D’Souza Attacks Atheists

Dinesh D’Souza opens mouth and inserts foot essentially hijacking the Virginia Tech tragedy to attack atheism in general and Richard Dawkins in particular. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when he suggests that “we need something more than modern science.” Clearly, following his latest disaster of a book in which he blames the secular state for the September 11 bombing, D’Souza is not keeping the first rule of holes firmly in mind.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05868095335395368227 vjack

    Falwell, Robertson, D’Souza? Good example of Christian idiocy, widespread and dangerous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13551684109760430351 Hume’s Ghost

    Rush Limbaugh said that the killer was a liberal. Which to him and the likes of Coulter means atheist/communist.

    They’ve got more in common with Qutb than anything else.

    The recurring theme for the religious right and movement conservatives is to blame any tragedy instantly on some “other”, e.g. liberals or atheists.

    Demonological scapegoating, I think this might be called.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11983601793874190779 Steven Carr

    The words of Jesus (at least according to the Bible) are directly relevant to innocent victims caught up in a tragedy.

    Luke 13:4-5 ‘Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them – do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.’

    However, I doubt D’Sousa will be quoting the words of his Lord and Saviour any time soon when he wants to portray Christianity as offering solace to the relatives of innocent victims of tragedy.

    Why, I doubt he will even tell them basic Christian doctrines like the claim that the victims were not innocent.

    ‘Le he who is without sin cast the first stone’ say many Christians , condemning their fellow human beings as sinful wretches even while they imagine that they are preaching a message of love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278467009426607118 bmkmd

    Once again Christians (and some Jews as well) talk of the emptiness of Atheist responses to the shedding of innocent blood.

    it always makes me wonder what I missed that Atheists and Christians/Jews all end up saying that there is no good reason for good people to suffer, bad things to happen to good people. Yet, Christians, somehow see there “There must be a reason.” or “we don’t know God’s plans. Just believe.”

    And that’s supposed to be comfort for the victims and their families?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11983601793874190779 Steven Carr

    At least we know that Richard Swinburne and John Hick became better, wiser, more moral people with every bullet that was fired.


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