July 28th, 2008

PZ Myers

For a man who doesn't believe in God, he's awfully obsessed with religion, isn't he?  "There is no God, and I will destroy Him!"

The whole spectacle of neo-atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens, Myers et al.) continually attacking religious belief makes me wonder why they're devoting so much energy to attacking something that they claim a) has no power and b) is on its way out anyway.  You'd think they could see that the vehemence with which they go after the religious only empowers and legitimizes their targets. 

Remember, kids, the opposite of love isn't hate.  It's indifference.