A Short Note To Richard DawkinsDear Richard Dawkins,A Short Note To Richard Dawkins4 months ago in Letters
Perhaps I should be blunt. I have a number of things I should praise you on. First off, Wendy Wright. I saw a few minutes of it from the popular atheist YouTub channel CultOfDusty, and that made me want to see your entire interview with her. And then her stupidity hit me, like a thousand rusty razor blades. Her pure idiocy was torture, and as painful as it was for me to listen to her brainless nonsense, I have nothing but respect and pity for you. It must have been far worse. torture for you, and many people are admiring the fact that you were patient enough to keep your temper- Most people, had they been in your shoes, would have totally lost it and punched her in the throat. In short, I feel for you and admire your ability to keep your cool- Even though someone probably showed the frustration you so masterfully kept under control by having photoshopped lasers coming from your eyes and frying her, like someone did with Bill Nye's glare when he debated Ken Ham.
Islam and the Political LeftIslam and the Political Left: A Few More ThoughtsIslam and the Political Left5 months ago in Personal
Please read my previous entry before this one.
In the run-up to her upcoming book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now (see my review), atheist women's rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been making the customary media appearances that authors do to help publicize and market their books. In doing so, this has dredged up a small echo of the media/social media storm from last autumn which was catalyzed by an exchange between Sam Harris, Bill Maher, and Ben Affleck