Is there a more crude beast than the modern atheist? Can we find a more intellectually offensive specimen than an individual who has wrapped his grubby hands around a singular idea, and thrust his sniveling nose upwards in contemptuous pride at this accomplishment, never to think for himself again, blissfully assured in his conclusions? Why even the theists are haunted by the specter of doubt! Yes these vile, blathering simpletons proceed without the slightest humility, so faithful they are of their rash conclusions, so unthinking are they of the implications. Nowhere do you find a more dogmatic and arrogant faux-intellectual than the modern atheist.
A mere century ago to claim the mantle of atheist meant wrestling with innumerable philosophical problems and personal demons, and reluctantly concluding the nonexistence of God with a heavy heart and a weary resignation to the task of finding value in a world deprived of any objective moral order. Today becoming an atheist is a trivial matter, and like all trivial things, it attracts banal, trivial people. Like anything brought to the masses, atheism has become a diluted, trite little idea for small minds. Rebellious, unsophisticated rabble find themselves at odds with the moral precepts of traditional religions, and adopt an atheist stance for its supposed permissiveness! They glance at the host of scientific and philosophical minds that have claimed this position, and then snatch it for themselves with only the most cursory inspection of what atheism entails. With so many ignorant commoners assuming atheism as a default metaphysical position, the entire philosophy of atheism has been polluted with spiteful God haunted post Christian ideology. The very same liberal, egalitarian values so HATED by atheists like Nietzsche are now part and parcel of modern atheism. Atheists take this socialist baggage for granted, as if unconsciously absorbing patently Christian ideas about charity and equality were merely “part of being atheist”. Even feminism has become intertwined with atheism on some level! This is what happens when a metaphysical stance that once belonged to only the most skeptical of critical thinkers is chopped into simplistic fodder for the dullest of dull-eyed cows to chew on.
The modern atheist, rather than simply articulate cogent reasons for his dismissal of God and moving on to ponder the philosophical questions of a life without religion, instead spends his days barking about the “injustices” God’s religions have inflicted upon people. Imagine that, someone who accepts “There is no moral order in the universe” yapping about how “evil” and “bad” God’s religion is! Why would a moral relativist even care about the activities of Theists in the first place? The truth is that these feeble minded hedonists are God haunted and resentful little souls, unable to simply let God go and move on about their lives, and they must instead cry out to God like sorely beaten step children. Modern atheists complain about the senseless deaths caused by religion without so much as a critical glance at where they might have gotten the idea that murder is “wrong”. (Surely it could not have been from the 5th Commandment of an old Jewish God) Atheist thought consists of taking theist moral norms and CRITICIZING theism with them! What hypocritical stupidity is this? A brief look at the modern “atheist philosophers” makes one wonder if atheism DIED 100 years ago. Why this petty obsession with “religious harm”?
The most damning and disgusting feature of modern atheism is that once freed of the restraints of God’s morality, atheists did not dare to ascend to new heights. After all the restrictions imposed by theism upon human enterprise, you’d think atheists would feel invigorated in the pursuit of new values. The lack of an objective moral order means you can build new paradigms, construct new value sets for the human race, doesn’t it? What about creating a superior, new man, not made in God’s image, but a God unto others? Apparently ideas like that are “too controversial” for atheists, who would rather wallow around in their feeble understanding of conventional morality.
What have atheists done? They have resurrected the oldest of old religious values about peace and turning the other cheek. Because modern atheists are weak hedonists, they espouse weakness in all their valuations, and have no interest in promoting any feelings of strength or superiority in man. They value equality, altruism, and weak humanist notions about saving the downtrodden and weak from themselves. How positively CHRISTIAN these ideas are! Modern atheists express that human reproduction should be restricted to prevent overpopulation. Have they never heard of The Shakers? Atheists would select their own movement for self destruction through the ignorance of their very premises. As Max Stirner said over a century ago, atheists continue to cling to “sacred ideas” while rejecting belief in God.
Atheism has failed. It once promised light and the creation of new values. Instead it has become a polluted haven for unthinking cretins.