Originally Posted by Seamus
Probably not,but I'm not with you.
By definition an atheist is simply a person who does not believe in gods.A mode of behaviour is neither implied or may be inferred
Consequently 'as an atheist' I don't give a flying fuck what PZ Myers says.He can shoves his patronising attitude about 'accommodationists' up his arse.
Bollocks and hyperbole.
There is no 'should' apart from a disbelief in gods. I really don't care what other atheists choose to do personally.What they may NOT do is tell me what I 'should' think,feel,say or do,about anything.
Seamus I have to agree to a great extent. PZ Myers is a not an atheist precisely: he's a professing atheist. As a single human brain his success and self image is intrinsically dependent on being occupied with a position that relates to not believing in the brains concept of a god. As an individual human being it appeals to me he's anti-religion but only because I am and one more anti is one less pro.
But he's still a belligerent American whose words receive more attention around the world due to the phenomenal dominance of American culture all over the globe in the last century. As a result humans thousands of miles away end up discussing the latests thing that's upset another human brain on another continent. Atheism in the human brain when it becomes a collective produces it's own versions of gods. Technology makes the world smaller. It's evolution.