Here is one of the atheist memes posted on Craig Hicks site:
It is unfortunate for Hicks, the New Atheist who murdered three Muslim students, to have such a militant meme on his FaceBook page. But that’s not the point I want to focus on. I am struck by the honesty of this meme.
The meme indicates I have been right in maintaining the New Atheist demands for “evidence” are mostly a smokescreen. For New Atheism, at its core, is not atheism. It’s anti-theism and anti-religion. Even Jerry Coyne recently confessed, “Yes, Reza Aslan, I’m an anti-theist.”
But how does an anti-theist fight against an omnipotent being?
One way is to fight against religious people, who are supposed to be the representatives of the omnipotent being. This would mean that every “argument” against religion and religious people is not some intellectual inquiry into the truth. Instead, it’s part of the battle plan. It’s the “attack.” And that would explain why the New Atheists can never admit being wrong nor can they admit when their “argument” is weak. In battle, there is only one objective – victory. At all costs.
Another way to fight is to deny the existence of God. That would seem to be the ultimate attack on the omnipotent being. Even if God’s existence could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, the New Atheist would continue to deny God’s existence. This explains the closed-minded nature of the gnu. They cannot admit there is any evidence of God’s existence because that weakens their ultimate weapon.
What’s more, since the anti-theist has convinced himself that God, if He existed, is evil, that further entrenches the closed mind. For I am not sure the human mind can retain its sanity if it has to believe a) an omnipotent being created our reality and b) this omnipotent being is deeply evil. Rather than go down that road, it’s better to closed-mindedly deny the existence of God.
Once you begin to realize the New Atheists are anti-theists more so than they are atheists, much of their beliefs and behavior starts to make sense. Even if God existed, they would still be fighting the same fight. In their minds, God and religion are evil and harmful and must be opposed.