here’s what I have to add to this discussion about atheism, it’s not much but
I find it really interesting that atheism covers a vast number of separate and distinct ideologies and, in many of its forms, is patently against rigid ideologies and orthodoxy but so much of atheism’s loudest defenders (reddit atheists and richard dawkins sycophants) espouse an incredibly rigid ideology and an evangelist viewpoint
Reddit atheists accept dogma without critical thinking just as easily as any Christian. I’ve seen many r/atheists regurgitate nonsensical bullshit that makes no sense. For instance: that whole quote about how if religious people actually believed in the afterlife, they wouldn’t be sad at funerals. That is patently stupid, and is a perfect example of someone trying to employ logic in a way that is both smug and incredibly inept, yet it is consistently included as ammunition in their theological debates. It’s as if they were so eager to add it to their argumentative tool box that they didn’t stop to think about it for a few seconds.