The causes of atheism

Conservapedia explains the causes of atheism... in my case it was moral depravity rather than an absent or abusive father.


jeremy said…
Thanks so much Stephen - this is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks!!

Also, Bible exegesis points to the moral depravity of atheists. Therefore, moral depravity is certainly one of the prime causes of atheism.


But don't take it from them - God Himself says he hates atheists.
Doug Indeap said…
This silly list might have been shortened to: "Lack of evidence of god(s)."
Papilio said…
Surely atheism is supposed to lead to moral depravity - not the other way around, for that would imply that morally depraved theists become atheists.

I wonder if there is any awareness at all by the clowns at conservapedia of the way this list reads like a parody?
Automaciej said…
I was surprised how much attention Conservapedia pays to atheism. The main article is awfully long, and there are also separate articles about topic such as “Atheism and Mass Murder”, “Atheism and Uncharitableness” and the like.

I'm surprised they have “Atheism and Morality”. It should be “Atheism and Immorality”, shouldn't it?
Twazzi said…
Conservapedia: Does anyone other than fundies use this
laughable site? It was designed by people like Ben Stein to combat Wikapedia because it holds too many non- xtian views.
jeremy said…
Yes, it reminds me of Stephen Colbert's quip that "reality has a well-known liberal bias."

Samuel Skinner said…
The number on cause of atheism- the free cookies!
David B. Ellis said…
Abusive fathers seem to be a popular excuse to dismiss the reasoning of religious skeptics.

My sister, for example, is convinced I'm now a nonbeliever because our father was a jerk.

Never mind that I'm the only one of four siblings raised in the same environment who deconverted....nor the fact that I'm also the only one of those four who had a strong early interest in science---which tends to introduce one to the idea that critical thinking skills are vitally important.

No, it must have been something Freudian.
Tony Lloyd said…
Well I just got banned from the site!

The owner of the site, Andrew Schlafly, has been in correspondence with a Prof. Lenski who has had some interesting results in a long term experiment on evolution. Schlafly and others on Conservapedia have questioned Lenski's professionalism and honesty. The correspondence resulted in Schlafly looking like a pratt, but Schlafly still wont let it lie. I suggested that he should act like a man and apologise. Result? Permanent exclusion for "Insulting behaviour".

Rationalwiki has the Schlafly/Lenski correspondence. (Lenski's second letter is almost up there with Alan Sokal) here

(The entry that got me banned is on the "talk page" - f that's insulting goodness knows what would happen to someone who threw around the type of stuff Rev. Sam has to put up with!)

(For those who do not worship the ground Alan Sokal walks on read this: )
Stephen Law said…
Well congratulations - now I want to be banned too...would be a badge of honour. Like being criticized by Melanie Phillips, which I have still not managed despite spending much of a book rubbishing her ideas....