Anatomy of a Smug Internet Atheist Edeglord

My internet experience can basically be summed up by what happened this morning; I went looking for something not about religion but stumbled across some fanatical internet atheist (which isn’t simply an atheist who’s on the internet) shoving his hatred of religion into it anyway. Hardly anything apart from the infamous aalewis reddit post (”In this moment I am ecstatic” etc.) has summed up the problems with new atheism in so little space.

  1. Lumping Other Things They Don’t Believe In With Religion

The crummy behaviour of the internet atheists not only puts me off of new atheism (the fanatical, negative, nasty atheism of Dawkins and co.) but also the things that often go with it, namely humanism, skepticism, so called freethinking, postmodernism, the alt right and socially liberal attitudes to abortion and gay marriage (although with the last 3 they’re only further putting me off of things I didn’t like anyway).

The internet atheists’ lumping religion in with Harry Potter, the flying spaghetti monster (the gold standard of puerile strawmen) and whatnot just makes me think that the mind of a skeptic functions like this; ”I don’t believe in x and I don’t believe in y so x is y”. Arrogance is the word for that. What is the guy doing with his tweet except arrogantly lumping ALL religions in together and with fiction, while not actually bothering to tell us why the religions are supposedly wrong? I can’t speak for every religious person (well nobody else can either so whatever) but as far as I’m concerned my being in a specific religion doesn’t mean the others are of no value; it’s not Twilight Struggle where we win and you get nothing, rather it’s the Olympics; all entries have their differing levels of ability and some even make the podium but only one person or team gets the gold. You can think somebody is wrong, even dead wrong while not thinking it’s a delusion or some comforting fairytale to get idiots and wimps through the night.

2. Assuming That How They See Religion Is How Religion Actually Works

They might think the religious doctrines or whatever is just ”a matter of perspective or opinion” but that’s mixing up how sola scriptura fails (sola scriptura is a Protestant doctrine that means one’s doctrines can only come from the Bible yet the Protestants have differing views on theology even though they mostly or all believe in sola scriptura) with how religions actually work. In Catholicism for example it isn’t a matter of opinion whether murder is wrong; it simply is wrong having been condemned by both the Bible and the church having a tradition of opposing it. If on the other hand he means that it’s only a matter of opinion when 2 different religions differ well he’s wrong there as well. If a faith says that Christ will return at such a date and then He doesn’t then that faith is wrong at least about that although judging by the Twitter user putting officially in quotation marks he’s a postmodernist and so thinks everything is opinion anyway so I fail to see why he’d single out religion if he cares in the slightest about being consistent (being a postmodernist he probably doesn’t). Worse yet he says there’s no small irony that fandom uses the term canon which is one shared by religion. Well the Catholic Church uses it with Canon Law but Catholicism is mostly definitely NOT a religion where it’s just opinion; some doctrines have been defined infallibly and (on very rare occasions) the Pope has spoke ex cathedra (from the chair). On Catholicism if you don’t agree with the Pope (at the very least on things like the Bible is the word of God or Christ was indeed the Son of God like he said) then you’re wrong and that’s it.

3. Automatically Thinking About Religion When There’s Division And People Acting Irrationally

Look I don’t like the amount of irrationally and division that happens between or even among religious groups but I just don’t like this stuff anyway while the new atheists seem to think it’s especially bad among religious people which it isn’t except among fundamentalist terrorists and really it’s opportunistic to lump all of a group in with its worst members; (the things I say about the new atheists in my blog posts don’t necessarily apply to the more moderate atheists but for years I thought he fanatical ones were the only kind a they were the only kind I ever saw; only reading nice comments by atheists on Fr. Mike Schmitz videos proved me wrong) it’s the behaviour of a fanatical partisan who’ll use anything that even the slightest bit looks like it might be dirt on his (the new atheists are overwhelmingly white men) opponents.

Forming tribes allows people to do together what they couldn’t have done individually but unfortunately this leads to people not liking the other tribe. Our brains evolved for survival and not for truth and so our views are treated like a position in a war; there may be better ones but people often aren’t willing to risk losing the current one and giving up the current one would in case be seen as a failing of some sort. von Falkenhayn’s calculations for Verdun may have been fine on paper but battles are won ultimately by keeping one’s nerve for longer than the enemy and not necessarily killing more of them than they kill of yours though obviously it helps. Division and idiocy even to point of having pointless arguments about minutiae are just what happens with people (just look at youtube comments although miraculously these seem to have vastly improved in the last few years). In this 13.8 billion year old universe you live for 120 years at best and with brains that have evolved for survival and not truth so the materialists of all people have no reason to think their group is smarter than anybody else. Sit down new atheists, be humble.

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Worried about Gustav

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I went through the hurricane readiness briefing with my servants this morning. They discussed what possible flooding could happen in New Orleans and surrounding areas, and how badly my oil refineries and rigs in the Gulf may be damaged. On the positive side, short of completely flooding some old residential areas of New Orleans, there won’t be too much damage to anything that really matters. According to my security staff, all of my oil rigs, businesses, warehouses and factories are locked down far better than last time. There should be absolutely no looting or water damage.

