Essay: Ace McWicked - Portrait of an atheist gamma male

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Ace McWicked, you and your fellow atheists at the atheist wiki, failed to provide recent quotes of 15 prominent atheists who state the atheist movement is alive and vibrant. See also: Decline of the atheist movement

I am going to assume the atheist movement is dead. And I don't beat dead horses.

For more information, please see: A sixth open letter to a New Zealand atheist

Ace McWicked - Portrait of an atheist gamma male

See also: Essay: Atheism and gamma males and Atheism and arrogance and Atheism and historical revisionism

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: "But now God is dead. You superior men, this God was your greatest danger. Only since he is in the grave, have you risen again. Only now comes the great noontide; only now the superior man will be – Lord!".[1]

The picture of Nietzsche above was taken in 1899. Nietzsche died in 1900. See also: Atheism and arrogance

Ace McWicked: "[ User: Conservative ]... you’ve lost now."[2]

"They are secret kings in their own mind and believe themselves to be worthy of admiration, which is often undeserved... Of all people in this hierarchy, the Gamma needs the most improvement but often times rejects criticism or even helpful advice, instead believing themselves to be gods among men". - quote from the essay Atheism and gamma males which quotes from the article Social-Sexual Hierarchy Revisited (See also: Atheism and arrogance).

Ace McWicked, numerous atheists have declared that the "atheist movement is dead" or that it is dying.[3] See also: Decline of the atheist movement and Morale of the atheist movement

For more information, please see: Essay: A sixth open letter to a New Zealand atheist

The atheist Adam Lee wrote about atheists and arrogance:

The atheist community has a lamentable tendency to make the same mistakes over and over...

Yet there are those who seem to believe that, just by becoming an atheist, they've proven their superior rationality and are qualified to opine on any subject. Worse, this attitude often comes with an arrogant certainty that they have no need to listen or learn from people who've actually lived through moral dilemmas that are merely abstract to them.[4]

The atheist activist Lee Moore said about the future of the atheist movement and its significant issues with in-fighting, "We're all kind of like self-centered and egocentrical atheists."[5] See also: Atheist factions and Atheism and social skills

One of the common and well-founded charges against atheists is their arrogance and presumptuousness.[6]

Ace McWicked receives a warning for uncivil behavior at a wiki run by an Australian Christian

"Ace McWicked was given a one-month block with three-month probation on 3rd August. Within days of that block expiring, he repeated the uncivil behaviour (calling a person a "moron"). For that I am giving him an interim one-month block, to be reviewed to see if it should be made longer or permanent, as per the proposed blocking guidelines. Philip J. Rayment discuss 07:44, 7 September 2009 (UTC)"[7]

A proud and uncivil atheist calling another person a moron? Say it ain't so! See: Atheism and social skills

Question for Ace McWicked

evolutionary theory opponent
Jonathan Sarfati, who was a New Zealand chess master, is able to play chess against multiple players blindfolded and he remains undefeated in these types of chess matches.[8][9]

Ace McWicked, is Jonathan Sarfati a "moron" as you claimed or are you a proud and uncivil atheist?[10]

You were given a one month block at a Christian wiki for uncivil behavior. Checkmate rude and boorish atheist!

Vox Day on gamma males

"If someone holds an opinion contrary to yours, and you don’t think you have a good defense immediately to hand, you start to look for unrelated ways to disqualify the other person as being less than knowledgeable about the subject, even going so far as to disqualify them as being a good person or sometimes even a person at all." - Vox Day in an article entitled Identifying Gamma Males.[11]

Ace McWicked, is Jonathan Sarfati a "moron" as you claimed or are you an atheist gamma male?

Are atheists winning?

See also: Desecularization and Global atheism statistics and Atheists and the endurance of religion

Excerpt from a speech at the 2018 American Atheists convention

David Silverman took feminist Rebecca Watson off the speakers list for the Reason Rally after Richard Dawkins objected to her speaking at the event.[12] See: Elevatorgate

At the 2018 American Atheists convention, the ex-president of the American Atheists organization David Silverman declared:

It is a hard time to be an atheist activist. This has affected us. And it has affected our community...

...it has really affected us. We are suffering a level of defeatism that I have never seen before...

We feel the loss. And we feel like we have lost. We feel like we lost the election... We see this cascade of attack coming down at us over and over from all different directions and we feel like it's over. I have heard so many times it makes me sick. It makes me sad. It feels like we lost.

The apathy that follows. It doesn't matter. We can't win anyways. It's useless to fight. This apathy is infecting us. It's hurting us.

And people are reacting to each other now. And so that is causing a division. Lots and lots of division in our movement. Hard, bad division... And that has resulted in a splintering and factioning of the movement that I have never seen before and none of us have.

