Re: Dawkins award (was Re: [asa] Atheist finds God thru Behe's books....)

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Thu Oct 15 2009 - 23:23:50 EDT

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Murray Hogg <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just a thought...
> Having watched the Maher video and reflecting upon Schwarzwald's comments
> below, I am lead to wonder what it says about the state of the movement
> which Dawkins is attempting to promote.
> What does it say that Maher is the best representative of a person
> fulfilling the award criteria? Does it imply that those with credible
> scientific credentials who are vocal atheists are, in fact, very few and far
> between?
> I hardly know the US scene well enough to form an opinion here, but it
> certainly seems that the AAI are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
> Comments?
> Murray

I for one am not surprised. At least in America celebrity is more important
than expertise. Another example of this in the autism realm is Jenny
McCarthy and Jim Carrey. Furthermore, I really don't know why we as
Christians are so scared of Atheists. It seems to me that the New Atheists
are all bluster and noise. Alistair McGrath pegged it in his Twilight of

Rich Blinne
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