As this NPR story points out there has been a crisis of faith or approach among Atheists. A newer group of Atheists are insisting upon aggressively confronting religious ideas, whereas the older group favors working with believers. Some of the new groups tactics include de-baptizing people with hair dryers, trading pornography for Bibles, as well as holding art exhibits that depict scenes offensive to Christians.
I am reminded of those dorm bull sessions where we talked about “The Circular Continuum”: The further tolerant you become, you can lapse over into intolerance of intolerance – as an example. The new Atheists, I think propose discorse that is as offensive as Fred Phelps styled “Christian-love”.
What do you bloggers think? I am of the opinion that street theater is seldom entertaining or especially useful.