Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Where does morality come from?

Jonny sometimes asks me where morality comes from. i think sam harris has done such a great job explaining it here that i have nothing else to add.

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.