The end of slavery and Womens sufferage and movements in science and medicine that we would all agree now are good things were chapioned and lead by atheist. Atheist had opposed slavery since Plato and Bentham and Mills Susan B Anthony etc all athiest began the movement for equral treatment of women in direct opposition to religion tenets.
The abolitionist movement had a lot of Christians. John Brown is the most obvious example. Abraham Lincoln, too.
As for women voting, I don't think it is a good idea because they're more emotional. I understand that democracy it all is a horrible idea, but it is even worse with women. Not to say that all women will be more emotional, but like race and everything else, it is the general rule.
Women shouldn't be treated equally. Not as inferiors nor superiors, but as being different than males.
99% of atheist I have ever mat are anti-war and understan what is going on in Iraq etc.
And how many of those admit Israel's involvement? Most will give some token response, like "its a war for oil, man."
I've debated with enough atheists to find that most of them are really just Judeo-Christians minus the whole Jesus thing.
An extreme form of athiesm would be like being a seperatist and saying all people of faith should be removed to let thinkers have their own country.
That would be one. Another would be for the immediate destruction of Christianity to replace it with Atheism.
Atheism is rejected by about 90% of the population. However Atheism does not require multi trillion dollar institutions who fight eachother all the time to maintian its believers. Religion is clearly brainwashing and harmful.
Organized religion is.
The great fortune of Europe was the Church holding too much of the land in a time of drout and thus from hunger people finally rebelled in the French revolution. As Religion dropped the age of reason began.
What have we gained from the age of reason? Smoke stacks? Nuclear bombs? Television? Democracy? Liberalism? Utilitarianism? Polluted rivers? Most humans don't use reason, so why let it be acceptable to exalt emotional arguments under the guise of "reason"?