I published a post yesterday called ‘I’m sorry today’s atheist movement has inspired abuse. Are you sorry your religion has?‘ In it, I accept ideas linked to my worldview have motivated people to act badly and ask believers – instead of being defensive and dismissive when shown harm caused by religion – to do the same.
I’d been wondering where the angry mob were till Russell Glasser of The Atheist Experience forwarded me this email from a fan.
I’d love to see you guys take on this brand of college educated hipster atheist. His particular bent is becoming quite loud amongst us and is doing the work of the religious while speaking in our voice. He get’s a lot of things wrong but it seems he just lumps a whole bunch of human failings on to atheism. He’s part of the “lets hate Dawkins/Harris at all costs” camp and at times I feel like he’s as dishonest as S.E. Cupp.
He starts this thing with 5 bullet points, all of which misrepresent the involvement of Atheism or the the responsibility of atheist ideas for the failings sited.
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‘Hipster atheist’. Was it the glasses? It was the glasses, wasn’t it?
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