Last time in this space we looked at the only two good arguments there are for atheism. In this piece, I want to look at the curious way that atheists themselves cannot content themselves with those two good arguments. They are oddly drivin to pad the case with a whole raft of fallacies too.
For instance, one common meme among the New Atheists is the Argument from Intellectual Maturity. It's a gripe as old as Celsus, eloquently repackaged in the words of Christopher Hitchens:
[Religion] comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge (as well as for comfort, reassurance, and other infantile needs).