As for imagining a Star Trek convention; Conservapedia references the classic skit by William Shatner in which he tells Trekkies (if you do not know what a Trekkie is then you are not a Trekkie) to “Get a life!”
I would like to add that at the end of that skit, when Shatner is so fed up with the Trekkie-nerds that he states, “YOU GUYS ARE... THE LAMEST BUNCH... I'VE NEVER SEEN... [ walks away from podium ] I can't believe these people... I mean, I really can't understand what's....” One of the emcees waves a contract in front of Shatner and he returns to the podium stating, “Of course, that speech was a ‘re-creation’ of the ‘Evil Captain Kirk’ from um... Episode, um... [Emcee whispers] THIRTY-SEVEN... uhh... called... [another whisper] ‘The Enemy Within.’ [Trekkies get happy, applaud].”
This seems to come together as symbolic of the modern day New Atheist movement: young white male, rebellious due to their youth and getting away from mommy’s apron strings, against YHVH’s ethics due to being saturated with raging youthful libidos, confusing rightful rebellion against “religion” with rebellion against YHVH and on it goes. And meanwhile, the New Atheist cenobites are having that contract waived before them, being reminded that if their movement is successful in anything it is successful in making them wealthy celebrities—otherwise, their movement is most certainly conceptually debunked.
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