...who steals from theism in order to give his personal moral system the weight of transcendence that his philosophy denies can be there.Oh good grief. There's nothing at all transcendent about humanist morality. The only people who need transcendence are religious fucktards to morally justify raping and abusing thousands of children.
He then invokes the always-irritating argument from ignorance, saying atheists "are constantly haunted by commanding Oughts that are inexplicable apart from a Transcendent God and a human race made in his image and likeness."
Really, how fucking stupid to you have to be to consider the well-being of other people to be inexplicable?
Shea's present motto is "So That No Thought of Mine, No Matter How Stupid, Should Ever Go Unpublished Again!" Shea definitely lives up to the spirit of this motto.