…the persistent and insistent claims that “something is missing” from the New Atheist world view is true: What’s missing is the siren call of easy assent to illegitimate authority — the human instinct to blend in and concede our autonomy to parent-mimicking authorities who, unlike actual (good) parents, do not have our genuine best interests at heart.
QFT, as the saying goes. I love that. It would make a nice bus ad.
What’s missing is the siren call of easy assent to illegitimate authority.
How peaceful the silence is.