Atheist Shocknet Radio / Neism : the new straw man
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The Evangelical Output - a raving Christian blog - posted a rant against materialism and naturalism on the 5th. He attracted some attention for his proposition of a new label to use against the big bad materialists who dare to deny the possibility of divine intervention - "Neism". I read his post and I still don't know what the fuck "neism" is, apart from a straw man label against scientists who uphold the obvious truth of evolution and acknowledge that naturalism is a necessary assumption of science.
Quoteth the imbecile :
Just as the resurrection is the cornerstone of Christianity, natural selection is the pillar on which neism stands. That is why neists have an apoplectic fit over Intelligent Design. The heretical notion does not just question a theory, it denys the foundation of their religious beliefs. Some even claim that their belief system must destroy other religions (see entry by Sam Harris. Neists may not have a god but their religion has retained the first commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
No, we materialists don't have apoplectic fits over Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design has seen nothing but defeat since the beginning of its propagation by the Christian camp. Looks like the Wedge is going down faster than the Titanic.