A friend of ours notes that PZ Myers says,
Atheists have a bad rep, and the general public thinks we’re all amoral, corrupt monsters who reject god so that we don’t have to be held accountable for our wild drug-snorting, baby-chomping gay sex orgies. It’s a false stereotype; most atheists are indistinguishable from their Christian neighbors and make many of the same ethical choices they do.
And yet, given the rest of the New Atheist message (including what Myers says right there) it’s hard to escape this conclusion:
The Gnus tell us that the world would be a much better place if we could only drive all religion into the closet. Yet it turns out the “much better place” they have in mind is really nothing more than minimally constrained hedonism coupled with anti-religious bigotry.