I hereby declare the official editorial policy of Salon to involve atheist-bashing, especially in the form of the “I-am-better-than-everyone” stance so effectively portrayed in this famous xkcd cartoon on atheists:
And if a picture’s worth a thousand words, than the picture above is worth the 1,666 (!) words of Andrew O’Hehir’s new piece in Salon, “America: stupidly stuck between religion and science.” O’Hehir’s piece says absolutely nothing new, but simply reiterates the idea that fundamentalism is dumb, but not all religion is fundamentalism, that the New Atheists like Dawkins and Harris attack religion as if it were fundamentalism, and therefore they’re dumb too. Have you heard that one lately? O’Hehir’s looking for some kind of middle ground between science and religion, but, bizarrely, admits in the end that it doesn’t seem to exist. I wonder why that is?
Here, in words, is the supercilious first paragraph of O’Hehir’s piece, which could serve as…
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