[FoRK] The drum beat continues, making exactly the wrong moves
Stephen D. Williams <
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Thu Nov 16 11:55:25 PST 2006
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> Hi Stephen,
> <br>On Nov 15, 2006, at 9:38 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> <br><blockquote type=cite>"Openly gay" is passé of course.
> <br>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.
> <br>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." :-)
Well, I like him! You have to look through the gruffness. I'd rather
have someone plainly combative but all up front than sugary but stabbing
you in the back.
> <br><blockquote type=cite>Time this week has a cover of: "God Vs.
> Science" which is a dueling interview of Richard Dawkins and Francis
> <br>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 appropriately?
I didn't disagree with Dawkins at all and I did with Collins, if that is
what you mean. I have additional arguments to those presented.
> <br><blockquote type=cite>So, what is the calculated response to all
> of this?
> <br>I think you give the religious right *far* too much credit if you
> think they're capable of that level of calculation. :-P
I think they try at various levels...
> <br>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:
> <br>Even though I'm one of them.
Good luck with that. ;-)
> <br>-- Ernie P.
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