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← The Pakistan killings are not about blasphemy

BowDownToGizmo's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by BowDownToGizmo

Even the supposedly militant "new atheists," whom genteel commentators damn for their vulgarity, steer clear of religions that might kill them. Close readers of Richard Dawkins will notice that almost all his examples of clerical folly are drawn from the Catholic and American evangelical churches, whose congregations are unlikely to firebomb his publishers

Kind of makes sense for Richard to stick to examples in Christian society, since most of his readership lives in Christian/semi-Christian societies. However, he has always maintained that Christianity is the second most evil religion. The subtle accusation of cowardice here thus seems a little unfair.

Anyway, there's two high profile examples to use more often Rich, that of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, may they rest in peace now...

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 15:06:29 UTC | #599375