In other words, we're in a bad situation and it's getting worse.[13]

The agnostic Eric Kaufmann on 20th/21st century secularism

See also: Global atheism statistics and Desecularization

Eric Kaufmann, a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, using a wealth of demographic studies, argues that there will be a significant decline of global atheism in the 21st century which will impact the Western World.[14][15][16][17]

The agnostic Eric Kaufmann is a professor of politics at Birkbeck, University of London and author. As noted above, his academic research specialty is how demographic changes affect religion/irreligion and politics.

As alluded to above, Kaufmann wrote in 2010:

Worldwide, the march of religion can probably only be reversed by a renewed, self-aware secularism. Today, it appears exhausted and lacking in confidence... Secularism's greatest triumphs owe less to science than to popular social movements like nationalism, socialism and 1960s anarchist-liberalism. Ironically, secularism's demographic deficit means that it will probably only succeed in the twenty-first century if it can create a secular form of 'religious' enthusiasm." [18]

In 2012, Eric Kaufmann indicated:

I argue that 97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious.

On the other hand, the secular West and East Asia has very low fertility and a rapidly aging population... In the coming decades, the developed world's demand for workers to pay its pensions and work in its service sector will soar alongside the booming supply of young people in the third world. Ergo, we can expect significant immigration to the secular West which will import religious revival on the back of ethnic change. In addition, those with religious beliefs tend to have higher birth rates than the secular population, with fundamentalists having far larger families. The epicentre of these trends will be in immigration gateway cities like New York (a third white), Amsterdam (half Dutch), Los Angeles (28% white), and London, 45% white British. [19]

At a conference Kaufmann said of religious demographic projections concerning the 21st century:

Part of the reason I think demography is very important, at least if we are going to speak about the future, is that it is the most predictable of the social sciences.

...if you look at a population and its age structure now. You can tell a lot about the future. ...So by looking at the relative age structure of different populations you can already say a lot about the future...

...Religious fundamentalism is going to be on the increase in the future and not just out there in the developing world..., but in the developed world as well.[20]

See also: Growth of religious fundamentalism

Christendom in the 21st century

See also: Future of Christianity

The prominent historian Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University, indicates that he believes Christianity faces a "bright future" worldwide (See also: Global Christianity).

According to MacCulloch, "Christianity, the world's largest religion, is rapidly expanding – by all indications, its future is very bright."[21]

The prominent historian Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University, indicates that he believes Christianity faces a "bright future" worldwide (See also: Global Christianity).

According to MacCulloch, "Christianity, the world's largest religion, is rapidly expanding – by all indications, its future is very bright."[22]

In 2012, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) reported that every day there are 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day, 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day.[23][24]

Phillip Jenkins published the book The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity.

Chuck Colson, citing the work of Jenkins, writes:

As Penn State professor Philip Jenkins writes in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, predictions like Huntingtons betray an ignorance of the explosive growth of Christianity outside of the West.

For instance, in 1900, there were approximately 10 million Christians in Africa. By 2000, there were 360 million. By 2025, conservative estimates see that number rising to 633 million. Those same estimates put the number of Christians in Latin America in 2025 at 640 million and in Asia at 460 million.

According to Jenkins, the percentage of the worlds population that is, at least by name, Christian will be roughly the same in 2050 as it was in 1900. By the middle of this century, there will be three billion Christians in the world -- one and a half times the number of Muslims. In fact, by 2050 there will be nearly as many Pentecostal Christians in the world as there are Muslims today.[25]

Atheism vs. Christianity debates

See also: Atheism debates and Atheism vs. Christianity debates

Although atheists commonly claim there are reasonable arguments for atheism, the quality of atheist debate has been quite poor from the proponents of atheism.

For example, the atheist Luke Muehlhauser wrote about the Christian apologist William Lane Craig:

William Lane Craig is a prolific Christian philosopher, apologist, author, and public debater. He is the best debater – on any topic – that I’ve ever heard. As far as I can tell, he has won nearly all his debates with atheists. When debating him, atheists have consistently failed to put forward solid arguments, and consistently failed to point out the flaws in Craig’s arguments.

I’m not the only one who thinks Craig has won nearly all his debates. For some atheists, it is rather maddening.

Craig is a skilled debater, an encyclopedia of facts and quotes, and a careful rhetorician. If you make a logical mistake, Craig knows exactly how to skewer you for it (and for this, I respect him). He holds prepared and persuasive responses to everything an atheist might say, and atheists usually fail to clearly point out the logical flaws in what Craig has to say. Also, Craig does a great job of summarizing the points and counterpoints that have been raised during a debate, and presents them in a way to show he has decisively won. His opponents are never that organized or clear.

This is especially embarrassing for atheists because Craig’s arguments and debates are easily available, and he uses the same arguments all the time.[26]

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Ace McWicked, if this is losing...

