The Dumb Atheist Strikes Again

Once again, atheist professor PZ Myers doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on critical thinking. He recently posted this:

and complained it was all Facebook’s fault.

It never occurs to him, or any of his atheist readers, that this could be a Poe or troll.

Given the atheists’ inability to suspect the existence of a Poe/troll, why be impressed by their inability to detect God?

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5 Responses to The Dumb Atheist Strikes Again

  1. Atheists don’t seem to understand that they cannot grasp what Christians actually think unless they step outside of their narrow materialistic worldview.

  2. Dhay says:

    In January 2013, PZ Myers’ book “The Happy Atheist” was first published.

    https://www.powells.com/book/happy-atheist-9780307379344

    A look at his recent blog posts shows that Myers is nowadays anything but happy.

  3. Dhay says:

    > Once again, atheist professor PZ Myers doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on critical thinking. He recently posted this:

    And more recently, in a blog post entitled, “How plausible does this sound to you?”, he posted this meme and his comment on it:

    Yesterday I went to a busy intersection in the city and put up a sign saying “free hugs for atheists”

    Thousands of atheists came up for a hug. Most of them admitted they haven’t felt the touch of another human for years. One even broke down in tears and said: “thank you. This is all I needed to give up my life of atheism, crime and drug abuse. Tomorrow I will go to church and re dedicate my life to God”

    Atheists don’t need “scientific evidence”, or “irrefutable facts” to give up atheism, all they need is some love and kindness

    I was suspicious at the first paragraph — who is out hugging strangers nowadays? — but the whole second paragraph is such a patent lie that I could tell this is a completely made up story by a delusional Christian.

    https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2022/01/14/how-plausible-does-this-sound-to-you/

    Funny, my own first thought was that the author’s not delusional or even serious, the delusion is Myers’; the obvious likelihood is that the author’s a wit out for a laugh, out to give others a laugh as well.

    Others agree: a quick search found it has a thread to itself on the r/thatHappened sub-reddit, the self-description of which sub-reddit is:

    r/thatHappened
    Sure Jan, I totally believe you. Everyone clapped at the end. This is a place for posting people telling outrageous tall tales that would make Walter Mitty proud.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/thatHappened/comments/rya1di/i_too_will_give_up_my_life_of_crime_for_a_hug/

    There’s several hundred witty comments in the sub-reddit from those who got the joke.

    This is a completely made up story — an outrageous tall tale that would make Walter Mitty proud — yet swallowed hook, line and sinker by delusional atheist Myers.

    Then reissued by Myers as a “delusional Christian” outrageous tall tale that would make Walter Mitty proud.

  4. Dhay says:

    In his 19 January 2022 “Jordan Peterson quits!” PZ Myers examines and disparages the reasons Peterson gives for retiring early from his tenured position at the University of Toronto. One of Peterson’s reasons is:

    First, my qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students (and I’ve had many others, by the way) face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions, despite stellar scientific dossiers…

    Myers replies:

    This is nonsense. Universities are still hiring a majority of heterosexual white people. Shall we look at the statistics from the NSF? [Link.]

    Hang on, those NSF statistics turn out to be statistics relating to universities in the USA, not Canada. And we know Myers does actually realise this, he summarises his ‘look’:

    So a third of the minority population of the US belong to a minority, but less than 9% of the academic population are a minority. I don’t think you can argue that white students have a negligible chance of employment because black people or women are hired to the exclusion of white men. That’s obvious. Even an ignoramus like Peterson should be able to figure it out.

    https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2022/01/19/jordan-peterson-quits/

    I am sure you cannot make or break an argument about discrimination in universities in Britain by pulling up statistics relating to French academia, nor can you make or break an argument about discrimination in universities in Canada by pulling up statistics relating to the USA.

    That’s obvious. Even an ignoramus like Myers should be able to figure it out.

  5. Marc McKenzie says:

    @nihilist2christian: “Atheists don’t seem to understand that they cannot grasp what Christians actually think unless they step outside of their narrow materialistic worldview.”

    True. They also can’t seem to understand that there are Christians who are also involved in the sciences (like cosmology, for instance). Try telling them this and watch their reaction.

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