All religious beliefs are stupid. But mostly harmless unless their followers take those beliefs seriously. Or, worse, act on them.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) December 18, 2015
Notice ALL religious beliefs are stupid. Critical thinking tells me that when you have reached that conclusion, you have closed your mind. Closed, locked, nailed shut. If you think a belief is stupid, it signals you are no longer interested in considering it possible to be true. You have dismissed it. Why would anyone be open to stupidity?
To see what I mean, run this test on yourself. Consider a belief you personally beleive to be stupid. For example, I think the whole conspiracy theory about aliens building the pyramids is stupid. I can thus admit I am closed-minded about alien-built pyramids. I have no interest in hearing the arguments that prop up the conspiracy theory. Why would I be open to such stupidity? Time is limited and there are too many non-stupid things to consider.
Of course, I do not think atheism is stupid. Nor do I think all atheist beliefs are stupid. Unlike Dawkins and his followers, I am open-minded and don’t claim to have these Big Metaphysical Issues all worked out. And this enables me to be more objective than the New Atheist.
Anyway, the question to ask is why Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists won’t be honest and just admit they are closed-minded about God? Why do they try to deceive others by pretending their are open-minded and willing to consider “evidence?”