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SITES OF NOTE

Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
blogs4God
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
He Lives
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
one-eighty
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
Andrew Bolt columns
Ann Coulter columns




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Monday, January 20, 2003


 
The Atheist syndrome

Having spent a lot of time recently perusing atheist websites and lurking on bulletin boards, etc. I am beginning to believe there is indeed such a thing as an atheist syndrome. It is true that reflective christians have to spend a lot of time cringing at the antics and comments of sterotypical self-proclaimed "bible-believing, born again" christians in cyberspace but it seems to me that there is also a definite type that is prevalent among the committed atheists who appear on the Net. Now atheists are vehement in asserting that they are not "religious", of course, but many of them exhibit a zealotry that is the equal of the zealous religious believer... And there is something more - a harder, darker edge to many of them.

Christians and atheists, the yin and yang of cyberspace! Both feed off each other in a strange kind of way and each would be lost without the other, despite protestations to the contrary. And it is Christianity that really upsets the atheists, very few of them get too hot under the collar about other religions. Their dislike of the other gods is peripheral. It is the Jehovah and Jesus of their childhood or school days that really ticks them off. The rejection of the supernatural is coupled with a passionate enthusiasm for Darwinism that is as breathtaking as the enthusiam of holy rolling Pentecostals. Richard Dawkins comment that evolution allows one to be a fulfilled atheist is an apt description of this "type". While theists can and do accept evolution, atheism and evolution are inseparably linked (like co-joined twins) in the self proclaimed cyber infidel or "freethinker".

So what is the type that I detect from their writings and comments: he is male, angry, aggressive, and is in desperate need of getting in touch with his feminine side!


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