• The Horseman Envy

    First we got the pseudoscientific concept of penis envy, by Sigmund Freud. Then, the fatwa envy was born.

    Let me introduce a new concept — the Horseman Envy:

    Horseman envy will be the term used for the phenomenon of atheists who suffer delusions of grandeur and as a result, they think they can’t be wrong, and don’t understand why other atheists won’t worship them or accept everything they have to say in an uncritically fashion.

    The frustration that stems from this situation turns into a visceral and sick hatred of those called Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse (also known as Horesmen of Atheism) —namely Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett— and any other activist who may pose a threat to their delusions of being adored uncritically.

    Thus, atheists suffering the Horseman Envy will engage in a series of activities against those more successful and/or honest atheists, in order to discredit them. Such activities include but are not limited to: libel, defamation, doxxing, bullying, labeling them as rapists (with no evidence neither trial whatsoever), distorting their arguments beyond recognition to make them look like bigots (strawmanning), labeling them racists, accusing them of being ‘conservatives’ (?) or ‘libertarians’ (??), policing their words, or just making stuff up.

    Many of the Horseman Envy afflicted atheists have adopted a postmodernist and pseudoscientific philosophy they like to deliberately conflate with feminism in order to justify their behavior. It remains unclear why they are still considered part of the secular humanist community and why they keep on being invited to speak at Skepticism conferences (one of them, even divorced himself officially from the skeptic movement).

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    Article by: Ðavid A. Osorio S

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