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


← Tory chief Baroness Warsi attacks 'bigotry' against Muslims

gos's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by gos

Dear Baroness Warsi,

You talk about

the patronising, superficial way faith is discussed in certain quarters, including the media

I understand your irritation. Pretty much everything, including religion/faith and atheism, science and technology, culture and politics, is discussed in patronising, superficial ways every day of the year in certain quarters. When this is directed against a subject you care about, it can sting.

Luckily, you are gifted with a prestigious public platform to combat this tendency, nay plague, at least with regard to faith. Even though I am not as deeply attached to faith as you are, I am certain your fine efforts will set an example to all others who engage in public discourse, and lead to a deeper and more sympathetic dialogue between the various individuals and factions that currently resort to straw-man attacks and mudslinging when engaging each other in public.

Islamophobia has “passed the dinner-table test” and is seen by many as normal and uncontroversial

Oh, sod off.

Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:12:01 UTC | #581338