Seriously? It always pisses me off when the “old academic man” idea of atheism is brought out. Atheists aren’t some homogeneous group with dogmatically held opinions from some supreme leader; as such , we will have a wide variety of perspectives. This is compounded even more by the lack of a central hierarchy. Some atheists are quite old, some are young. Some nontheists possess a penis, some will have a vagina. Some are scientists, students, or grad students, others are philosophers, others are writers. We vary not only in physical attributes, but also in sexual orientation (as do all humans, honestly) and mental stability. The idea that we have no central authority regarding our opinions and what we SHOULD think is so foreign to many religious individuals. In case you didn’t notice my links, many of them are, in fact, female.* Some of them are male.* This doesn’t matter when discussing ideas and opinions. Of course we will vary greatly in our ideas and perspectives. We don’t try to make everyone fit into the cookie cutter of dogmatic ideology This is a strength of the nontheists, not a weakness. It allows us to bring our various perspectives on serious issues and solve actual problems. Try thinking for yourself some time.
*note: I’m not sure if they are male and female, I’m just going by self-reporting. I don’t have genetic or photographic evidence of these claims.