The Uninspired Manifesto
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We Hate Bush So There Is No God
Atheism is the chic on the cultural scene, according to an article in today's Washington Post.
Led by Mother Teresa-basher, Christopher Hitchens, the new atheistic cabal -- including Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and David Dennett, is creating a minor sub-culture devoted to selling books and applauding the ACLU in its attempts to strip the public square of any references to God and traditional religion.
Look for this movement to get larger before it gets smaller.
The primary reason for the recent spike in interest is George W. Bush. Yes, our Methodist, born-again President has created a frenzy among the non-believers at Oxford, Berkeley, and the upper West Side of New York City.
The books of Hitchens, Harris, Dawkins, and Dennett are much less a reasoned argument for the non-existence of a Supreme Being than a torrent of complaints about the influence of religion in politics and public policy.
Their "argument" goes something like this:
I don't like the way Evangelical religion has impacted public policy, say, the war in Iraq, or the choice of Supreme Court justices.
Religion, being a matter of faith not reason, should not be allowed in politics.
It's teachings being backward and irrational are contrary to enlightenment, progress, and modernity.
Therefore, since Bush and his religious friends are all stupid and led by superstitions, the only way to really show how stupid they are is to just go to the bottom line and say,
"Hey, there isn't really any God in the first place!"
What it all comes down to is, "We hate Bush so there there is no God."
Why is is so hard for fundamentalists to accept that their are legitimate reasons for a person not believing in god. Hudson can't even give legitimate examples to back up his stupid claims, just repeated mentions of Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins. If he had even read any of their books, he could at the least piece together some random sentences out of context in an attempt at looking credible.
There are plenty of logical reasons a person could become an atheist. Hating Bush and his theocratic reign is just a bi-product of that.