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For more information, please read the article [https://www.mercatornet.com/features/view/a-shambolic-atheist-community-faces-some-tough-choices/21401 ''A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices''] ]]
 
For more information, please read the article [https://www.mercatornet.com/features/view/a-shambolic-atheist-community-faces-some-tough-choices/21401 ''A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices''] ]]
 
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== Prominent atheist men and misogyny ==
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''See also:'' [[Atheism and sexism]] and [[Atheism and love]] and [[Atheism and rape]]
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[[James Randi]] is a prominent atheist. Brian Thompson, former James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) Outreach Coordinator, wrote:
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{{cquote|But I no longer identify with this community of benevolent know-it-alls, because not all of them are the best folks in the world. In fact, a good percentage of the top ten worst humans I’ve ever met are prominent members of the skeptics’ club. They’re dishonest, mean-spirited, narcissistic, [[misogyny|misogynistic]]. Pick a personality flaw, and I can probably point you to someone who epitomizes it. And that person has probably had a speaking slot at a major skeptical conference.
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I grew particularly disgusted with the boys’ club attitude I saw among skeptical leaders and luminaries. The kind of attitude that’s dismissive of women, sexually predatory, and downright gross. When I first started going to skeptical conferences as a fresh-faced know-it-all, I started hearing things about people I once admired. Then I started seeing things myself. Then I got a job with the JREF, and the pattern continued.<ref>Myers, P. Z. (March 31, 2014).  [http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/03/31/when-will-this-situation-improve/ "When will this situation improve?"].  Freethoughtblogs.com/Pharyngula.</ref>}}
  
 
== Richard Dawkins' loss of influence post Elevatorgate controversy ==
 
== Richard Dawkins' loss of influence post Elevatorgate controversy ==

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Atheism and agnosticism related searches in the United States - Google trends

New Atheism is a form of militant atheism.

Lawrence Krauss is a new atheist.

On March 7, 2018, The Australian reported that Lawrence Krauss was sent on paid leave by Arizona University in wake of harassment allegations against him and that he is no longer allowed on campus.[1]

In April of 2018, David Silverman, ex-president of the American Atheists organization, was fired due to allegations of financial conflicts and sexual assault.[2]

As can be seen on the rightward side of the Google trends graph, post sexual harassment allegations against Lawrence Krauss and David Silverman, searches for atheism related topics have dropped like a rock in the United States.

For more information, please read the article A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices

Atheism and agnosticism related searches in the world - Google trend data

As can be seen on the rightward side of the Google trends graph, post sexual harassment allegations against Lawrence Krauss and David Silverman, searches for atheism related topics have dropped like a rock around in the world.

For more information, please read the article A shambolic atheist community faces some tough choices

Prominent atheist men and misogyny

See also: Atheism and sexism and Atheism and love and Atheism and rape

James Randi is a prominent atheist. Brian Thompson, former James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) Outreach Coordinator, wrote:

But I no longer identify with this community of benevolent know-it-alls, because not all of them are the best folks in the world. In fact, a good percentage of the top ten worst humans I’ve ever met are prominent members of the skeptics’ club. They’re dishonest, mean-spirited, narcissistic, misogynistic. Pick a personality flaw, and I can probably point you to someone who epitomizes it. And that person has probably had a speaking slot at a major skeptical conference.

I grew particularly disgusted with the boys’ club attitude I saw among skeptical leaders and luminaries. The kind of attitude that’s dismissive of women, sexually predatory, and downright gross. When I first started going to skeptical conferences as a fresh-faced know-it-all, I started hearing things about people I once admired. Then I started seeing things myself. Then I got a job with the JREF, and the pattern continued.[3]

Richard Dawkins' loss of influence post Elevatorgate controversy

On what not to ask new atheist Richard Dawkins

Recently, a prospective Australian television interviewer was told that if he was granted an interview by the new atheist Richard Dawkins, he must not bring up Lawrence Krauss or the me too movement. The interviewer told Dawkins to buzz off (See: ON RICHARD DAWKINS TELLING ME WHAT NOT TO ASK).

Internet atheism statistics

Google trends data - searches of atheism and agnosticism terms

See: Google trends - Atheism and agnosticism terms

See also

References

  1. Lawrence Krauss sent on paid leave by Arizona University in wake of harassment allegations, The Australian, 2018
  2. This Firebrand Atheist Was Just Fired After Allegations Of Financial Conflicts And Sexual Assault
  3. Myers, P. Z. (March 31, 2014). "When will this situation improve?". Freethoughtblogs.com/Pharyngula.