reply to post by lambs to lions
You know OP, I'll have to admit your post gave me pause for a minute...
Admittedly, I am somewhat anti-Christian. Not militantly so, but I have been known to be a bit rough on Christianity as a whole. At the same time, I
have spent entirely too much time trying to correct gross errors in the understanding of biblical principles and Christian doctrine among the heathen
Since I am a fundamentalist turned atheist, I can argue both sides.
My point being, I could be mistaken at times for being one of these "new atheists", and at other times, I've been accused of being a bible thumper.
Whoever this group is, I must say they are doing a pitiful job. There are several knowledgeable ex-Christians here who are going to see right through
their "drivel". And several knowledgeable, seasoned, and mature Christians who are going to call them out as well. As you just did.
I guess what I'm saying is, I haven't noticed an overt upswing of this per se since I've been at ATS. It seems it has always been there to a
greater or lesser degree. Just as we have gung-ho diehard fundamentalists come and go occasionally. What I have noticed, is a subtle influx of
anti-Christian rhetoric from another Abrahamic sect. But I'll leave that be as it isn't the topic here.
At the end of the day, not all Christians are alike, neither are all atheists alike. If what you're saying is true, I don't think they will get far
with their agenda. Most of the atheists at ATS aren't interested in belonging to a clique. They're very independent and analytical. The regulars
here may fight tooth and nail among themselves, but outsiders with an agenda have a tendency to stick out like a sore thumb, and usually wind up with
heathens and Christians both on their case.
S&F for a thought provoking read.