After the Richard Dawkins Foundation and the Center For Inquiry announced their merger, PZ Myers published Rebecca Watson’s claim that atheist organisations “will continue polishing Richard Dawkins’ knob until he dies.”
PZ also claimed that Christopher Hitchens “had no problem with killing Muslims and American Indians,” and he misrepresented Godless Spellchecker Stephen Knight’s exposure of his previous inaccurate claims about Christopher Hitchens.
While all of this is now predictable, his latest smears also include his most bizarre yet. Referring to what he calls “atheism as a movement,” he writes that “we (now) have an atheism where it is acceptable to rail against feminism, because feminists should be raped and killed.”
Even by PZ’s own standards, this is his most delusional smear yet. It is analogous to Dan Aykroyd in the movie Trading Places, snarling incoherently through his Santa beard after being caught trying to frame Eddie Murphy by planting drugs in his office desk drawer.
I have recorded many of the PZ smears of recent years. One consequence of there being so many, is that each smear can hide behind the others, as we become desensitised to such behaviour and internally normalise it.
So this time, I’ll let this one stand on his own.
PZ Myers says that “we (now) have an atheism where it is acceptable to rail against feminism, because feminists should be raped and killed.”
It is incredible to think that reasonable people once took him seriously.