Full Title: (New) Atheism is boring, and you should stop
Creator: The Distributist
Publication Date: October 19, 2020
Link: (New) Atheism is boring, and you should stop - YouTube
Critique of the New Atheist Movement and its alignment with cosmopolitan, globalist ideologies
- Adopting a straight cosmopolitan, globalist party line, the New Atheist Movement faced criticism for its radical takes from intersectionality and straight-up Marxism.
- P.Z. Myers and his colleagues are seen as prioritizing evangelical Christians' disapproval of stem cell research in 2005, while neglecting the present abolishment of the concept of biological sex from public discourse, cancellation of scientists for heterodox views, and the resurgence of a bloody ideology.
- This raises questions about the movement's priorities and whether it truly represents a scientific and rational approach.
Richard Dawkins & his current relevance
- Richard Dawkins, seen as the great exception to the conquest of political correctness, is both praised for his contributions and criticized for his progressive campaigns that often result in him being canceled.
- As he prepares to release a book about outgrowing one's religion, some wonder if he is the hero the world needs in a time of rampant and entirely secular chaos that threatens the stability of the West.
- It is also acknowledged that Dawkins is aging and may be limited in his impact.
The legacy of Dawkins & the new generation of atheists
- Dawkins' legacy is explored, with a focus on whether he has inspired a new generation of atheists who carry forward his approach of challenging irrational beliefs.
- The performance of this new generation in 2020 is examined, raising questions about the direction they have taken and the depth of their examination of ideas.
Dawkins' successors & their ideologies
- The successors of Dawkins, particularly those who identify as anti-SJW atheists, are analyzed.
- Many of them have found a home either on the right or in left liberalism, often adopting democratic socialism to appear topical and relevant.
- Their beliefs are seen as governed by fashion, with a lack of deep examination.
- There is reason to question the notion that their beliefs make them particularly rational and good people.
Examing the fascination with democratic socialism among skeptics
- The skepticism community's fascination with democratic socialism is explored, noting its appeal as a response to criticism of moderate political stances.
- However, it is critiqued for the lack of genuine interest in the content of democratic socialism and the absence of restrictions on consumerist lifestyles for its adherents.
How privilege is discussed and applied in the atheist community
- The discussion of privilege within the atheist community is analyzed, highlighting the perception that privilege is only personally applicable to right-wing individuals.
- The systematization of privilege talk and its impact on revolutionary ambitions are also questioned.
The conspicuous lack of critical questions and criticism on global corporatism, socialism, and resource management
- The absence of deep examination and critical questions in the skeptical community is noted, particularly regarding global corporatism, socialism, and resource management.
- This lack of engagement is seen as a missed opportunity for meaningful discourse.
The original question of the New Atheist Movement and scientific rigor in culture and politics
- The original question of whether the New Atheist Movement represents a methodological application of scientific rigor to culture and politics is revisited.
- Are the modern content creators within the movement an extension of this project or do they represent a teleological end point of science and logic, characterized by shallow examination and self-righteous political platitudes?
Christopher Hitchens - a missing member of the movement
- Christopher Hitchens, a prominent skeptical voice during the author's own skeptic period, is acknowledged as a missing member of the movement.
- His contributions and impact are recognized, leaving a void in contemporary atheist discussions.