Specifically on “How atheists became the most colossally smug and annoying people on the planet”. Hey, that can’t have been easy.
Show a little respect, will you? Anyway, here:
When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren’t always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? Surely there was a time when you could say to someone “I am an atheist” without them instantly assuming you were a smug, self-righteous loather of dumb hicks given to making pseudo-clever statements like, “Well, Leviticus also frowns upon having unkempt hair, did you know that?” Things are now so bad that I tend to keep my atheism to myself, and instead mumble something about being a very lapsed Catholic if I’m put on the spot, for fear that uttering the A-word will make people think I’m a Dawkins drone with a mammoth superiority complex and a hives-like allergy to nurses wearing crucifixes.
These days, barely a week passes without the emergence of yet more evidence that atheists are the most irritating people on Earth. …
Look, guys, it wasn’t easy for Dawkins to beat out Elmer Gantry.
Like we said, show a little respect.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose