This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Comment

← Atheists should be allowed to argue their case

Rosser's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Rosser

To Mark Jones

"I feel that there is a gradual change of culture, and it is becoming *more* acceptable to voice criticism of faith, even if the vocal non-believer still automatically gets cast as 'strident'"

I could not agree more, but I personally find that it is when an atheist defends his/her own ideas rather than criticising others' beliefs that we become labelled as strident. I'm having repeat incidences (in my own college no less) where if I stand up and defend my ideas I get given the same patronizing treatment as a fussy child.

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 08:29:00 UTC | #342919