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The thing about the online skeptic community

tI’m actually disappointed in all honesty. It seems that for the most part its devolved into almost ouroboros existence of infighting. The things is that if you were to ask me even five years ago if they were a pretty damaging factor I would have said yes.

Even if they were illogical in the majority of their rationale, people still listened to them intently and because of their methodology it seemed that they had the upper ground. Then 2012 rolled around and I became aware of Atheism + which in my eyes is a reform movement and it seemed to be just dumb and fractured. The main jist of the movement is to correct the misogynistic behavior (apparently) present in the current New Atheist movement. In the most basic sense, PC culture tries to take over a movement and it was met with resistance, starting in the mid 2013 when the backlash against the Social Justice Warriors started to become more and more vocal. Then, the atheist online and presumably irl community just became so divided and against itself like they put fighting about dogma above their identity of belief that should hold them together, their atheism as much as a Christian should value their own beliefs above their worldly concerns. 

Then bit by bit, they were drowned out in part because of their own infighting and treating individual events that if ignored or just let them be small. Then the other part is that, people like The Amazing Atheist(scamming people for events that never panned out for science) and Cult of Dusty(selling scams and producing simply mediocre content) just have proved to be hacks in their own special ways and then on the more academic side, Richard Dawkins and Neil Tyson Degrasse had their fifteen minutes of fame and simply disappeared because, people started to ignore them because, they’re really not worth paying attention to in the end. Besides if they paid attention to them enough, a cult of personality would emerge and then that subverts the entire idea of a freethinking and rational person who follows a dogma based on faith and not evidence (a religion of sorts *gasp*). 

Yet, this is almost inevitable in the end because, the only thing a skeptic can really say is, probably there is no God and without empirical evidence I will not believe in it. This says nothing about morals or ethics and ultimately its a dumb way to live out your life also, contemporary philosophers are mainly a mess with a few good ideas here and there. 

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