I agree with some of what this guy says about today’s atheist movement. There are a lot of angry, bitter, even hateful atheists out there who are relentlessly vocal on social media. (I’ve written dozens of pissy posts about Christians and their antics, but I don’t think they were hateful. Well, maybe a couple.) But the presence of Asshole Atheists shouldn’t cause one to flee from the Atheist label altogether. You can still declare your non-belief and not be a frothy-mouthed Dawkins/Hitchens/Harris worshipper…even though they have some good things to say, ahem.
Can having an aversion to Christians (or Muslims, whatever) be called xenophobia, as the author implies? I’m not sure. I guess I’m Christianophobic…but even when the “phobics” like me call themselves atheists, is that any reason to hide yourself in the shadows? Guilt by association? That’s why we have personal blogs, my friend. Get one and spout your opinions like the rest of us! It’s kinda therapeutic. 😀
But for at least a couple years, from sometime in 2006 until sometime in 2009, I was a militant atheist, dashing off dozens of blog posts condemning religious thought for promoting murder and mutilation. I thought we, the atheists of the world, were railing against injustice and speaking truth to power.
Atheism felt just and true and important. But no longer. What happened?