Posted by
Lasse Holmberg Josephsen
• 09.06.12 09:00 am


Rebecca Watson: Suffers from the delusional religious belief that men want to fuck her.

It all started with an elevator ride.

You’ve probably heard about the silly incident involving annoying twat Rebecca Watson, founder of Skepchick, and how, after her delivering a speech at an atheist conference in Dublin last year, a male geek followed her into the elevator and made a clumsy attempt at picking her up, which Watson felt was rude and sexist.

Then Richard Dawkins made the mistake of trying to talk some sense. That’s when everything blew up. Dawkins and other atheists who claimed Watson was making too big a deal out of an innocent pick-up attempt were attacked by feminist atheists who branded them as chauvinists and representatives of the Patriarchy.

Richard Dawkins believes I should be a good girl and just shut up about being sexually objectified because it doesn’t bother him. Thanks, wealthy old heterosexual white man!
Rebecca Watson

Yup. She’s a fucking idiot.

Since then, the whole thing has escalated, leading ironically to a schism within the atheist movement.

A wacky gorgon called Jen McCreight became fed up with what she saw as rampant sexism within the atheist community, as well as her fellow unbelievers’ lack of interest in social justice and diversity. So she started a New Wave of Atheism, a wave that isn’t just a bunch of “middle-class, white, cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied men.”

According to McCreight, It’s time for a wave that cares about how religion affects everyone and that applies skepticism to everything, including social issues such as sexism, racism, politics, poverty, and crime.

This new wave now calls themselves Atheism+, or A+ .

Supporting this retarded coven of cunts is P. Z. Myers, flatulent fuckface with a hard-on for fish, and, as far as I can understand, the rest of the bloggers at freethoughtblogs.com. A person called Greta Christina drafted a sort of temporary A+ manifesto that is well worth reading, if only to understand how boring these people are.

Nelson Jones of New Statesman praises Atheism+, and writes:

Any community, new or old, has its tensions, and in the past year the atheist/sceptical community has been rocked by a divisive and increasingly bad-tempered debate over sexism and, more generally, a sense that the dominant voices have tended to be white, male and middle-class.

Nelson thinks A+ is an exciting antidote to those things, but doesn’t seem to understand that now the dominant voices will still be white and middle-class. And with silly Queer theory added to the mix.

The legacy of the Frankfurt School never ends. Whoop-de-doo!

Once again, the most idiotic part of the left has hijacked a non-political movement. As usual, it’s dull, humorless, and Marxist to the core. And these laughable dullards have actually managed to topple the whole atheist house of cards.

Religious leaders must be praising God, as well as wondering why they found atheists so scary in the first place.

It has already become a cliché to compare this whole situation to the quarrel between the resistance groups in Life of Brian, but if you’ve seen that film, it’s absolutely impossible not to think about the People’s Front of Judea Fighting Campaign for Free Galilee while the confused Romans just watch, shaking their heads in disbelief.

I don’t believe in God, and I never spend my time pondering his existence, so when asked, I usually call myself an atheist. I’ve read the writings of Dawkins, Hitchens, and some other of the more aggressive atheists of the last decade, and I’ve enjoyed most of it. But I always felt uneasy when they talked about atheism as if it was a movement.

Unlike these self-proclaimed skeptics, I’m skeptical about movements. I believe that the individual is often stronger than the collective, because a collective is usually only as strong as its weakest member.

And now, after being blinded by groupthink, the atheist movement is in turmoil.

No one should be surprised by this. Movements require conformity and a common agreement about where to go, and that’s simply not possible among a large group of people. Political parties, for example, need enforcers and spin doctors to make it appear like they are monolithic, while in reality they’re constantly quarreling among themselves.

Without stern people at the top, everyone wants to drag the movement in the direction that suits their own individual preference. Factions will emerge, fighting will erupt, and everything will go to hell.

The atheists forgot this, thinking that everything would be smooth sailing since the lack of belief in God was the only thing binding them together.

So I guess we can say goodbye to organized atheism for now. They had a fun run, but in the end they were brought down by the one thing they have in common with the believers: They’re humans, and as such they’re prone to idiocy.

Atheists of the world: Sit down, shut up, and for the love of the nonexistent God, DON’T ORGANIZE! You’ll only attract feminists.

 

—LASSE HOLMBERG JOSEPHSEN


Comments
  1. Karl says:

    The last sentence made my day!

  2. Watson/Myers 2012: For a purer, less elevatory atheism™®

    Don’t steal my bumper sticker ideas goddamit.

  3. This is actually a very good piece. A+ types seem to want to go the “Consensus” route in which everyone with a pretend identity/sob story needs to be fit in under the tent, thus watering down the whole and making it completely ineffectual.

  4. Lunchin' says:

    Your ivory tower isn’t towering enough if the mere rabble can chat you up in a common elevator.

  5. Really, really excellent piece, Lasse!

  6. Also, if Rebecca Watson reads this, she’ll be too distracted by the images of floating pie to be able to comment. Good plan.

  7. Lunchin' says:

    Isn’t the term atheist-feminist redundant? Shouldn’t a well trained feminist categorically reject all patriarchal religious constructs? Politically Correct Satanists are probably a lot more tolerant.

  8. Jim Goad says:

    @ “Isn’t the term atheist-feminist redundant?”

    Goddess disapproves of your comment.

  9. raymes says:

    Anagram: feminist = i fist men. (they wish). Anyhow, the scraggly wench should be so lucky to be hit on and likely inflated the boring scenario I can barely recall reading when you featured it. try being hit on thousands of times girl. You are hyper-aware of the incident because it never fucking happened to you before. I used to write shitty rants and hate on movies because those things were lacking in my life the most whatever I was jealous and ranty about. Same applies here. Go fuck yourself, seriously. You need to. I can send you a sex toy actually.

  10. Lunchin' says:

    @Jim Goad
    D’oh!

  11. lester says:

    No way you have to get into QUILTBAG*. That’s “Queer something lesbian transgender,” something else.

    If you don’t learn about that you’re not really an Atheist. You believe in God.

    *real thing

  12. BlogDog says:

    “South Park” has done the atheist schism thing in the episode where Cartman freezes himself and ends 500 years in the future. Atheist talking otters!

  13. LaVallette says:

    Give it a few months and this New Atheists + will have Gaia for their Goddess!

  14. Peter says:

    The whole “Atheism Plus” thing is just a bunch of jackasses like PZ Myers and Greg Laden and a bunch of dumb, hysterical cunts trying to have control over something.

  15. Robin Masters says:

    I love it when these people turn on each other. Organized atheism is just a progressive sect of Christianity right? I mean they have billboards and shit.


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