So I was browsing around the internet the other morning and ran across a story entitled, Woman’s Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral:
But one woman was not having any of it.
Danielle Muscato — who describes herself as an atheist, civil rights activist, musician and trans woman — immediately launched into Trump via tweet replies, attacking the president-elect for tweeting about frivolities instead of focusing on the lives of the Americans he now represents.
It turns out Muscato is not just “an atheist,” but also happens to be the spokesman for American Atheists and their billboard campaigns that mock religion. I must confess that I was surprised to see Muscato’s picture.
I get how this is supposed to be played. I’m supposed to agree that Muscato is a woman and I am supposed to refer to Muscato as “she” and “her.” Otherwise, according to the peer pressure and group think, I am eeevil.
But here’s the thing. Atheists tell us our beliefs are supposed to be rooted in evidence. As Richard Dawkins once wrote, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence” Dawkins also tells us, “Yet scientists are required to back up their claims not with private feelings but with publicly checkable evidence” and “evidence is the only good reason to believe anything.” He sums up this approach as follows: “Sceptical rational inquiry is always the best approach. […] we can think independently, be truly open-minded. That means asking questions, being open to real corroborated evidence.” Fellow atheist activist Lawrence Krauss concurs, adding that “in fact we should be encouraging our children to question everything. It’s part of education.”
Okay, let’s follow the lead of Dawkins and Krauss ask a simple question – What is the evidence for Muscato being a woman? If anyone has such evidence, please feel free to share.