I wrote to my MP and got a load of waffle back. I shall be writing back with a few links and will ask if they have any well-meaning missile attacks planned to save the children of Yemen from the murderous activities of our best buddy on the Peninsula.
New Atheism has lost its battle for the cultural high ground. But everyone else has long since passed them by. The New Atheists accomplished the seemingly impossible task of alienating a society that agreed with them about everything.
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And yet in the bubble where nobody believes in God and everyone worries full-time about sexual minorities and Trump, you get less grief for being a Catholic than a Dawkins fan.
How did the New Atheists become so loathed so quickly? The second article presents a theory: It has something to do with a litany of grievances against the believoisie so rote that it might well or ironically be styled a catechism.
These New Atheists and their many fellow travelers all share an unpleasant obsessive tic: This repetition-compulsion seems to be baked right into their dogma.
Soren Kierkegaard, the great enemy of all pedants, offers a story that might shed considerable light. In his Concluding Unscientific Postscript, he describes a psychiatric patient who escapes from the asylum, climbing out a window and running through the gardens to rejoin the world at large.
But the madman worries: We watched [Neil de Grasse] Tyson doing exactly the same thing, and instead of hiding him away from society where nobody would have to hear such pointless nonsense, thousands cheer him on for fighting for truth and objectivity against the forces of backwardness.
We do the same when Richard Dawkins valiantly fights for the theory of evolution against the last hopeless stragglers of the creationist movement, with their dinky fiberglass dinosaurs munching leaves in a museum-piece Garden of Eden.
So the problem with New Atheism was that its whole shtick was repeating obviously true things that everyone already knew? This is a surprising number of people disagreeing with a thing that everybody already knows. I could be misreading the article. The article could be wrong.
This is my intuitive feeling of what was wrong with New Atheism as well. Just that they were right in a loud, boring, and pointless way. They were coming into educated urban liberal spaces, saying things that educated urban liberals already believed, and demanding social credit for it.
If New Atheists were preaching evolution in social circles like mine, they were wasting their time. This seems like an accurate criticism of New Atheism, one that earns them all the condescension they have since received.
But the New Atheist still ought to feel betrayed. While the atheists were going around saying there was no God, the environmentalists were going around saying climate change was real. The feminists were going around saying sexism was bad. And the Democrats were going around saying Donald Trump was an awful person.
All of these statements might be controversial somewhere, but meet basically zero resistance in educated urban liberal spaces. All get repeated day-in and day-out by groups of people who make entire careers out of repeating them.
And all get said in the same condescending way, a sort of society-wide plague of Voxsplaining. Conservatives make fun of this incessantly, and they are right to do so. Think of one of those corrupt kleptocracies where the dictator takes bribes, all his ministers take bribes, all their assistants take bribes, the anti-corruption task force takes bribes, etc.
And what did New Atheism do to get on their bad side? Maybe New Atheism failed to make the case that it was socially important. But the climate change people seem better at sounding like they care about the people involved, compared to atheists usually sounding more concerned with Truth For Its Own Sake and bringing in the other stuff as a justification.
Trump resistance always has new tweets to keep its attention.Thanks for the topic Pro. I'll be arguing that patriotism is over-all more valuable to society than universial brotherhood. I'll be using historical facts as most of my evidence, but if my Opponent asks for a link I . Yes. Patriotism is more important than Universal Brotherhood.
Universal brotherhood is difficult in this world of many differences. 2nd Answerer says: They are the same, to those with eyes to see. A non-universal brotherhood is quite distinct from patriotism, and in general a brotherhood is more personal and individual oriented.
Brotherhood on a large scale can advance social structures pass what patriotism can, and thus lead to a more fulfilled and developed individual.
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