Since the anti-religious movement consists at its core of only a handful of extremists, motivated by personal gain, it counts on the Internet to attract a rank and file. Some come seeking companionship and stay out of a need for self-importance, lulled into believing that they are “champions” of “free speech.”

Still, one has to ask the question, what kind of individual, when there are so many positive and constructive newsgroups to chose from, would instead devote thousands of hours posting to a newsgroup which promotes divisiveness and hate?