Obviously I have to apply this to myself, narcissist-style. The proposed underlying motivation for both New Atheism and social justice is hamartiology: the subfield of theology dealing with the study of how sin enters the universe.
I always found New Atheism tedious and uninteresting. And honestly I've never felt engaged by social justice either. I... don't care that much about how sin enters the universe. I don't think I believe in sin. I don't think its source is an indictment. Eh.
@bartleby I think the question the article invites is: (a) does it matter if you believe in god? (b) why? (c) does it matter if other people believe in god? (d) why?
I don't think there's right answers to those questions, but how you answer those questions may define your tribe.
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