I have heard the term thrown around a few times now. As far as I can ascertain, a Gnu is a form of African Antelope and GNU is an acronym for a Linux operating system.
However… I have to laugh when ever I hear the terms “Avowed Atheist” and “Intellectual Honesty” or “Integrity” used within the same context. The very term used within that sentence is one that has a priority within the speakers framework of belief.
That priorital statement of faith, makes them committed to that reference, no matter what other evidence is shown to the contrary. It means no matter what another person may say, or the experience they may share is of importance to them. The important thing to them is that they make it known that they are an Atheist, full stop!
Now I don’t care if someone is an Atheist or not. I don’t care if you are a believer of aliens or not. I don’t care if you don’t care, that I don’t care, that you don’t care, that I don’t care! If you can follow that sentence, can you explain it to me
However, don’t use the term “Intellectually rigorous” or “Intellectually honest” within the framework of being an “avowed atheist” within the same breath or conversation. They truly do not match!