Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Being a dick

Now Phil Plhait has done a controverisal talk called dont be a dick Loads of other atheist blogs are commenting on it so i thought id add my own thoughts. You see, we should be dicks towards christians and proud of it. Richard dawkins sums it up nicely here:

I am more interested in the fence-sitters who haven̢۪t really considered the question very long or very carefully. And I think that they are likely to be swayed by a display of naked contempt. Nobody likes to be laughed at. Nobody wants to be the butt of contempt.

So basically, by being rude to Christians and calling them names we bully them into becoming free thinkers. Clearly this works. Who sells more books? Phil Plait or Richard Dawkins. Who has the most popular blog? PZMyers or Phil Phait. We should be dicks and give christians the contempt they diserve.


johnny said...

Hi Mike.

So what you're saying is that those on Tweb were doing the right thing when they ridiculed you??

There may be a time and a place to ridicule someone, but as a general practice, i think it is counter-productive.

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Johnny, you can't argue with stupid, so the only thing we can do is take the piss out of you.

johnny said...

"take the piss out of you"... that's a French saying, isn't it?