[FoRK] The drum beat continues, making exactly the wrong moves
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <
drernie at radicalcentrism.org
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Thu Nov 16 10:45:22 PST 2006
On Nov 15, 2006, at 9:38 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> "Openly gay" is passé of course.
> Now we're on to "openly Atheist": Leading intelligent, always
> right, and likable characters are often now "openly Atheist": Dr.
> Brennan on Bones, House on House, Gil Grissom on CSI, etc.
Much as I love the show House, and admire Hugh Laurie's character, I
think you're pushing it a bit to call him "likable." :-)
> Time this week has a cover of: "God Vs. Science" which is a dueling
> interview of Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins.
I really enjoyed that, and thought Dr. Collins (if occasionally a bit
stuffier than I would like) did an excellent job of representing "my"
side of the issue. Do you feel Dawkins captured your perspective
> So, what is the calculated response to all of this?
I think you give the religious right *far* too much credit if you
think they're capable of that level of calculation. :-P
If, on the other hand, you're just trying to convince people that the
leadership of the religious right is hypocritical, homophobic, self-
righteous, self-serving and untrustworthy -- well, then I completely
agree with you, and I suspect Jesus would too:
Even though I'm one of them.
-- Ernie P.
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