Atheist Dweeb-Bots Strike Again!, Get Everything Wrong

February 26, 2007 · By

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.


8 Responses to “Atheist Dweeb-Bots Strike Again!, Get Everything Wrong”

  1. Tom on February 26th, 2007 12:13 pm [#]

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

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

  2. anon on February 26th, 2007 1:10 pm [#]

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

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

  3. anon on February 26th, 2007 1:11 pm [#]

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

  4. ML on February 26th, 2007 1:24 pm [#]

    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. Aaron Unruh on February 26th, 2007 1:52 pm [#]

    Tom, with wit like that, you should really be the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.

  6. Jim on February 26th, 2007 2:44 pm [#]

    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?

  7. Tom on February 26th, 2007 3:45 pm [#]

    What does Dawkins say that’s so objectionable?

  8. Real Conservative on February 26th, 2007 4:20 pm [#]

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