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Christianity Johnson on 22 Aug 2008 01:51 am

Growing pains

One opinion:

Two Images of Atheism: Hate versus Community

“new atheists” are the dark under belly of atheism. In books, blogs, and public statements, they sell us ideological porn, sophomoric rants that feed our dark sides and reinforce our own unfair stereotypes about the “other,” i.e. the religious.

Yet all of this does far more harm than good. The addictive nature of their rhetoric radicalizes us and leads us to an ever more closed off conversation about how we are superior and everyone else is delusional.

And a rebuttal:

Image and Personality Problems

And a report on one of the largest atheist organizations:

More drama in the world of organized atheism

2 Responses to “Growing pains”

  1. on 24 Aug 2008 at 3:30 am 1.Pasta Lover said …

    Yes, but the message will be the same, that not everyone is willing be polite and play along with other people’s silly beliefs. That is a good thing.

  2. on 24 Aug 2008 at 7:49 pm 2.Hittman said …

    “It appears that you have discarded rational thinking and voluntarily signed up for a life of superstition and mythology.”

    How could anyone resist such a warm invitation?

    Cults, religious and otherwise, flourish where people are downtrodden with little hope of improving their lot in life. That defines a lot of people in China. It would be interesting to see the demographics of the converted. I’m guessing most of them will be poor. People seldom convert while cruising on their personal yachts.

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