Atheist infighting is fun!


Pop yourself some corn, because this one is going to get nasty.

In this corner, heavyweight atheist badass PZ Myers! And in the blue, dismally disappointing corner, John Loftus.

John Loftus, what a fucking whiny coward. The guy can’t catch a break in the atheist community, and when anyone — and I mean anyone — paints him or his associations in a bad light, he attacks the person as hard as he can instead of taking a long look at the whole picture.

In case you missed it. PZ Myers wrote that he was disappointed by the response from Cathy Cooper about the Colorado shooting published at Debunking Christianity.

Depending on how you want to do it, here’s Cathy’s original writing. Here’s PZ Myers’ response and here’s John Loftus’s lame, horse shit response to PZ Myers.

In a nutshell, Cathy Cooper wrote that being raised Presbyterian encouraged the Colorado shooter to violence. PZ Myers equated the response to just as ridiculous as any of the myriad of foul Christian responses we’ve all read and I’ve posted some here.

And then John Loftus, in near-cliché Loftus style, retaliated blaming PZ Myers for being “divisive, uncaring, and a power hungry greedy person.”

Loftus claims that Myers rakes in over $3000 a month with his Freethought Blog. Can anyone verify this?

I’m not going to completely side with PZ Myers. There are often times when I think he over-indulges on pushing an issue. That’s to say, when I read something as mediocre or somewhat boring, PZ tends to sensationalize information more.

When I write, I catch myself breaking into the sensational voice, and I try to back it up. Although I’m not always successful.

If you aren’t aware, John Loftus is the absurdly poor debater who blamed everyone else for his failure to even make dent in any argument by Dinesh D’Souza back in 2010. When the atheist community let him know, he was dumbfounded and blamed us for misunderstanding his lofty awesomeness. Read here. And more recently, he was hired by and then left hastily from Freethought Blogs, because he edited or deleted comments from those who criticized him (surprise!) and when called out, Loftus turns into a bumbling fool.

Who cares what PZ Myers thinks of John Loftus? I wouldn’t have cared, if it weren’t for Loftus’ response.

Loftus has the distinct talent of taking a situation and responding like a five-year old. Temper Tantrums and all.

How he has a readership is beyond me. But you could say the same thing about this blog.

PZ Myers is divisive. And so what if he likes drawing gigantic paychecks off his success in the atheist community?

If I could find a way to do it, hells bells I would.

I’m hoping for a PZ response today. How fun would that be!

3 thoughts on “Atheist infighting is fun!

  1. Pick up some jujubes for this one. I was — albeit — trying to read the responses over at Pharyngula, there are discussions about John’s sanity claiming he’s psychotic, but not schizophrenic.

    It’s a relatively fun ride.

    Off topic, there’s no goddamn way that PZ could ever read all the responses to his posts. It would be a full-time job.

  2. Every time I see something from Loftus, it has such an sense of desperation about it. It always feels like the only reason he writes about atheism is because he somehow got it into his head that he was getting in on the ground floor of the newest literary trend that was sure to make him famous. I haven’t spent a lot of time reading him, though, but whenever I have, I’ve never come away feeling remotely enlightened or educated. More like I spent 10 minutes listening to some asshole try to convince me that he’s important.

    I’ve almost completely stopped reading PZ as well. Largely because of the sensationalizing that you mentioned. I guess he is trying to drive readers. Is $3000/month a lot of money? I guess it is from a blog alone, but is it the kind of money that justifies labeling someone a “power hungry greedy person.”

    What a maroon.

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