Essay: Ace McWicked's 11 year campaign failed

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After 11+ years of railing at Conservapedia and its atheism content, has a New Zealand's atheist's campaign utterly failed?

Dear New Zealand Atheist who goes by the moniker Ace McWicked,

On March 31, 2008, you begin editing an atheist/agnostic wiki and your first post was about Conservapedia which is a wiki with a lot of content about atheism. And you are still railing at Conservapedia! After 11+ years, what have you accomplished?

Consider:

1. Conservapedia's atheism content continues to rack up hundreds of thousands of page views. And it's flagship atheism article has easily surpassed 1,000,000 page views and may well have received millions of page views. And an agnostic member of your wiki admitted that sometimes I make good points (See: Essay: British agnostic acknowledges the reasonableness of a User: Conservative editor).

The PNN News and Ministry Network produced a video entitled Viral article deals major blow to atheism. The Freedom From Atheism Foundation has featured several Conservapedia atheism articles on their Facebook page. Vox Day, author of the the book The Irrational Atheist, features a link to the Conservapedia atheism article on his main blog in its blog roll.

Face facts and admit your railings against Conservapedia's atheism content have been totally ineffective.

2. University of Minnesota survey data collected in 2014 shows that, compared to data collected in 2003, Americans have sharpened their negative views of atheists (see: Views on atheists). Conservapedia gets a significant amount of its traffic from Americans. According to Alexa, 59.8% of Conservapedia's web traffic comes from the United States.

"I've slowly started to understand why American atheists look so frustrated and angry all the time from a European point of view...". - YouTuber Elod Marton commenting on Conservapedia in December of 2018

3. In terms of the world as a whole, concerning distrust of atheists sociological research indicates that atheists are widely distrusted in both religious cultures and nonreligious cultures.[1][2][3][4] According to a study published in the International Journal for The Psychology of Religion: "anti-atheist prejudice is not confined either to dominantly religious countries or to religious individuals, but rather appears to be a robust judgment about atheists."[3] The study found that many atheists do not trust other atheists as well.[3]

4. Numerous atheists have declared that the "atheist movement is dead" or that it is dying (see: Decline of the atheist movement).[5]

Before the atheist movement died/declined, atheists attempted to change the public's perception concerning atheism, but they have been largely unsuccessful (see: Attempts to positively rebrand atheism).

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory." - Sun Tzu

5. In terms of global market share, atheists are declining as a percentage of the world's population and the atheist population may be losing adherents in terms of total numbers of atheists now too (see: Global atheism statistics and Desecularization).

6. On February 8, 2019, you wrote concerning the User: Conservative account: "Accuse your opponents of every moral failing from being obese, being a necrophiliac or a bestiality fiend and lose all respect by being unwilling or too incompetent to actually build and argue an actual position."

Consider: 1) You have yet to point out a single factual error in any of my well sourced atheism articles - some of which pointed out the moral failings of atheists, atheist populations and the atheist population as a whole. 2) The Cambridge Dictionary consider an opponent "a person you are competing against"[6]. The atheist movement has been collapsing since the 2011 Elevatorgate controversy and now it is effectively dead. The world's atheist population has been declining in terms of it global market share since 1970 (see: Global atheism). Atheists could hardly be called competitors to Christians given how far back they are in rear view mirror, the bleak future of atheist activism and Christianity's very bright future (see: Future of Christianity). 3) The User: Conservative account has provided a wealth of information related to the Atheism vs. Christianity issue.

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory." - Sun Tzu

Final thoughts

After 11+ years of total failure, you claim without evidence that a Question Evolution! booklet for middle school students was not published (or will not soon not be published). Sad!

By the way, before the Question Evolution! Campaign (QE! campaign), the web traffic tracking company Alexa indicated that the creationist website ICR.org was a more popular website than than the creationist website Creation.com. Post QE! campaign, the reverse was true. The creationist Duane Gish wrote: “As one who has debated over 300 evolutionists, I am delighted to see this Question Evolution campaign under way."[7]

Shockofgod's question (What proof and evidence do you have that atheism is accurate and correct?) and the QE! campaign's 15 questions for evolutionists were both successes and their fans promoting them helped them be successful. And the icing on the cake is that global creationism and European creationism are seeing rapid growth (see: Global creationism).

And remember, you still have not satisfactorily answered the 15 questions for evolutionists.

See also

Essays:

Victory song

  • Winnaman - Lester Lewis & Singing Rose Ministry

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