by Pa Rock
Richard Dawkins, a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and bestselling author, had the following to say in a pitch for the magazine, Free Inquiry:
"If you live in America, the chances are good that your next door neighbours believe the following: the Inventor of the laws of physics and Programmer of the DNA code decided to enter the uterus of a Jewish virgin, got himself born, then deliberately had himself tortured and executed because he couldn't think of a better way to forgive the theft of an apple, committed at the instigation of a talking snake. As Creator of the majestically expanding universe, he not only understands relativistic gravity and quantum mechanics but actually designed them. Yet what he really cares about is "sin," abortion, how often you go to church, and whether gay people should marry. Statistically, the chances are that your neighbours believe all that - and they can vote."
Mr. Dawkins has obviously spent some time cruising through the Wheezin' Geezer trailer park. Most likely he walked down Baptist Boulevard, Righteous Road, Sanctimony Street, and the Hallelujah Highway on a Sunday morning when my bleary-eyed neighbors were scrubbing off their hangovers, slipping concealed weapons into their shoulder holsters and purses, and heading off to church to sing the praises of the Prince of Peace, a white Messiah who can be interpreted in such a way as to reinforce all of their biases and hatred.
Hey Richard, next time come by on a Saturday night. These folks can be a lot of fun when they're drinking!