Tuesday, September 30, 2014

July 2, 2011: The day the atheism movement died on the information superhighway

Richard Dawkins is still widely criticized for igniting deep fractures in the atheist movement through his Elevatorgate scandal.

For example, on November 26, 2013, the atheist activist and blogger Jen McCreight posted at Twitter the message: "Did anyone on Dawkins AMA ask how he feels about singlehandedly destroying the atheist movement with the Dear Muslima yet?" In December of 2013, atheist Jack Vance at Atheist Revolution  called July 2, 2011, which is the day that Elevatorgate occurred, "The day the atheist movement died."

Yes, my atheist friends,  July 2, 2011 is the day that the atheist movement died on the information superhighway.   I did not come to honor the atheism movement in this blog post, but to bury it. Those whose movement's come alive by the information superhighway, die by the information superhighway.

1 comment:

  1. I was amused, although I probably shouldn't be, at how shocked atheists were at Dawkins.

    When he slandered Christians with the most vicious bile he could cough up, atheists thought he was great. Now that he's the same kind of man--just as hateful, just as dishonest, just as vicious--but he's directing it at his fellow atheists, all of a sudden they're amazed this could happen.

    You're right in many ways, but Dawkins didn't single-handedly kill atheism. Atheists in general did, when they chose a man who was plain and simply evil, and made him their leader. The rest was inevitable.