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Wait, wait, wait..... Snake oil really does contain snake£

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:12:00 UTC | #433987

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Disappointing interview from Denton.

Some interesting points were touched on - Dawkins' letter to his 10 year daughter about belief and evidence, for example - that could had lead to an interesting discussion of how to raise children without religion. But alas Denton missed it (or it ended up on the cutting room floor).

The "how do you define.." questions were tedious. He asked about 3 or 4 of these style questions. And even when Dawkins said he had nothing to add to the dictionary definition, Denton didn't try to rephrase the question, eg "how do you define achievement" to "What have been your greatest achivements£"

Denton has done his own movie about religious extremists, so it is disappointing he didn't have much new to ask here. At one point I almost thought he was going to bring up the Stalin was an atheist line.

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 03:20:00 UTC | #425264

Go to: Talkback: the disbelievers

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Is it worth listening to this when the equate in the first paragraph, not believing in a single monotheistic god with atheism? Sucks to be Hindu.

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:49:00 UTC | #424191

Go to: A plague of atheists has descended, and Catholics are the target

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Worse, they are not traditional atheists.

That's right, we're not going to "grin and bear it" anymore.

you are at least much brighter than all those dumb-asses who believe in a supreme being, such as Sister Perpetua down the road, Thomas Aquinas, Isaac Newton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. So satisfying.

On the other hand, believers get to think themselves much brighter than Albert Einstein, Richard Dawkins etc. Does this constitute an argument£

The second factor has to do with wit.

Ummmm, are you going to get to any arguments against atheism£

The second wearying thing about the new atheism is that it is not new at all.

Of course "new" atheism is not new. That's because the theists haven't come up with a new argument in about 200 years. Also, notice the sloppy writing. The author referred to what is "new" about these atheists above - it's the strength of their voice, not necessarily the message.

I am not quite clear why our modern crop of atheists hates Christians, as opposed to ignoring or even politely dismissing them, but they very clearly do

And that's the real message here. "Please don't attack me. Just leave me alone." Should we politely dismiss the catholic churches influence on family planning funding in Africa£ Should be politely dismiss the inherent gay hatred in the bible and its direct impact on western secular laws£

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 02:53:00 UTC | #418201

Go to: A plague of atheists has descended, and Catholics are the target

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See the Atheist response article linked at the bottom of the page.

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 02:41:00 UTC | #418197

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