Conspiracy theories abound amongst atheists in the UK. Take as one example Rosa Rubicondor, a woman who describes herself as a “centre-left atheist humanist.” Rosa Rubicondior is a fundamentalist atheist whose Internet presence is dedicated almost exclusively to spewing vitriolic absurdities toward Christians. Today she tweeted at Choosing Hats to ask, “Still routinely deleting answers from #Atheists so u can claim they aren’t posting any?” (https://mobile.twitter.com/RosaRubicondior/status/149173040746475520)
Rosa’s question is, of course, loaded. Her question assumes that Choosing Hats deletes answers from atheists, does so on a routine basis, and does so in order to claim that atheists have not posted any answers. Rosa’s assumptions are just laughable. Anyone who looks around on the site for even two minutes can plainly see that there are loads of comments from atheists. You can trust me, I know, because the other contributors and I have spent hours responding to them. But you need not take my word for it. Go have a look. For example, there is this post from Brian Knapp – https://choosinghats.org/2011/07/the-athiests-burden-of-proof/. Not only does that post have almost 100 comments on it now, but Rosa’s is one of them. Yeah, Rosa Rubicondior. The same Rosa who is constantly crying foul concerning atheist comments at Choosing Hats. She provides this link – http://yfrog.com/kii1vgagj in her tweet above. The link goes to an image that shows her comment awaiting moderation. In that comment she is already accusing us of some sort of conspiracy against atheist comments:
Rosa Rubicondior October 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Apparently you delete comments to this effect, but here goes again, in the perhaps forlorn hope that you’ve discovered a modicum of honesty:
Atheism is nothing more than acceptance that there is no evidential reason to be anything else.
Since theists such as yourself are making the positive claim that there is indeed a reason to believe in whatever god you are advocating, the onus of poof is firmly with you. It is the height of intellectual dishonesty to make an unsubstantiated claim of fact and then challenge other people to disprove your claim with the implication that otherwise it’s true.
Besides, aren’t Christians forbidden from bearing false witness or is this permitted if you don’t have any evidence you can use?
Now if you look down in the comments on Brian’s post that I linked to above you will see that the comment Rosa is whining about has been posted on our blog for months – https://choosinghats.org/2011/07/the-athiests-burden-of-proof/#comment-2784. Yes, the same comment she links to in her tweet. People have even responded to it.
So Rosa is either blatantly lying, or she was too lazy to keep a check on her comment after she posted it. Either way, her conspiracy theory has been debunked, and she can go back to insulting other people in lieu of actually thinking through the topics she writes about.