With time, it turned out to have just as many frauds, psychopaths, and careerists as religion does. Many have now concluded that these personality types are endemic to all human groups, rather than being the peculiar preserve of religious folks. With Stalin and Madalyn Murray O'Hair, atheism seems to have ended up mimicking the vices of the Spanish Inquisition and the worst televangelists, respectively.You can read the whole thing here.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
The Twilight of Atheism: The Oxford University theologian Alister McGrath notes that atheism, once hailed as new, exciting, and liberating, has lately fallen on hard times: