This for me is what it means to be human and atheist.
Frankly, I’m still not sure what to make of it. I don’t know what Mr. Shiflett’s personal religious views are, but his article contains a number of mordant jabs. “… deity-dissing group,” he calls American Atheists at one point.
“… suggesting that the uninitiated are delusional and feeble-minded might not be the wisest way to expand your brand.”
I’m reminded of what Julia Sweeney reports in Letting Go of God, what her mother says in a phone call after Julia is accidentally outed to them: “Everyone knows that there are those fewpeople out there who don’t believe in God, but they…
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