Paraphrasing Orwell in the light of Freethoughtblogs
“Criticism is ‘silencing’, you know. Banning, though, is just maintaining ‘safe space’.”
“It is churchy. It’s the kind of behaviour that made me give up religion in the first place.” – ‘tardbook friends comments. To FfTB’s horror, they’re female, and worse, don’t think I’m a monster.
“Where do you find these fanatics that most atheists don’t give a damn about?”
“Just saw this article at The Crisis Factory. You called it over a year ago. New, New Atheism.” – and the obligatory males have to stick stick their dicks in.
Though many will deny it, there is no such thing as a person that does not get a smug satisfaction rush out of the simple act of saying “I told you so…”
Yes, I called new, new atheism, but it was well over a year ago. At my best estimate, I was sounding the warning bells as far back as 20081. It was only here, over the last year, that I have started pushing the point that the rabble that now hogs the public spaces of the godless have little, if nothing, in common with the in-your-face, out-of-the-closet new atheism pioneered by what has come to be known as the Four Horsemen – Dawkins, Dennet, Harris and the late, dearly missed Hitchens. (more…)