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  •  I'm calling shenanigans... (0+ / 0-)

    ... first on the notion that there's a consensus among a group of people who have little in common other than a shared skepticism about god.

    Second on the idea of "those in the media" given that New Atheist antitheism has gotten plenty of high profile critique including Epstein and Stedman (Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy), Plait, Atran, Ronald Dworkin, De Botton, Jim Al-Khalili, ("Atheists are the mainstream. This is precisely why we should set out our stall to be more tolerant and inclusive.") and likely several more. That's not touching the Pew or Silver/Coleman research documenting that antitheists are a minority, with ritual atheists approximately equal to them in numbers.

    It's possibly true to the degree that the "news" has become the ideological equivalent of professional wrestling with worse costumes, but progressive Christians who also are excluded by that spin should understand how key voices are minimized by it.

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