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Posted by Ben on Monday, May 07, 2007 | Permalink

In the midst of an article that can never quite bring itself to discuss whether the arguments of the 'New Atheists' are actually valid or not, Bunters says something amusing.

Yet The God Delusion is not a book of persuasion, but of provocation - it may have sold in the thousands but has it won any souls? Anyone who has experienced such a conversion, please email me (with proof).

Any ideas on what would be acceptable as proof? One photo of you outside a church and another holding The God Delusion with a thumbs up? Maybe she's worried about a sneaky reversal of the old "I used to be an atheist..." play, or possibly she's aware of this link and wants to discount it before any bugger gets clever in the comments.

Oh, and another quote, after discussing religion from an evolutionary angle:

This isn't the kind of debate that the New Atheists are interested in.

Now I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's one of the areas of research the Richard Dawkins Foundation is very much interested in.

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I like your idea of proof - just remember to apply the 'before' and 'after' stickers correctly.

BTW, it's Bunting, not Bunters.
tea, 07.05.2007, 9:58pm #
Fair point, might want to pose with a copy of the Guardian in each picture to prove what day each was taken on.

'Bunters' is just an affectation, along the lines of the cricketing world where Atherton = Athers and Agnew = Aggers etc.
Ben, 07.05.2007, 10:36pm #
oh, I got it now :)
(not a native speaker, so am not that familiar with affectations)
tea, 08.05.2007, 3:01am #
I don't "loathe" religion, just kind of baffled by the fact that so many base their lives on low probability possibilities.
Intergalactic Hussy, 09.05.2007, 1:01am #
i was watching one of the videos where mr. dawkins was speaking. those students at liberty university sure are persistent .. and a misinformed.
max, 30.05.2007, 5:04pm #
Bunty is seriously deluded, to the point of being awa' wi' the fairies.

She doesn't even listen to rational arguments.

I suggest people look at this post (and the subsequent comments) on the "Theist four-step" ...
G. Tingey, 01.06.2007, 9:11am #
I wonder how they define the term 'soul'.

I would think that most of the flat-earth merchants would actually avoid that book like the plague. Many of them are quite happy in their little boat full of dogmatic metaphysics and the last thing they want is for it to be upset. Ergo, they bury their heads in the sand and wait for it to go away. Fine as far as it goes I suppose, but not very clever.
El Serpiente, 03.06.2007, 8:55pm #

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