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Old 11-13-2011, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: concerning Richard Dawkins

In my previous comment, I dingalinked to Rothenberg's claim that Dawkins' position--vis-à-vis believers--is 'I am rational; you are idiots.'

I did not claim that Rothenberg's characterization constitutes an exceptionally filthy attack on Dawkins. I merely called it 'unfair'--and expressed sadness to see Horgan chiming in with support.

When someone puts forward words impugning someone else, a commenter is free to assert that the charge is unfair.

If you believe the defender's Unfair! claim to be untenable--it is then your job to defend the original attack.

In the present to-and-fro, a person objecting to my previous comment should defend the proposition that it is fair to summarize Dawkins' attitude towards the religious as 'I am rational; you are idiots.'

Points will be deducted from your status if you--as Ocean sadly does--publish any sentence such as Many people share this opinion. (In our effort to pursue truth via upright public discussion, we care not for the mood of the mob.)

I have not observed Dr. Dawkins 'going around throwing stones at people.' If you disagree with me and believe, with David Rothenberg, John Horgan and our dear Ocean--that Dr. Dawkins is at bottom a nut--you should be able to present some credible evidence in defense of your belief.
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