An interesting piece from Paul Wallace which possibly deserves more detail:
The atheisms of most committed, principled atheists are often not more than mirror images—inversions—of the theisms they negate.
Another which I’d hoped to expand on was this piece by PZ Myers, where he argues that Dr Kermit Gosnell should not be charged with murder, because, according to Myers (recently noted as one of the 25 most influential atheists) even new born babies are not people (I directly asked if he thought Gosnell was guilty of murder after reading this comment in another post, and he responded that he would cover it a blog post, which is the initial link above.). It’s an astounding admission, and shows just how slippery the abortion slope is. As I understand it, Myers is not alone on that point in that list of influential atheists, as Peter Singer also supports infanticide at least in the case of disability (not that this makes it any less appalling!)
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The atheisms of most committed, principled atheists are often not more than mirror images—inversions—of the theisms they negate. — Paul Wallace