"What's worse than Maher's smarmy attitude is that he is utterly convinced of his own position and is totally oblivious of any of his weaknesses. You can disagree with Ross' explanations but if you have the mindset that he cannot possibly make a reasonable argument because he is coming from a Christian viewpoint then you have no ground for debate. I saw Maher interviewing Richard Dawkins and he was kissing Dawkin's ass. Yet in his crummy film he looks down on religious people with contempt. Maher is a bigot and a fraud. Many liberal atheists disown him.”
Here’s a comment I liked, which I think pretty much applies to every atheist.
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I'm not even sure what the argument here is. How do we measure who "won"?
I don't even agree with Maher's idea of singling out religion for attack (mockery). That never made anyone lose their religion. I say we just stick to debating the scientific and historical facts, and the loss of organized religion will come naturally. And I don't see how religious people are so hell bent (no pun intended) on maintaining the idea that "spirituality" is necessary for everyone. Even if it is, that doesn't equal religion. To me "spirituality" could be something as simple as pondering the nature of the universe. That doesn't mean I need to invent an old man in the sky, or other imaginary friends.1
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