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RWGR
03-16-2015, 07:18 PM
Evangelical atheists at the present time are missionaries for their own values. If an earlier generation promoted the racial prejudices of their time as scientific truths, ours aims to give the illusions of contemporary liberalism a similar basis in science. Itís possible to envision different varieties of atheism developing Ė atheisms more like those of Freud, which didnít replace God with a flattering image of humanity. But atheisms of this kind are unlikely to be popular. More than anything else, our unbelievers seek relief from the panic that grips them when they realise their values are rejected by much of humankind. What todayís freethinkers want is freedom from doubt, and the prevailing version of atheism is well suited to give it to them.

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