Jacques Berlinerblau wastes no ink in his new book trying to flatter his fellow nonbelievers.
“American atheist movements, though fancying themselves a lion, are more like the gimpy little zebra crossing the river full of crocs,” he writes in “How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom.”
Yeah, but they also come across as “gimpy little zebras” when they claim to be so deeply offended by the slightest of religious expressions.
One more thing: “They fail to recognize that mocking religious people in public is entirely inimical to the goals they wish to achieve.”
Then, he offers what could stand as a summary of the whole book: “If atheists want to live in a secular country, they will need allies. Those allies are called religious moderates.”
If they want to live in a secular country? What kind of delusional nonsense is this? We already live in a secular country, unless someone is trying to define a “secular country” as one where there are no religious people. But that would be an irrational goal. And what’s more, has there ever been a time when the United States is more secular than it is now?