More Evidence that Dinesh D’Souza is Insane

Lovely:

But perhaps God’s purpose in the world (I am only thinking aloud here) is to draw his creatures to him. And you have to admit that tragedies like this one at Virginia Tech help to do that!

And, um, we should be happy about this?

You know, if God wants to draw me to him, I’d like to think he could find a way to do it without KILLING MORE THAN TWO DOZEN INNOCENT PEOPLE IN A GUN MASSACRE.

And if that is the only way for it to happen, then strike me down and obliterate me from existence, because – even though I hate to take a page from the left-wing – NOT IN MY NAME.

(this post is also the fault of PZ Myers)

Update: An atheist professor at Virginia Tech responds to Mr. D’Souza with utterly undeserved calm and eloquence.

Another Update: D’Souza, referencing page 192 in Really Piss-Poor Apologetics for Dummies (and Complete Idiots) throws out the “atheists just hate god” line.

What could be next? Pascal’s wager?

11 Responses to “More Evidence that Dinesh D’Souza is Insane”

  1. Blake Says:

    Relentless, aren’t you?

  2. andy Says:

    Annoyed, really.

    What can I say? I see a barrel of fish…

  3. Blake Says:

    Please, God wouldn’t want you to use guns to shoot those fish! It might be a massacre that makes us happy! (Sheesh, you are such a bad influence on me, Andy.)

  4. Michael Ditto Says:

    O Lord, please don’t burn us.
    Don’t grill or toast Your flock.
    Don’t put us on the barbecue
    Or simmer us in stock.
    Don’t braise or bake or boil us
    Or stir-fry us in a wok.
    Oh, please don’t lightly poach us
    Or baste us with hot fat.
    Don’t fricassee or roast us
    Or boil us in a vat,
    And please don’t stick Thy servants, Lord,
    In a Rotissomat.

  5. Julie O. Says:

    Always look on the bright side of life, Andy. It would make me wary of large groups, however. Whenever enough Godly Creatures congregate, God feels compelled to wipe them out.

    But what does that say about the people who survived? If they were better people, they’d be dead.

    Oh, wait … that is what the fanatical stupid pundits are saying.

  6. Daniel DiRito Says:

    D’Souza and other like minded scholars frequently seek to paint atheism as heartless and without conscience. It’s the same battle the Catholic Church has waged against secularism for as long as I can recall. The argument basically posits that non-believers must therefore be something approximating ruthless hedonists who spend all of their time trying to disprove God through science. I respectfully disagree.

    Even the title of D’Souza’s original piece is part of the propaganda. Is he suggesting that there weren’t any atheists in attendance at these memorial events or that they would refuse to attend one? The truth is that many atheists are humanists, hence the term I so often heard railed against during my Catholic upbringing…secular humanist. No group has a monopoly on grief nor should anyone attempt to draw those comparisons or conclusions.

    So what then is D’Souza’s flawed argument actually suggesting? Read a discussion on why science doesn’t need religion to have a conscience and a heart…here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

  7. jpe Says:

    Wow. And he’s considered an “intellectual” in conservative circles. Funny stuff.

  8. Michael Ditto Says:

    I’m a ruthless hedonist, but I don’t spend all my time trying to disprove God through science. How can I when I spend all my time with the hedonism? I’m such a bad atheist.

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  10. Jon Says:

    Summarising Christian apologists from all over the tubes this week, “God always answers our prayers. Always. It’s just that sometimes the answer is ‘Fuck you’.”

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