The Growing Religiosity of New Atheism

ATHEISM IS NOT A RELIGION
It is an opinion. But I have found a blogger named Michael who seems not to understand this:

“Having convinced themselves they are the Champions of Science and Reason, the New Atheists see themselves as history’s chosen people who are currently in a crucial battle with the forces of darkness – the religious.”

Atheists are not united. We do not share convictions nor do we understand each other very well. We only share one thing. We do not believe in a god.

Religion wants the right to force everyone into their phony dichotomy:
“You are either with us or against us”

We Atheists don’t believe in your God. But our opinion is fragile – all you would need is some evidence and you would settle this whole thing. Until then stop badgering us into your phony mythology. There is no reason to believe it to be true.

Shadow To Light

I think religiosity is an intrinsic part of being human and is also perhaps the most unique of human characteristics.  We can get a feel for just how common this trait is by noting the religious behavior of secular atheists, people who are supposed to be non-religious.  Since they deny the existence of God,  some other aspect of life fills that vacuum.  A common avenue is political ideology, where  many secular atheists become extreme, political zealots, viewing their ideology as The One True Way while demonizing all who oppose them.  History shows us how this dynamic was carried it to its logical end in the Soviet Union, where the secular ideology of Communism was forcefully imposed on millions of people.

Today, the New Atheist Movement has made the religious dimension of atheism all the more obvious.  From an intellectual perspective, there is no such thing as good and evil if…

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About Atheist Max

I'm a former Christian who became Atheist in middle age. My blog is a journal of how I lost religion and discovered a better life. For Peace, Civility and the Separation of Church and State
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2 Responses to The Growing Religiosity of New Atheism

  1. 1 John 3 says:

    Max, you have to read the whole truth not part of the truth. God was talking about destroying his own people if they were wicked. Yes. In the old testament, God told the Jewish people to destroy other nations and wipe them out because they were so evil. They burned their children in the fire, they were godless.. God said that if the Jewish people become godless (burning their children in the fire, having sex with animals, stick penis’ up mens behinds, doing horrible things, not loving God, not loving love..) He would punish them. Because Jesus took the punishment now God is not going to punish us for our evil deeds by sending us to hell or by turning us over to evil unless we don’t believe that Jesus took our punishment. God hates evil. Love is patient, Love is kind, When you walk all over love, you get killed. That’s basically the point of the bible. That’s why you have to love love.

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