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beebhack's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by beebhack

Much of the criticism of the Dawkins programme has been that creationists don't, in fact, exist in great numbers in the UK. However, this programme features a preacher who believes in the literal truth of the Old Testament 'because Jesus believed it' - Adam and Eve and all. It'll be interesting to see how many of his victims come to believe that, too.

This programme could equally well have been called 'How Religion Works'; take vulnerable people, some not particularly well-educated, crush them, then insert superstition.

I warmed to the tattooist, who appeared to be questioning the truth claims of scripture but was shouted down (difficult to tell how consistent he was -- the editing was really irritating). I think he may be back next week.

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 23:06:00 UTC | #215757