From Not My God
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I’ve been thinking a while about an accusation towards atheists that does have a ring of truth: are we smug? My first response is, are we really smugger than a theist who thinks she has friends in high places and will go to heaven when she dies because she’s one of the “good ones”?
Maybe that’s flip, but that is how I see it. Sure, I’m an atheist because my critical thinking leads me to the conclusion that there is no evidence for god(s). All right. So am I bragging because my critical thinking is better than a theist’s? Yes, because in this case, that happens to be true.
So is it a justified smugness?