Richard Dawkins is such a twit. Accusations of genocide apologism are the that's gay of adult politics. Here you have some nonentity trying to raise his own lantern a little by harrassing a famous atheist into debating him, and the famous atheist accuses him of supporting genocide . . . because of his theological interpretation of a fictional, ahistoric event mentioned in passing in a book of myths and legends. I mean, does my affection for the Iliad make me an apologist for genocide? Is there anything lazier than digging through the toybox of religious literature to find the textual inconsistencies and then using them, of all things, as a trump in the eternal debate over the gods of the sky? The Midrash got there over a thousand years ago, guys. Jesus Christ, ahem, you can't simultaneously say that the Bible is fake and then castigate a believer for his expalanation of events that didn't actually happen.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Stupid! It Burns! (Iliad edition)