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Comment #368197 by Richard Dawkins

But I think we should probably abandon the irremediably religious precisely because that is what they are – irremediable. I am more interested in the fence-sitters who haven’t really considered the question very long or very carefully. And I think that they are likely to be swayed by a display of naked contempt. Nobody likes to be laughed at. Nobody wants to be the butt of contempt.

It worked in my case. It is remarkable how having ones ideas called silly can help one in realizing that they are, well, silly.

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:47:00 UTC | #351653