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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:56 AM

15. Context helps, not that it matters when everyone's favorite atheist boogeyman is involved.

What Dawkins actually said (in a tweet) was:

"Many people are stupid anyway, and many religious people are not stupid. But religion is an organised licence to be acceptably stupid."

So what he actually said is that some people (believers and non-believers) are stupid, some people (believers and non-believers) aren't, but religion can be used to legitimize stupidity.

For Exhibit A, I offer this.

Exhibits B through ZZZZZZZZZZZ include items like the Creation Museum, Pat Robertson's ministries, Fred Phelps, and so on.

Unfortunately what this article (and many of its type that you love to post) tries to do is to provide a reason to disregard ALL of what someone says because someone else doesn't like HOW they said it. I.e., the tone troll method.

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