'Atheistic fundamentalism' fears
I am sick and tired of being called a “fundamentalist” atheist, or a militant atheist. I am not trying to control anyone, nor am I judging the moral worth of others. As thousands of atheists have said before, “people are free to believe what they want, as long as it doesn’t affect me.” But why on earth am I considered rude, if I take a stance, or if they engage me in a discussion, why should I back down? After all, this is a discussion forum.
There may be a God and there may not be a God. Can’t we just leave it at that? Uh, No. Why in the hell does everyone think that this agnostic position (golden mean fallacy) is superior?
I’m tired of being shushed. A fundamentalist is not just rude, or aggressive, they are unwilling to change their minds. I could think of many things that would make me change my mind.
Michael Burleigh, the author of “Earthly Power” says that if you subtract God and the notion of an afterlife then there is a real risk for a quick fix, to create heaven on earth, political utopianisms, which were so deadly in the 20th century. He refers to the cult of reason.
Dr. David Stack says, “Once you do that, you begin to regard man as animals, and as you would the plant kingdom." He teaches a course, 'From Darwin to the Death Camps'. This is such bullѕhit.
Atheists are not authoritarians or totalitarians. I don’t want to kill Christians in the name of atheism, well, maybe just one. I don’t believe that we should or could force people into believing anything that they didn’t want to. But I do think it’s important to discuss it. People should know that there are other opinions out there. Some churches teach that it is a sin to read anti-propaganda. Ever heard the saying “reason is the devil’s whore?” I do have the desire to understand differing points of view. I’m not close minded.
I do not think that many atheists would say that science has all the answers. However, they would say that it is the best tool that we have to discover answers.
I agree with this guy.
“Does this make me a "fundamentalist"? Some will doubtless say so. And there is one sense in which I will accept this charge: I am a truth fundamentalist. I believe that the truth is superior to error.”