So, Dinesh D’Souza is speaking at OU tonight. Or this afternoon. Or whatever.
I couldnt help but notice not only how D’Souza is defined by his ‘enemies’, but that D’Souza defines himself by his ‘enemies’:
The God Decision: Delusion, Confusion or Truth?
The “New Atheism” is an increasingly popular worldview promoted by well-known intellectuals including, Sir Richard Dawkins (who spoke at O.U. in March 2009), Christopher Hitchens, Dr. Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris — the so-called “Four Horsemen of the New Atheism.” This belief system is essentially an embrace of scientific and philosophical Naturalism and a rejection of widespread Christian thought and theism that has existed in North America for 400 years.
Richard Dawkins book, ‘The God Delusion’ was an important and popular work. Because Im spoofing that title, I too must be important and popular. Richard Dawkins spoke at OU. Im speaking at OU, therefore, I must be as important as Richard Dawkins. Here is a list of several more influential people. I must also be influential.
Hmm– Richard Dawkins also spoke for free (in a much larger venue, btw).
He also donated $5000 to Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education.
Im sure D’Souza will also waive his speaking fee for “Bott Radio Network Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Family Policy Council, The Wilberforce Initiative and the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City”, and donating $5000 to a local educational non-profit, too? Right?
Or, is this just a big fucking scam?
Those sleezy organizations beg their followers for $$$$, and then instead of doing good for humanity with that $$$$, they turn around and give $$$ to charlatans like D’Souza. D’Souza gives a little ‘battle’ talk to fire up the followers against ‘TEH FOOR HOARSHMOON!’ to get them to give more $$$$$ to the sleezy organizations.
Its a big fucking obvious scam.
I know they do this. Fine, fine Christians scamming other Christians. I will never forget my very first encounter with a real, live, professional Creationist. A YEC named Brad Harrub, who damn well knew AND acknowledged that some of the ‘Evidences of Creation’ he was presenting (this stupid fucking fishing reel in a rock) was a fraud, but presented it to The Flock anyway. And then, when I told on him to Teh Elders, they didnt do jack squat. They werent offended that they got scammed by a ‘fellow Christian’. They were fucking in on it. They have been bringing him back to the church year after year after year. Cause they didnt care jack shit about evolution or creationism. They care about getting asses in the seats. Asses with wallets.
Same damn shit.
Fucking con artists.
Also– Please note that no Oklahoma State legislators have attempted to ban D’Souza from the state, nor have they launched any investigations on the groups that invited him to campus. Weird, huh? Poor, poor persecuted Christians.