Religion Journalist Offers Lazy Criticism of Richard Dawkins

I’m not opposed to people criticizing Richard Dawkins when I feel it’s deserved. And I’ll be the first to admit he can be careless with his words on Twitter, when he doesn’t have the luxury of explaining himself the way he does in his books.

But this essay by Jacob Lupfer of Religion News Service makes little sense, and it starts right at the headline: “Why Richard Dawkins’ new book won’t win him many converts.”

Who knew that Dawkins’ autobiography was supposed to function like a sequel of The God Delusion?



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Republican Sen. David Vitter’s Former Mistress Claims He Told Her to Abort Their Love Child

Louisiana Senator David Vitter, the pro-life, anti-gay, family-values Republican who’s currently running for Governor of his state, may be a hypocrite.

I know, I know… that wouldn’t be news since Vitter was embroiled in a sex scandal several years ago… but now, the escort that he saw for three years is claiming that (1) they had a child together which she gave up for adoption, and (2) Vitter, after being told about the child, told her to get an abortion.

So much for him being pro-life.



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Mike Huckabee Agrees with Bible Verse That Says Poor People Should Be Sold into Slavery

Either Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand the Bible, which would go against his whole schtick, or he absolutely understands it, in which what he said recently was horrifying.



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Pat Robertson Laments the “Organized Thrust” of Gay People Who Want to “Stick It” to Christians

I’ve said too much already…

On The 700 Club yesterday, Robertson complained about how Christians are being persecuted… which is silly enough on its own. But then it got progressively worse as Robertson made it sound like gays and lesbians were out to recruit new homosexuals:



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Despite Atheist Politician’s Bill, Nebraskans Suspend Death Penalty Ban and Could Overturn It

Back in May, legislators in Nebraska did something incredible: they voted to repeal the death penalty in the state. (They had just enough votes to override Governor Pete Ricketts‘ veto.)

The Omaha World-Herald called it a “crowning achievement” for State Senator Ernie Chambers who introduced the bill in January even though it had gone nowhere the 37 previous times he proposed it.

Chambers (below) also happens to be the highest-ranking openly-atheist politician in the country.

Despite the victory, the blood lust in the state is strong. A petition has signed by enough people to suspend the law for now and put the death penalty back up for a vote in next November’s elections. In other words, Chambers’ accomplishment could soon be overturned. It also raises a number of questions:

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