Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Stupid! It Burns! (5 reasons to be stupid edition)

the stupid! it burns! 5 Reasons the New Atheism is a religion
1) Attacks on believers ...
2) The New Atheism is evangelical ...
3) The New Atheism has saviors ...
4. There are scriptures ...
5. There are atheist "bible studies" ...

So, we have certain opinions, we talk about them, there are atheists who are especially skilled or well-informed, they write books, and we read them. Sounds like a religion to me. The author misses a few, though: we have holy communion (sometimes we eat together), we practice idolatry (I have a picture of Einstein on my wall), and we ruthlessly indoctrinate our children (by sending them to science class and making them do their homework).

There are probably more: tell us how the New Atheism is like religion in the comments!

But there's one critical feature of religion that atheists don't do...

We don't give ourselves lobotomies.

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