Further Evidence of the Lack of Civil Discourse: This Time a Theistic Example
Apparently there’s a new anti-atheist book out called The God Haters: Angry Atheists, Shallow Scholars, Silly Scientists, Pagan Preachers, and Embattled Evolutionists Declare War on Christians by Don Boys. To say that this book is an example of “unfriendly theism” appears to be a massive understatement.
I always chuckle when a complete stranger tells me that I hate God, as if I could hate something I don’t think exists. (A related idea is that atheists are “threatened by God” — see here.) But I’m not Boys’ target; the “New Atheists” are. Here are some excerpts from a blurb for his book:
Every atheist states his motives clearly: It must be illegal for any teacher, preacher, or parent to teach any child an exclusive salvation based on the death and resurrection of Christ and a literal Hell. It should be treated as child abuse. Boys asserts that the prohibition will be expanded to apply to adults and sees a major confrontation where real Christians will refuse to obey that obtrusive, offensive, and obviously unconstitutional law. ….
Dr. Boys characterizes these New Atheists as being tyrants and totalitarians in the pursuit of their desire to remake America in the old Soviet image, and suggests that blood will flow through the streets if children are taken from homes and Sunday schools and parents are charged with child abuse. ….
All atheists appear to be arrogant, angry, and asinine. Their ignorance is only exceeded by their arrogance. And evolution is a farce, a fraud, a fake, believed only by fools, fanatics, and fakers. …
It seems atheists confuse their opinions with facts and such a problem indicates mental instability.
I think I have proved that the “brights” are not very bright and have repeatedly taken a knife to a gun fight. No, not very bright. They are losers. Nor are they honest. They have decided to win this war against God in the public forum using any weapon at hand and lying is the closest weapon they have. They are unabashed, unashamed, and unrepentant blind—boasting—babbling—bombastic–buffoons.