Over the last couple of years, I have documented the demise of the New Atheist movement. And as we have seen over the last eight years, without their Common Enemy to focus their negativity, the internet atheist community consistently lashed out at each other for a variety of reasons. For just one example, Sam Harris has accused PZ Myers of being the “shepherd of Internet trolls” while Myers has accused Harris of being a racist and a sexist. They have also accused each other of being liars.
But these days, Myers and Harris, along with various other New Atheist pontificators speak with the same apoplectically apocalyptic rhetoric. In fact, Tweety Dawk seems to be waking from his slumber. The reason? President-elect Trump.
Could a Trump presidency actually heal all the wounds in the New Atheist community? Will Dawkins and Myers be able to rekindle their bromance?