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Feminism, the future image of Atheism?

30 July 2013, 15:03
Her beady, bloodshot eyes twitch above the overly large tortoise-shell spectacles magnifying the stress creases under her eyes. Ash, an inch long, precariously clings to the tip of the misshapen cigarette mercilessly pinned between the index and middle fingers of her left hand; in her right hand, the undiluted contents of the whiskey glass are manipulatively swirled about. She has on a unisex bathrobe-esque coat and only ever wears flat-soled shoes. Her ears are unpierced, she wears no makeup, and her armpits, legs (and assumedly other regions) are deliberately unshaved in rebellion.

If she will ever admit to having had sex with a member of the opposite sex, it will only be of the unsatisfying kind. She’s the type that proudly admits faking her orgasms and having switched to sleeping with equally ‘appealing’ women to escape the perversion of men.

She hates children and actively instructs ‘breeders’ (a feminist term for other women who dare to have children) how to raise their male offspring (not boys, she is beyond such cute terms for anything male) to be totally subservient to the feminine erraticism that comes from a life spent controlling, manipulating, over achieving, scheming, and stressing out because of it all.

She is a parody of sorts and deeply convinced that she has something important to say to society, but nobody cares to hear it anymore. This fuels her indifference and spite towards people in general and men in particular.

This is the modern image of a feminist, and her entire demeanor testifies to her lifelong struggle against all things phallic. She would choke to death her own father, if only the bastard hadn’t died when she was ten. She would ground up her own sons and feed them to her all-female pack of dogs, if only she could bare the act of having sex with a man!

This fictitious but all too common character may or may not be an atheist, but I bet she is a precursor of what we can expect fundamentalist atheism to look like in the coming decades.

Atheism is getting evermore desperate to stick it to religion and be as insulting to the religious as they are to atheists. Just like feminism, atheism’s inner conviction may become its outer complexion if left untreated.

Our species is very eager to pursue causes that promote equality, but we are never satisfied when that equality is finally attained. When revolutionary movements finally win, the victory of finally being considered equal is just the start. Revenge soon becomes the long-term goal. I see the signs of this in countries like America and the UK. Undoubtedly, this will spread as these countries influence most of the civilized world.

The age of reason has not yet washed our species of its primate origins and temperament. Look at society if you think I am lying. For the most part, groups, crowds, businesses, movements, political parties, and even whole countries are the mirror image of what you seen in more primitive primate societies: One angry male leads the troop. Beneath him, the layer of suck-ups wait for their time to challenge for leadership, and then below this ambitious lot sit the gatherers who just want someone to impart a sense of order and schedule to their lives.

As someone who always challenges my preconceptions, I am aware of the many traps of ‘reason’ that someone who claims to be a rationalist can fall into. I am only certain of one thing, that certainty is something I’ll always have in scarce quantities. The more I learn the more it seems I have to learn to make sense of what I’ve already learned. The path of knowledge is rarely one of absolute conviction; more often, it is a dimly lit road, rough and uneven, filled with potholes ready to twist the ankle of hasty wanderers who don’t have time for caution.

Every day I have to fight the primate in me that wishes to bare its teeth at rivals and return to a life on all fours. No person can ever truly cage the ape within, and the greatest struggle we face within ourselves results from the part of us that is human clashing with the part of us that is chimp.

Beware the inner baboon you distracted buffoons!

Please note, this article is directed at the radical element of the global atheist movement and those who are guilty of association with it.

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