Dawkins vs. Denialism

Dawkins vs. Denialism March 7, 2013

Michael Bird shared this Mitchell and Webb video about an imagined conversation between Richard Dawkins and his publisher.

It actually gets at a really good point, which connects with an issue I often blog about, namely the embracing of Jesus-mythicism and other such fringe ideas among atheists.

There is something enjoyable in denying what others affirm, and in believing oneself smarter than the majority of people who affirm whatever it is. And so I suspect that the love of denial, rather than the love of truth, is at least part of the explanation of why so many are happy to deny not merely what religious believers say, but what mainstream secular historians do too.

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