The Lower Quote, As If You Didn't Know, Is By Richard Dawkins, Son.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More Dawkins

Aside from posting the link to the Richard Dawkins video clip and audio, I wanted to comment on how nice it is to be able to listen to someone with Prof. Dawkins' creds questioning religious people. Some of them seem to know they don't have a leg to stand on and just revert to the child-like state of "well, it says so in the Bible so I believe it." It's like the episode of Penn and Teller's Bullshit about religion when they ask people on the street questions and when they get to, "could the story of Noah's Ark be true with all those animals and the flood?", this woman just keeps repeating, "Anything's possible."

Well, no, actually, anything is not possible. It's not possible that I will fly up from my chair and casually view the room from my new airborne vantage point. It's not possible that when I drop an egg on the kitchen floor, that it will bounce back together and become a nice, fluffy angora sweater. My mind just about melts when grown adults say to me that "anything's possible".

Dawkins talks to a moderate priest who is ok with gay marriage, but still believes in the ressurrection of Jebus. Like Sam Harris, Dawkins says that this is an intellectually dishonest position for either faith or reason and should be rejected outright. This is the reason that moderate belief is just as dangerous, if not more so, than fundamentalism; because moderate retardness apologizes and makes excuses for extreme retardness.

We need more shows like this on the television, the radio, and the internet. Getting the rational, reasonable, normal message out to the masses is the best way to make the population see how ludicrous religious ideas actually are. I hope this two-part show will be made available on DVD for purchase...

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