No actual Atheists involved, by the way.
Why do you think that? If you have a look back, and you'll find they used the own handles before they realized they could post anonymously.
That place (a place I go to daily since I was little, just for kicks) is where people congregate and troll, for fun. There are Atheist vs. Theist topics ALL THE TIME. Some of the trolls are not actual Atheists in the end. No one's serious. Craigslist isn't serious. This "new Atheist" thing seems to be gobbled up like wildfire by the most gullible (no offence, again, because the site I just showed you is often talked about as an "Internet hate machine" and for some reason, many people take GREAT offense and can't help but take it seriously. Craigslist is no different.) I read the vast majority of the comments in the site you showed me (the prayer site) and it's trolls. I bet you my green card, SS #, and my wallet
that many of the people who posted were trolls at their finest.
I thought Dawkins established civility?
I don't think that likening Christians to Nazis (eg. in his documentary "Root of all evil" where he likens church services to the Nuremberg Rallies) - or likening people who even accept Christians who are scientists to "appeasers" is very civil.
We have a topic about this, like Larissa said. The Nazis were indeed Christians
. Denying that only shows you fear for your own faith. We look for facts, not fallacies. So, we began researching on whether they really were Atheists or Christians. Turned out the mass followers were indeed Christian, and that even the Pope supported Hitler for the discrimination of the Jews and homosexuals along with many others ideals (no one but a few people, such as SS officers, however, knew about the holocaust though, until the USA invaded Berlin. The German civilians had no clue that atrocity was going on. After finding the concentration camps, the US military showed the German people what Hitler has been hiding for so long; no, they forced them to actually. Just wanted to share my knowledge from history so that you don't feel too horrified in knowing that the Pope knew about the discrimination of the Jews.)
If "ridiculing" means something as simple as "my gosh, you actually believe in that?", then that's nothing
In this case, it meant sending messages to a middle aged woman whose ex-husband had just died suggesting that she wanted to have sex with corpses.
To be quite honest, I laughed. Not for her or at her, but at the trolls. They are idiots, nopainers. Don't pay mind to them. Look, I'm sure this is clear evidence that these "new Atheists" are going to invade and take over the world through force (pfft HA!), but the media needs news stories. This is a big news story, especially in the UK where there are Atheists. These "new Atheists"? Nope. I can personally tell you that there is no such thing
. Only over the Internet they can troll their hardest. I'll give you a small sample of how trolls are put into the media and how the media uses a scare tactic. Same thing as with this "new Atheist" news story
Side-note: (Like I give a shit about breaking rules #1 and #2. Fight Club was good though.)