I don't like to ridicule people. Well, not unless they ridicule, first. I try to avoid it because it's rarely productive, except maybe when it's like preaching that excites the choir. Sometimes Ben Stein's angry preaching gets me excited.
Here's an outtake of his latest writing for The American Spectator. If it sounds like I'm taking it out of context,…Continue
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
I was a Christian. Not just a Christian, but a Fundamentalist. Not just a Fundamentalist, but a Creationist. The whole 9-yards. I would stand on street corners proselytizing my faith, handing out literature, proclaiming that the earth was 6,000 years old, blah de blah. I purchased religious tracts from Ray Comfort, could tell you all about the book of Revelation, and have personally met Creationist Kent Hovind... twice...
Why in the name of God (oops sorry, didn't mean to be so insensitive/offensive), does RTE give an entire 'Liveline' over to a tiny rump of deranged atheists to spout their puerile propaganda? Just what is their gripe?
Well it turns out they are annoyed at the prospect that proposed legislation will make it an offence to gratuitously offend religion: in reality, Catholicism (their big bogeyman). The big question is, though, what kind of ideology gets it…