Freedom From Atheism Foundation
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The Freedom From Atheism Foundation (FFAF) is an anti-atheist propaganda website whose stated aim is to "raise awareness of militant atheism and atheist atrocities around the world"[note 1] Unlike the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the FFAF serves no actual benefit or purpose, because rather than actually promoting religious belief, it instead appears to be hellbent on demonizing atheists, and its only purpose other than that seems to be as just a platform for far-right wingnuts to indulge in their confirmation bias that anyone who does not believe in God is Stalin.
Obsession with "militant atheism"
A favorite obsession of the Freedom From Atheism Foundations' is to constantly, consistently propagate the classic conservative Christian lie that communism and atheism are interchangeable — all this despite the fact that there have been some communist nations that have a Christian majority, e.g. Cuba. This is shown by their constant substitution of the word "communism" with "militant atheism" (an imaginary threat that the FFAF loves to imagine is persecuting them whenever just about any atheist dares to say that they don't believe in God within earshot of a religious person who has grown accustomed to their beliefs never being challenged).
- Like many other anti-atheist sites, the FFAF also appears to believe that the "New Atheism movement" is also "militant" for daring to oppose the popular idea that religion is some special, unattackable sacred-cow that must be unconditionally respected by everyone, and also for daring to suggest that religion is bad, because you know, personally disliking religion is the same as hating all religious people.
- Additionally, they also seem to really enjoy trolling irreligious people- guess how? By accusing them of trolling!
The irony meter is strong with this one...
Extreme persecution complex
Quite unsurprisingly, the FFAF really, really does not like anyone who does not share their particular religion, and their persecution complex appears to be so extreme, that they think that someone even vaguely disagreeing with them is trying to oppress them (of course, without any proof whatsoever). To justify this, they frequently post things on their Facebook page that take advantage of real Christian persecution, using it as an excuse to demonize all non-Christians, thus reinforcing its fanboys' "Us Versus Them" mentality.[better source needed]
The site loves to cherry-pick convenient examples of atheists either becoming religious or doing horrible things, e.g. raping/harassing women, and then trying to pin it on the entire atheist community.
Like its best buddy Conservapedia (which they often cite), the FFAF frequently fantasizes about the "atheist movement"[note 2] "declining", despite the fact that the various atheist movements are, in fact, still here, and are very much alive. Now little FFAFy, simply wanting something to happen doesn't make it happen… *FACEPALM*
webshite website is so biased and full of hate that many would consider it to be a "hate group", as it frequently uses lies, generalizations, and intentional misrepresentations to defame atheists- but then of course, if they do all of that, then they are totally not a hate group, you intolerant, militant atheist. In fact, the FFAF even claims to "love" the very people whom they work so hard to dehumanize. In a brilliant display of deliberate dishonesty, the Freedom From Atheism Foundation also falsely claimed that they were "endorsed" by PZ Myers, despite the fact that he openly stated in his blogpost that he does not at all agree with them, criticizes their claim that "atheism is a religion", and states that their goal is "all about restricting religious freedom."
The Freedom From Atheism Foundation seems to be to the Freedom From Religion Foundation what Conservapedia is to Wikipedia, what GodTube is to YouTube, and what MyChurch is to MySpace — its very existence is driven by fear and anger at the realization that the church no longer dominates every aspect of Western culture and that reality is not in their favor, so these people create right-wing Christian ripoffs of virtually everything so that they can make up their own rules, cry persecution, and censor anyone who does not toe their side of the religion line.
- Bands of atheists banging on your door and demanding that you deconvert from your religion, asserting that you are evil and immoral if you refuse to do so
- Atheist lobbyist groups insisting that giant statues of Richard Dawkins be erected on the grounds of courthouses
- Religious children being forced to read Dawkins's The God Delusion, and recite "One Nation Godless" in the Pledge of Allegiance
- Members of the "atheist movement" creating heavily-biased online wiki projects dedicated entirely to defaming and demonizing conservatives and/or Christian fundamentalists
- Atheophobia — what the they specialize in (well, duh!)
- Persecution complex — the main reason why they exist
- "Militant atheism" — their favorite catch-all snarl word
- Reductio ad Stalinum — their favorite smear tactic
- "I used to be an atheist" — their favorite trope
- What About Islam — their favorite evasionary tactic
- Conservapedia — an even stupider
propaganda hatereligious site
- Their official site
I-Hate-Atheists ClubFacebook page
- Conservapedia, their best friend and colleague
in demonizing minorities
- Despite the fact that there is no such thing as "militant atheism", and despite the fact that most of the ways in which atheists are "militant" are, in fact, not actually.
- Because you know, there is just the one.
- Basically every post on http://www.facebook.com/FFAF.International
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyuI-XZer9Q (16:47- Seth Andrews describes the various atheist movements in great detail)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5GVnz7UKLU (Phillip Rose describes the FFAF, and why it's a hate group.)