To further illustrate the intellectual weakness of the social justice atheism, yet another such activist, PZ Myers, has come out in support of “punching nazis”:
I approve of Nazi-punching. I know, it’s violent action, but when you’re dealing with people advocating for genocide, a little ramping up of the response is appropriate and necessary…..Punching Nazis is an unpleasant, necessary action, not something to celebrate and bond over. Let’s take this seriously: we have a genuine problem with a subset of the citizenry advocating for racism and normalizing deportation and mass murder, and we have to take a range of actions, most of them political and social, against them…and sometimes that may involve physically subduing them.
I’m not surprised that Prof. Myers would advocate violence. After all, in the past he has “joked” about kicking his creationist students in the balls and punching Catholics in the face. Given that social justice atheism is rooted in the Id, aggression and violence are natural expressions of such toxic ideology. Yet the fact remains that no social justice atheist has been able to rebut the inherent problems in the “punch a nazi” ideology. I outlined these fatal flaws the last time I commented on the same posturing of another atheist activist, Dan Arel. Like I said, no rebuttals.