The new atheists are a tumescent bunch, unquestionably articulate, yet consummately misguided.Consummately misguided, indeed, Dr. RC Metcalf of Colorado Springs, but tumescent? Just what sort of doctor are you, anyway?
Update: Praise the advent of the unedited Speakout column. Praise it!
Update II: Those rational atheists:
Freshman Congressman [and first Muslim in Congress] Keith Ellison was among friends Sunday -- in this case, a gathering of atheists -- so his support for a fistful of hot-button opinions, including the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney, brought enthusiastic nods of approval and standing ovations.The piece doesn't say whether this comment got a standing O:
On comparing Sept. 11 to the burning of the Reichstag building in Nazi Germany: "It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. The fact is that I'm not saying [Sept. 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box -- dismiss you."Underutilized space, the nutball box.
(via LGF, again--it's okay, he needs the linkaging)