by religion, light-hearted comedy helps them to move on. It was a diverse community both in content and in people, I hope we can build the same type of community here.