On the Left? Has Darwinism come to this?
Was supposed to be running religion news this morning. Better at least show the flag: Here, Steven Hayward talks about more wheels coming off, this time:
If there’s any position sillier than confident atheism, I don’t know what it is. Maybe left-handed Rastafarianism or whatever paganism they pretend to follow at Burning Man. That’s why I assiduously ignore the person who is perhaps the most prominent atheist provocateur of our time, Richard Dawkins, who was a big deal at Oxford for a long time, and a celebrated figure on the left for his relentless public hostility to Christianity. He’s always struck me as a complete bore, so why waste time?
Except—this is fun: Dawkins has apparently turned his anti-theism toward Islam, and lo and behold, the left is upset! The Hive is going to DefCon1 to deride Dawkins as a bigot, reports Damain Thompson in The Spectator last week:
‘Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you?’ asks Eleanor Robertson in the Guardian today. Ms Robertson is a ‘feminist and writer living in Sydney’. She follows to the letter the Guardian’s revised style guide for writing about Prof Dawkins: wring your hands until your fingers are raw, while muttering ‘Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown’.
Back later, after Mass.
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