Richard Dawkins Debunks "Christmas Delusion"

He's no Bing Crosby. No, he's better.

...noted atheist Richard Dawkins is taking his first foray into the world of entertainment with "Merry Nothing," a decidedly dour holiday special scheduled to air on PBS this Friday night.

For Dawkins, the program represents quite a radical shift. In his attempt to rid the world of what he calls the "Christmas delusion," the man who has made a name for himself as a writer and formidable debater will have to play the role of enthusiastic host: "Next up, our friends from the ACLU are here to tell us how we can help spread cheer this year by filing suit against local schools and municipal governments who display religious iconography as a part of official holiday decorations. Won't that be fun!"

Nice rouge, Richard!

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I'm skeptical. The writing on the cap looks photoshopped.

By Virgil Samms (not verified) on 20 Dec 2007 #permalink

I'm not so sure about this. In my religion, candy canes are sacred stirring sticks for holy eggnog.

BTW, are the Underpants Gnomes considered religious figures?

By Ken Shabby (not verified) on 20 Dec 2007 #permalink

Three cheers for pointless, contrived, and overbearing cynicism!

By Chris Hanson (not verified) on 20 Dec 2007 #permalink

Or, slightly more seriously ...