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Essay: Atheism, food science and bland food

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/* Atheism is bland and boring */
Is there anything more boring in the world than an atheist?<ref>[http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4626072.ece I don’t believe it – they’re doing atheism at GCSE] by Niles Coren</ref>}}
[[File:Jerry Coyne.jpg|thumbnail|left|200px|Atheist [[Jerry Coyne]] said about [[Atheist conferences|atheist meetings]]: "But to me the speakers and talks have often seemed repetitive: the same crew of jet-set skeptics giving the same talks."<ref>[https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/are-there-too-many-atheist-meetings/ Are there too many atheist meetings?] by Jerry Coyne</ref> Coyne also said about the atheist meetings which he attended that quite a few of the talks were lame.<ref>[https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/are-there-too-many-atheist-meetings/ Are there too many atheist meetings?] by Jerry Coyne</ref>]]
Andrew Brown wrote in ''The Guardian'' in an article entitled ''You [[Atheism and dance|can't dance to atheism]]'':
{{Cquote|...a religion is a philosophy that makes you dance. It pleased me because the book itself can be read as a history of how philosophy grew from dance...
Atheist [[Jerry Coyne]] said about the [[Atheist conferences|atheist meetings]] which he attended:
[[File:Jerry Coyne.jpg|thumbnail|left|200px|Atheist [[Jerry Coyne]] said about [[Atheist conferences|atheist meetings]]: "But to me the speakers and talks have often seemed repetitive: the same crew of jet-set skeptics giving the same talks."<ref>[https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/are-there-too-many-atheist-meetings/ Are there too many atheist meetings?] by Jerry Coyne</ref> Coyne also said about the atheist meetings which he attended that quite a few of the talks were lame.<ref>[https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/are-there-too-many-atheist-meetings/ Are there too many atheist meetings?] by Jerry Coyne</ref>]]
{{cquote|But to me the speakers and talks have often seemed repetitive: the same crew of jet-set skeptics giving the same talks.
...a few things bothered me, most notably the [[Atheism and arrogance|air of self-congratulation]] (which I excused on the grounds of enthusiastic people finding like-minded folks for the first time), the “fanboyness” directed at some of the famous atheists (they hardly let poor [[Richard Dawkins' cult of personality|Richard]] alone, and I’m not sure he liked that!), and the lameness of quite a few of the talks. Again, how much new can you say about atheism?<ref>[https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/are-there-too-many-atheist-meetings/ Are there too many atheist meetings?] by Jerry Coyne</ref>}}  The American Christian Todd Strandberg said of atheism: "The ranks of atheists have always [[Atheist Population|been small]]... The key problem with atheism is that it lacks a strong 'selling point'".<ref>[http://www.raptureready.com/rr-atheism.html Atheism: The cult of death]</ref> See also: [[Unattractiveness of atheism]] and [[Atheist Population|Atheist population]]
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