Somebody—I mean SOMEBODY—has to tell it the way it is about Pat Robertson’s approach to the Haitian earthquake. It was tough, no-nonsense, loud and clear. Yes, I believe this man goes by the name of The Amazing Atheist, if this offends some people don’t watch the following clip. If those who can see past that and at least find some common ground against religious nuttery at it’s worst by all means watch it! If this is only guy on earth who has the balls to stand up to this nonsense, so be it!
This clip from the CBC’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos is from 2007 but I think it’s guest, journalist and author Chris Hedges who written books like American Facists which deals with the religious right in the United States and his very recent book When Atheism Becomes Religion (which was formerly titled I Don’t Believe in Atheists) STILL has some pretty relevant things to say as he touches upon the American Religious Right. He has probably watched the Star Wars saga in which “The Sith” who represent the “dark side of the force” always tend to think in absolutes. Fundamentalists and millitants are no different and of course, that process of thinking is extremely dangerous and destructive in the long run.