Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:16 AM
Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, and Neil Degrasse Tyson are the Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Jim Baker of their secular faith -- self-aggrandizing hucksters peddling simple-minded philosophical postulates that desecrate the very scientific method which they peddle as their holy writ.
The New Atheism, like all organized religions, is nothing other than politics by other means: a system for crowd control and personal enrichment.
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"[Y]ou can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity." -- Graham Greene, The Quiet American
"If an individual, through either his own volition or events over which he had no control, found himself taking up residence in a country undefined by flags or physical borders, he could be assured of one immediate and abiding consequence. He was on his own, and solitude and loneliness would probably be his companions unto the grave." -- James Lee Burke, Rain Gods
a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. i think i too have known
autumn too long
-- e. e. cummings