Dominion Post, letters section, 28 April 2011.
Letter by Jason Manford (Wellington City).
Jason Manford’s recent rant entitled “Anzac Day prayers were insulting” claims a pile of things that we hear repeatedly on faitheist websites these days. Unfortunately his vociferous letter contains no deep thinking about God, or atheism. Just blantant intolerance. No thinking outside the box. Nothing original. Rather, just the all-too-common intolerant hate-filled language quoted verbatim from “I too scared to debate William Lane Craig” atheopath Richard Dawkins.
Scary people like Mr. Manford are very intolerant and are going to find it increasingly difficult to co-exist in the new multi-faith world. Perhaps that is why they sound so angry. If their language is anything to go by, they would love to put all religious people in gas chambers. Does that remind you of anyone? Most Christians, Hindus, and even many Muslims, are more tolerant and easier to live with than these Dawkins-esque parrots.
Manford states that the “state must not advance, tacitly or otherwise, any specific religion.” Well, all religions except the religion of faitheism which believes without evidence that there is no God. Of course, the atheist faith also believes in the miracle of goo-to-you-via-the-zoo evolution, the miracle of the universe creating itself from nothing, and the miracle of objective morality existing without God.
I don’t know about you, but when I read Dawkins’ much repeated hate-quote about the God of the Bible, I keep thinking of 1939-1945. The radical rid-the-earth-of-religion rhetoric is scary. The sound of Dawkins et al’s. disciples marching in step is scary. If you don’t believe me, just take a few moments to read some comments on RichardDawkins.net. Then you too could be equally disturbed.
At least not all atheists are as bigoted as RD and JM. Many are polite and friendly, so Dawkins and co have labeled these compromisers: “Accommodationists”. They have recently been scrapping it out and it is quite ugly.