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One implication of this is that we must be willing to do the same, especially when individuals with high profiles in the atheist community make serious errors. We certainly do not need to try to destroy such individuals; however, there may be times when it is necessary for us to make it clear that they do not speak for us. Yesterday's post by PZ Myers (Freezepage link) is one such time, and many atheists are using their platforms to repudiate what PZ said. Here are a few noteworthy examples:
- Atheists talk about depression and Robin Williams, while some get it all wrong
- P.Z. Myers is (Surprise!) Unmoved By Suicide of "Wealthy White" Robin Williams
- Robin Williams, depression, and Stephen Fry
- On Robin Williams' death, PZ Myers does not speak for me
But in this case of unmitigated toxicity, I want you to know that I am disgusted and that most atheists would also be if they were to read it. I cannot speak for anybody else (though, if you click around the internet, you can find them speaking for themselves), but this man absolutely does not speak for me. I think what he said was cruel and ill-reasoned.PZ Myers does not speak for me either. Enough said.
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