Should people who don't believe in god(s) have a special name like 'Brights' or 'Atheists' or not be labeled?

Richard Dawkins & Dan Dennett came up with 'Brights' and 'Supers' i.e. people who don't accept supernatural explanations and those that do. However Sam Harris doesn't agree & didn't even use the terms Atheist or Atheism in his books 'The End of Faith' or 'Letter to a... show more Richard Dawkins & Dan Dennett came up with 'Brights' and 'Supers' i.e. people who don't accept supernatural explanations and those that do. However Sam Harris doesn't agree & didn't even use the terms Atheist or Atheism in his books 'The End of Faith' or 'Letter to a Christian Nation' because he says you don't need a term describing what you are NOT - only what you ARE. There is no term for people who don't believe in Astrology (Astronomer DOESN'T mean that - despite the fact that almost all Astronomers do not believe in Astrology). Harris claims that terms like Atheist or Bright are used pejoratively by theists & are counter productive.

Does it make more sense to not call people who don't believe in god(s) anything at all -in the same way people who don't believe in ghosts, ufos & big foot aren't called anything? And isn't it possible that calling yourself a 'Bright' or 'Atheist' could be falling into the same 'egoic trap' which so many religious people fall into? e.g. Catholic / Protestant or Sunni / Shea etc)

Or should people who do not believe in god(s) feel uninhibited enough to identify themselves as separate from theists and deists and reflect this freedom in calling themselves a specific name? (Christopher Hitchens calls himself an Anti-theist)

There are advantages & disadvantages to both attitudes - which do you think is most sensible? Are other terms like 'Rationalist' specific enough or should terms like that be avoided too?

P.S. Theists - feel free to address this question if you want to but PLEASE abstain from posting criticisms of non-belief as this does not answer the question posed. Your is co-operation is greatly appreciated.
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