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Go to: Interview: Richard Dawkins Celebrates Reason, Ridicules Faith

Cliff Melick's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Cliff Melick

Or as Twain would have it, "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:22:06 UTC | #930768

Go to: UP w/ Chris Hayes

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I was very happy with the panelists on "Up with Chris Hayes," but less than pleased with Chris Hayes himself. His argument that the private beliefs of politicians should not be questioned indicates to me that he hasn't thought the issue through.

His evident dislike for Dr. Dawkins' habit of referring to religious practitioners as "nutters" or some other derisive term also suggests he takes an accommodationist stance and accords the religious the privilege of respect for simply being religious that they do not deserve. In this he is like many Americans who have to be, above all else, politically correct. The greatest sin in America is to call someone an ass, even when he so obviously is one. Politeness is one thing, but not when the cost is the distortion of truth.

One thing for certain, Hayes will never be another Hitchens.

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:47:35 UTC | #930584

Go to: Richard Dawkins - MSNBC's "Up w/Chris Hayes" covering atheism in America - Sunday at 8am ET

Cliff Melick's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Cliff Melick

I like Chris Hayes, this should be worth prying my lazy ass out of bed for (and I like the guests, too, of course!). REALLY looking forward to this.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:30:31 UTC | #930021

Go to: Blessed are those with a persecution complex?

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I usually just scan most articles or posts, but I always read Paula's pieces closely, and this article is a prime example of why I do so. Kudos, Paula.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:16:23 UTC | #930017

Go to: Gingrich: Capitol Police Could Arrest ‘Radical’ Judges

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I have an extremely difficult time understanding why commentators and pundits keep referring to Gingrich as an intelligent man, a deep thinker, an idea man. It's so obviously untrue...

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 02:03:24 UTC | #900832

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