A few years ago, the ”New Atheism” surfaced as a safety vent for intolerance and ignorance. Too a large extent it became an effort to rewrite the European history, eliminating the most obvious and significant factor, which alone has defined Western Civilization, not only to ourselves, but also as defined by other cultures – Christianity.
Another futile effort to depreciate the significance of Christianity is presented by Will Porter in Huffington Post. A presentation loaded with ignorance from start to end.
Porter starts with a claim, which he admits is cheap: churches are guaranteed always empty. Are not all areas constructed for specific public events mostly empty?
Then Porter continues to advocate for the ”faithless majority” buy referring to a survey revealing that 50% of British people consider themselves having ”No Religion”. Then 50% of British people do have a ”Religion” and even more people have a faith which is simply too ambiguous to be classified as a ”Religion”. ”New Atheists” brag a lot about their superior reason, but are happily leaving reason out when spreading their inability to understand what faith is.
Porter continues his post with another statement: ”we now have a chance to ignore what celibates have to say about sex, marriage and homosexuality”. Porter is free to ignore anything, but it is still smarter to listen to a psychiatrist, than dismissing the physichatrist because he does not have your illness himself. Using Porter’s own rhetoric, I say, ”we now have a chance to ignore what atheists have to say about religion”!
The bigotry of ”New Atheism” would be more obvious if they dared to be consistent and campaign changing for example the Union Flag (it holds three crosses!) and inventing alternative, guaranteed non Judeo-Christian names for Daniel (Dennett?), Sam (Harris?) and Chistopher (Hitchens?).
”Most importantly, when some bigot atheist come on the telly to lecture us about the ‘true meaning’ of the festive season we can remind ourselves that the majority of British people couldn’t give a flying Christmas fig about it.”
It is true, ”New Atheists” want to believe some things, but not others – too a large extent against our human nature.