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On Hitchens, circle-jerk solidarity and the shackles of smug atheism.


The smug atheist often seems angry with god for not behaving as the atheist himself would, if he were god. I'm not sure this doesn't actually disqualify a person from being an atheist, since like the anti-queer bible thumper, his rage energizes itself from vivid imaginings about what he's antagonistic toward, so much so that he might as well be inhabiting the body and spirit of his enemy.

In 2015's final Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen torments the soul of smug atheism, with its selective Stalins, Jesuses in disguise, staged debates and dishonest arguments, malicious voyeurism, anti-Muslim casual wear, retrograde historicism, and fundamental misunderstanding of horses and riders.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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