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Old 12-08-2011, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Newtmentum! (David Weigel & Chris Moody)

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
Well maybe I've misread them but I have found each to say antagonistic and unneccessarily insulting things about religion.
Perhaps, but they are polemic writers, especially Christopher Hitchens. Anything written by the man is absolutely glorious.

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
I think they stretch the truth when they blame the ills of man on religion.
They hardly blame all the ills of man on religion. Only the ones that are actually caused by religion. It's amusing that some people insist on only linking the good things that people do to their religious beliefs. If religion can inspire a person to do good things, why not bad things as well? I think Hitchens and Dawkins are probably a bit on the other extreme, but the sensible ground allows you to see the good and the bad that religion does.

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
But they have found a way to be controversial and therefore commercially successful. I'm certainly not suggesting that they be silenced.
I never suggested that you wanted to silence them.

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
I have no idea why you feel it neccessary to attack people, period. What good does it do? What does it change? Do you really think that saying stuff on an obscure message board is going to make a whit of difference?
I never knew I was attacking people. I've actually been very nice to the people on this board, left and right.

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
Although I do find it amusing to poke people who are convinced of their own genius.
Mostly unsuccessfully, unfortunately.
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