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← The Myth of Militant Atheism

AtheistEgbert's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by AtheistEgbert

You won't find an aggressive militant atheist sitting in a church or mosque, waiting for their opportunity to stand up and loudly criticize the imam or priest. If you did, then they might be somewhat unstable emotionally, or a bit crazy. But in an atheist, sceptic, rationalist meeting or event, there are plenty of believers who will loudly criticize, go on some lengthy rant, or ask dumb questions, and we put up with it, however awkward or uncomfortable.

Also, you won't see a radical independent individualist stand up in a crowd of sceptics, atheists or rationalists, bemoaning the fact they're also still stuck in group thought or following crowd psychology. Yes, we dissenters and contrarians need our own meetings.

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:57:50 UTC | #923461