I took down the Atheist post I made last night.
I did so for several reasons:
1. It was a poorly written and unedited thing I threw up late at night after getting annoyed at something I saw that I felt was particularly assinine. Given the amount of attention it attracted, I would prefer not have it up. I am putting this up so that people who were replying know where it went and why.
2. Out of the many people that responded, several made excellent points about my post, and convinced me that honestly however I feel about the methods of argument, the points that New Atheists argue in favor of, and the discrimination they already face in society, outweigh any negatives from the tone of their arguments.
3. Several other people responded with nothing but ad-hominem attacks rather than any of the points I made. Yes I get it you don’t believe in Sorcery or magic. A lot of people do. This blog is not about convincing people otherwise. Again, a fine argument to have, just not the point of my blog.
4. People started arguing within the post about theism vs atheism, which was not at all the point of the post. Its a fine argument to have, just not here.
So in short, mea culpa. I should not have posted something so ill-conceived (not to mention edited) on a topic that clearly hit a lot of nerves. Several people accused me to trying to “silence” atheists, which was not at all the point. It was simply aimed at cutting through vitriolic hyperbole. Instead of doing that, it simply produced more of it, which I should have anticipated.
TL;DR Shouldn’t have made a late night half cocked post about something that I was not really invested in enough to spend the time on. Should not tell groups that I am not a part of how to argue their case. My apologies.