Danielle Muscato is spokesperson for American Atheists and claims to be a woman. But back when Danielle was Dave, he had this to say about religion and religious people:
Religion is so dangerous. I want to wake people up. I got into activism because I want to help people—not just people who want our help but people who don’t even know they need help, because they are so indoctrinated.
One of the most common questions we get when people email or call or tweet is “Why not live and let live?” What’s the harm in believing if it makes me happy? Why are you trying to take my hope away from me?
We don’t want to take hope away from you. We want you to see that, rather, it’s *false* hope. False hope is not comforting; it’s delusional. The only way it can feel good is if you disconnect from reality and deceive yourself into forgetting that, deep down, you know it isn’t real. That is not hope and that is not positive for you or for anyone.
The truth is that religion is poison. It attacks people’s minds and spreads like a virus, infecting person after person, generation to generation.
So if I self-identify as a theist, and in my private feelings, have derived great hope from this identity, Muscato’s job in life is to get me to see my identity and hope are *false* and delusional. The truth is that I am disconnected from reality, deceiving myself, and am the victim of a dangerous, poisonous virus.
Isn’t this transparent hypocrisy?
If only the delusional theists could be cured of their poison and viruses by all that atheist activism. Then they too can wallow on the intellectual inconsistency and intellectual dishonesty that is so common among the atheist activists. After all, it’s not as if there is any transcendent reason to stand on principle, now is there. 😉