Saturday, April 11, 2015

Atheist Anguish Over Microaggressions

Spotlight needed on Trevor Noah's anti-atheist bigotry

"Trevor Noah, the replacement for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was recently found to have made some tweets a few years ago that some people have interpreted as misogynistic and anti-Semitic. There has been much news coverage of this controversy, but the mainstream media missed the harmful tweets that Noah aimed at atheists.

Various secular bloggers unearthed and promulgated many of Noah’s 140-character criticisms of atheism last week. Unfortunately, these tweets were neither humorous nor thoughtful critiques — the posts merely lambasted atheists.

For example, shortly after the famed journalist and atheist social critic Christopher Hitchens died in 2011, Noah wrote that atheists “worship him” and therefore, “#WeAllNeedAGod.” He also claimed that “Without God, atheists wouldn’t exist” and asked why “atheists don’t spend as much [time] questioning satan’s existence.”

While I do not believe that we should censor comedians because of political correctness, I found Noah’s posts to be quite problematic. Atheists in the United States and around the world are marginalized. Here at home, atheists are distrusted as much as rapists. Only 54 percent of Americans are willing to vote for an atheist running for office, compared to 96 percent for a black candidate, 95 percent for a female contender or 68 percent for a gay candidate. Noah’s rhetoric only serves to further stigmatize atheists.

Looking toward the future, let us hope that Noah doesn’t use his new platform to spout more anti-atheist bigotry."
Oh My! To come across criticisms of their religious views causes such distress and is so problematic for the poor darlings that they must self-censor from the challenges presented to them by differing views regarding their own worldviews. This alone, they whine, stigmatizes Atheists who are undeserving of the widespread and general disapprobation they receive.

That is patently not the case; they want the world to be so safe for themselves, that it is free from any conflicting thoughts. That comes along with the general lack of common Atheist ethical grounding and the elitist need to dominate which characterize the majority of Atheists. They are not trusted because they cannot be, under their own standards.

The only counter plan they come up with is silencing the opposition. So it is not "bigotry" to oppose Atheism in all its forms, it is common-sense.

1 comment:

Phoenix said...

Poor Atheists why can't they just be left alone.Deep down they are human too.They bleed,they cry,they believe they are Apes,just like everyone else.

As far as I'm concerned Atheists are still sub-humanoid creatures.Let's spread the message.