And partly because they increasingly believe what they believe without inquiry, on the basis of what prestigious people have said or written. That is a religious approach, not a critical approach to religion. And that is as fatal for atheism as blind faith is for faith.
He presents an essay by P.B. Shelley dealing with 19th century atheism – something different, like the religious ideas of then and now, than the atheism presented today:
If you scroll down to the comment section, not the one about Shelley’s essay on Christianity.
- Is there such a thing as atheist ideology? (beinghuman.blogs.fi)