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Dawkins’ The God delusion and…Blazing Saddles

May 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

H. Allen Orr on the The God Delusion

MacDonald continues his discussion of all the bad reviews of The God Delusion. I am puzzled that he would bother since the issue amounts to nothing on either side: the god delusion is matched by the godless delusion, and the noise factor continues without end.
The real issue to me is the secondary level of issues, related to atheism, the Nietzsche syndrome. The overall belief system of the new atheists is puerile scientism, and a concotion of ignoramuses.
A good example of a secondary is Darwinism, and the whole concoction of false beliefs claiming to resolve the god question.
I think Dawkins got what he deserved, a host of critics, and the discussion won’t ever end. Like Blazing Saddles, one fart leads to another.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Auntie Cryst // Sep 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    “The overall belief system of the new atheists is puerile scientism, and a concotion (sic) of ignoramuses.”

    Now that is ironic. ID is little more than scientism, empty of any real science and wrapped around a core of puerile creationism.

    “A good example of a secondary is Darwinism, and the whole concoction of false beliefs claiming to resolve the god question.”

    While darwin did have a few false beliefs, gemmules being one of ’em, his idea about the evolution of creatures by adaptation has plenty of evidence behind it. Only an ignoramus could deny the many books full of evidence of evolution. Try reading The Greatest Show on Earth or Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution is True before you write such rubbish.
    And as to God, why does a godlike entity need our worship?

  • 2 nemo // Sep 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

    You need to read the critique of Darwin here more carefully. We are not ID proponents, theists or atheists, or denying the reality of evolution.
    The problems with natural selection are not solved by such debate, or by religion

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