Atheist Dweeb-Bots Strike Again!, Get Everything Wrong

Benjamin A. Plotinsky eviscerates the most recent attempt by militant atheists to write “mumbo jumbo” in as many ways as possible, this particular effort by Michel Onfray. Did you know, for example, that Judaism was responsible for the Holocaust?:

Judaism is partly responsible even for the Holocaust, it seems. Though Onfray chiefly (and bizarrely) blames Hitler’s inclination for genocide on the passage in John in which Jesus scourges the moneylenders from the Temple—“Unfortunately, the metaphoric scourge permits the dialectician and the determined theoretician to legitimize the gas chambers”—he also argues that a motto stamped on German soldiers’ belt buckles, “Gott mit uns,” derives from Deuteronomy. “These words were lifted from the speech Yahweh addressed to the Jews leaving to fight their enemies, the Egyptians, to whom God held out the promise of unspecified extermination,” Onfray explains.

Fabulously important philosopher Onfray is wrong in this regard, as in so many others. Click the link to find out how.

I’ve always thought that it would be frustrating to be one of these book-writing atheist dweebs like Onfray or Richard Dawkins, a Mr. Bean clone if ever there was one. They fancy themselves the greatest minds in the world and they’re spoiling for a fight with the pushers of The Root of All Evil. And yet religion’s greatest minds are preoccupied with theology, not pointless arguments with atheist dweeb-bots, and could likely barely tell you who Richard Dawkins is.

Comments

  1. Tom says

    ” And yet religion’s greatest minds are preoccupied with theology”

    So basically they’re preoccupied with conversing with their imaginary friend?

  2. anon says

    Tom, that’s pretty much the extent of it.

    Everyone should read Harris’ tiny 1-hour essay: “Letter to a Christian Nation”.

  3. anon says

    Oh yeah, I forgot: then go see Jesus Camp and try to say “religion’s greatest minds” without snickering.

  4. ML says

    Actually the phrase “Gott mit uns” occurs only once in Luther’s Bible:
    Mat 1:23 “Siehe, eine Jungfrau wird schwanger sein und einen Sohn gebären, und sie werden seinen Namen Immanuel heißen”, das ist verdolmetscht: Gott mit uns.
    From the KJV: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
    Perhaps Onfray should read the Bible before he publishes his critiques.

  5. Jim says

    It is hard to see a vast atheist conspiracy when atheists are only people who are not superstitious. If they believed in the tooth fairy, would they be better people?

  6. Real Conservative says

    World Jewish leadership is known by historians to have let down Jews in eastern europe.
    (real conservative)