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Comment 9 by AtheistEgbert :

Because I don't think new atheists are as rational as they think they are, nor do I think they are more ethical than the average Christian, nor any less politically naive. While I applaud their promotion of science and reason, they have not worked out any rational ethics or politics, and that makes up the vast majority of their opinions.

Really? I thought you would have been around the block enough to know better. "They" don't exist. There is no group mentality in Atheism, as much as P.Z. tried to redefine the word and talk down to what he called "dictionary atheists".

As soon as you try to push a particular political ideology or moral code then you've strayed into something else altogether. Call it a movement, call it a system, call it what you want, but it's not Atheism. Atheism may be a part of it, but it is not Atheism.

Throwing the word "New" in front of the word Atheist doesn't change the definition of Atheism or make it anything more or less than it already is.

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:06:56 UTC | #875073