Regardless of all of my preparations, I am still worried. After FEMA’s myriad failures in 2005, I don’t know if I can trust my old buddy Bush and his boys anymore. I mean, Brownie did a pretty good job protecting our factories and businesses, but as time progressed and Chertoff took over, they completely…

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The wrong type of creeping socialism

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I know I haven’t posted in a long time, but now that I finally got my bonus for last year — A nice 250m — I have more time to do this “blogging” and try to stop the creeping socialism that is overcoming our nation.  Thankfully, TARP came through, otherwise I’d have no idea how I would pay my taxes for last year. I am always dependent on my Christmas bonus to pay them off.

However, my morning summary of the news included this story from the communist rag, the New York Times. It’s a overwhelming pro-poor people socialism article about how the rich don’t deserve our bonuses and such, but at least they got one quote right:

“I think President Obama painted everyone with a broad stroke,” said Brian McCaffrey, 55, a Wall Street lawyer who was on his way to see a client. “The way we pay…

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Poor People Suck (and are profitable!)

Poor People Suck

Poor people are a giant sufferance for the rich, they also are fantastically easy to get money from. While I prefer to deal with people of my own elite status and work to improve their hard lives, there are many among the elite with unnecessary liberal guilt that feel a need to waste it on these poor people who don’t seem to be able to figure things out for themselves and stop being poor. You see, I have lots of jobs in my factories around the world they can work in so they may be less poor, but they keep on striking, complaining about the fumes making them sick or the wages being too low, or losing their arm because the machines are dangerous. If they aren’t willing to move to my factories and work, why should I waste my money trying to help them out?

However, if you are…

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Poor people want the elite to be poor.

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This disgusting piece of pure insanity came to pass last night, and I believe it to be final proof that this country, already so poor in every way, has fallen to the Marxists. It is the final proof that Americans don’t respect the elite or the trials and struggles we have to go through every day to ensure they all have jobs in our factories and plants. I am starting to wonder if it’s time for us elite to pack up our toys and go to greener pastures. With the government forcing us to restrict our income to a paltry $500k a year, all hell should break loose. How am I supposed to feed, clothe myself and keep a roof over my head with that infinitesimal sum of money, much less feed my many mistresses? Not that they necessarily need to be dressed, of course.

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He doesn’t stop at taking my money.

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Now he is taking away my primetime television. Who is taking both my money and my entertainment? Barack Obama. Well, not my entertainment as I don’t waste my precious time on that plebian drivel known as primetime television. However, he’s found a new way to take away more of my money and prevent the elite from getting out their message to the plebian masses.

Broadcasters are bracing themselves for the likelihood of three prime-time interruptions in three weeks, totaling at least three hours of prime time — and ad breaks — yanked.

“His economic stimulus package apparently does not extend to the TV networks,” one network exec noted.

Obama’s reps have alerted broadcasters that the president will hold a news conference Monday, according to network execs. It’s expected to eat up the first hour of prime time; that alone could cost broadcasters more than $9 million in lost ad…

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It’s downright vulgar!

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That commie rag, the New York Times gets it right once in a while. In a recent article they went and itemized the minimum expenses anyone living in the City must put up with if they are to live like civilized people. Now, to avoid having all of the communist and Marxist propaganda drown out the seriousness of this situation, I went through the article and pulled out all of the essentials any elite living in New York must have. Anything less than this is unthinkable.

… at least two vacations a year, a winter trip to the sun and a spring trip to the ski slopes. Total minimum cost: $16,000.

A modest three-bedroom apartment, she said, which was purchased for $1.5 million, not the top of the market at all, carries a monthly mortgage of about $8,000 and a co-op maintenance fee of $8,000 a month. Total cost: $192,000…

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How demeaning!

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When the elite, Bank CEOs, are forced to fly with the poor, what comes next? Bank CEOs going to Walmart? Bank CEOs sending their children to public school? Bank CEOs giving up their mistresses around the world?

Luckily, this is clearly a publicity stunt:

Or it could be Citigroup Inc.’s (C) Vikram Pandit, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s ( JPM) Jamie Dimon, Morgan Stanley’s (MS) John Mack, or Bank of America Corp.’s ( BAC) Kenneth Lewis. The CEOs of the nation’s eight biggest financial institutions are ditching their fleet of private jets and taking public transportation to testify before Congress on Wednesday.

Their decisions to take a commercial flight or Amtrak service come amid a public outcry about the excesses of Wall Street and exorbitant CEO pay packages. The banks, whose CEOs have so far accepted $165 billion in bailout money, are also looking to avoid the kind of public…

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This man understands the proper role of the elite

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I know some plebs think their paltry 250k a year businesses somehow qualify them to be considered legitimate, but as this brililant orator puts it, any jobs those businesses provide are guaranteed to be “lame” and not help the economy.

Only us proper elite have the wisdom and history to know how to run the country, and taxing us is simply taxing all that is good for America.

Why won’t those lazy, dirty, socialist, marxist scum ever figure that out?

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Responding to the “5 Best Reasons to Not Believe in God” — Adherent Apologetics

The Daily Maverick posted an article that lists the “Five best reasons to not believe in God”. In this article, I am going to respond to them. So let’s get started! 1.) No Evidence My first question would be what kind of evidence are you looking for? You can’t use the material to prove the […]

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