Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Stupid! It Burns! (tu quoque edition)

the stupid! it burns! Sniff: On Atheism's Pretend Victims
In The Guardian Andrew Copson wants us to adopt the atheist-as-victim narrative. But is he trying too hard? Laughably, his headline reads: “Atheism's aesthetic of enchantment.” [link moved to headline] ...

Copson preaches, “As an Oxford undergraduate in the early 19th century, Percy Bysshe Shelley developed an argument for the non-existence of God. He entitled it The Necessity of Atheism, and 2011 is the bicentenary of his being expelled from the university for printing it.” ...

Of course, if a Christian planned to enrol in an atheist society today and/or published The Necessity of Christianity, he’d be ritually abused with media support. But for some reason, atheists are treated like gods, above rules. And, isn’t it timelier to recall the fact that Shelley dear abandoned (read: expelled) his abused and pregnant wife, Harriet?
Again, lots more stupid in the post.

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