In a not-to-surprising move, Reddit has removed /r/atheism from the default home page of the website. Their blog post says it was 'time to shake things up a bit' and I couldn't agree more. As much as I love a lot of the circlejerkyness of Reddit, that one particular sub-reddit was bad for their overall image. Most often they would just post the same things over and over bashing on any religion in their path. Whether or not you're a religious person, I think we can all agree that some level of decorum and tact when dealing with such a sensitive subject from such a large website is probably the best overall move.
The politics sub-reddit was also removed, which doesn't surprise me as much as it might some. That sub-reddit has been a denizen for hate mongering from it's earliest inception. Think conservatively about any subject? You''re automaticaly wrong and probably do terrible things to baby animals for no good reason.
All in all the new list looks great, but isn't my personal dream list of a default Reddit front page. Some of the new sub-Reddits added are Books, EarthPorn, ExplainLikeImFive, and Gifs. All much better representations of Reddit culture than the two that were removed. The Television sub-Reddit was also added.
The new default set makes it look like the website is beginning to take themselves a bit more seriously in an attempt to attract new advertisers and supporters.
Here is a full list of Sub-Reddits now on the default home page.