For all that, the new atheism craze barely outlived the decade. Its rebellious pretensions about standing up to the evil delusions of religiosity began to seem absurd as its advocates were received not with harsh criticism and persecution but wild acclaim and a significant amount of agreement. Its supporters soon tired of tedious and repetitive debates, and they began to argue with each other about social justice and political correctness.
Atheism had too little novelty to sustain media interest and too little substance to unite people for long. Now, the irate atheist is a figure of fun, lampooned as a fedora-wearing shut-in, and atheist stars like Dawkins admit that post-Christian Europe might turn out to be much worse than Christian Europe.
But if the time of atheists has receded somewhat, why are fewer people in the West going to church (or any religious institution) on a weekly basis? Why is faith receding from the public square?
Jay Vollmer+1I’m a fedora wearing shut-in?
I’m not shut-in. I get to exercise in the yard for an hour each day wearing my fedora.
Let me make sure I’m understanding you… You’re offended because I wrote that hetero men are lesbian?
I didn’t write that.
Nina K Tryggvason+Jay Vollmer I am not outraged, that is your knee jerk response to being told your joke is unfunny and you repeated it. Then you get pedantic over specific word used to ignore the substance of what you did post, demonstrating your lack of awareness of others or understanding – and when asked to explain what you thought you were doing with a known trope, instead of owing it or addressing my posts, you are suggesting that somehow your posts are my social error. I had in fact, assumed you were a gay man until that post, but this certainly shows why there are very few men of any sexuality who are friends with with lesbians or heterosexual women. 1s
not post your assumption and expect it to be correct. not to mention, keeping it about you, rather than you actual having to learn anything from someone else. it is tiring to have to explain why men are wrong and then why it is not okay for men to lash out when disagreed with. maybe you need to think about your social skills and consider your audience more. I hope you learn something from this, but I doubt you will.