See also: Decline of the atheist movement and Morale of the atheist movement

Ace McWicked, if this is losing, I wish Christendom and I lost more often! Ace, when are you going to admit that the atheists side of the aisle is losing badly?

Ace McWicked, you know what you need to do to proceed forward

See also: Essay: A fifth open letter to a New Zealand atheist

Ace McWicked, you know what you need to do to proceed forward. Come up with the 15 recent quotes of prominent atheists who indicate that the atheist movement is alive and vibrant. If you can't do it, then just admit it.

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." - Sun Tzu

Message to Ace McWicked and his atheist/agnostic friends

See also: Essay: The internet island of atheism that has been bypassed

Ace McWicked and friends, have made two false claims: 1) I accepted a debate offer from him and then backed out (That is a lie and I did no such thing. And there was certainly no payment made to a Christian relief organization in exchange for the opportunity to debate me). 2) I see myself as a great debater (I have never indicated that I am a great debater). I have repeatedly indicated that it is not my debating prowess that causes me to prevail in exchanges with atheists, but it is the weakness of atheist argumentation and the inherent weakness of the atheist worldview.

If I were to debate an atheist, it certainly wouldn't be with a little known atheist who commonly engages in the fallacy of exclusion, was boorish at a certain Australian's wiki and lied about me accepting a debate offer from him.

Don't miss out on these pictures with captions

See also: SS New Zealand Atheism

The SS New Zealand Atheism going down in the 21st century.

Despite the ship taking on more and more evangelical Christians, religious Filipinos, born again Christians and Muslims according to one of his favorite websites Wikipedia, the New Zealand atheist continued to deny the ship was going down as it disappeared under the sea.

His last words were "In a world of globalization, New Zealand will NOT become desecularized. Stop talking about religious immigrants." See also: Irreligion in New Zealand
Filipino immigrants at an annual Christmas parade in Hamilton, New Zealand. Irreligion in the Philippines is particularly rare among Filipinos.[27]

Ace McWicked, I know. I know. Stop talking about religious immigrants to New Zealand! See: Postsecularism and New Zealand in the 21st century
Smrithi Kamtikar performing at Rythm and Rhapsody, Auckland, NZ.

On December 28, 2018, the New Zealand Herald reported, "New data obtained by the Herald from the Department of Internal Affairs reveals that people born in India top the list of new citizens living in Auckland."[28]

According to the 2012 WIN-Gallup Global Index of Religion and Atheism report, 81% of Indians were religious, 13% were non-religious and merely 3% were convinced atheist.[29]

Ace McWicked, I know. I know. Stop talking about religious immigrants to New Zealand!

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References

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, In Michael Curtis (Ed.) The Great Political Theories, Vol. 2 (New York: Avon Books, 1962, PP. 261-262). Cited in, Christopher, J.R., G.G, Wittet, Modern Western Civilization. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1991, Pages 232, 233
  2. Ace McWicked post at an atheist wiki
  3. [4 Things the Atheist Movement Has Done Badly (and How to Do Them Better)] by Adam Lee, Alternet
  4. Lee Moore and Steve Shives Talk About the Future of the Atheist Movement, quote comes 29 minute and 24 seconds into the video
  5. AceMcWicked's talk page at the wiki astorehouseofknowledge.info - Notice of sanction
  6. Jonathon Sarfati interview
  7. A Conversation With Jonathan Sarfati, YouTube Video
  8. AceMcWicked's talk page at the wiki astorehouseofknowledge.info - Notice of sanction
  9. [https://voxday.blogspot.com/2015/02/identifying-gamma-males.html Identifying Gamma Males
  10. My Time With Richard Dawkins (Or, Why You Should Never Meet Your Idols) by Sarah at Skepchick, September 5, 2013
  11. David Silverman - How the Mighty Get Back Up
  12. Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Eric Kaufmann, Belfer Center, Harvard University/Birkbeck College, University of London
  13. Eric Kaufmann: Shall The Religious Inherit The Earth?
  14. Eric Kaufmann's Atheist Demographic series
  15. Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  16. Shall the religious inherit the earth? - Eric Kaufmann
  17. 97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  18. Eric Kaufmann - Religion, Demography and Politics in the 21st Century
  19. Historian predicts 'bright future' for Christianity
  20. Historian predicts 'bright future' for Christianity
  21. Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents
  22. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Status of Global Missions
  23. How Christianity is Growing Around the World by Chuck Colson
  24. William Lane Craig’s Debates (Reviews)
  25. Irreligion in the Philippines, July 2018, "Irreligion in the Philippines is particularly rare among Filipinos...".
  26. Indians top list of Auckland's new NZ citizens, New Zealand Herald, December 28, 2018
  27. Global Index Of Religion And Atheism" (PDF). WIN-Gallup. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013.