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If anyone out there is an online subscriber to the Wall Street Journal and would like to email me a copy of Dinesh D'Souza's piece on atheists today, I would appreciate it.

UPDATE: Got it. Thanks to everyone who sent a copy!

Andy responded to the article, so I don't have to.


Hmmm, is this a good, insightful piece or a typical bash-that-which-I-don't-understand kind of thing? Alas, I'm not up on D'Souza's religious preferences or lack thereof.

I'd like to see it too. Right after I'm done sacrificing puppies to the Prince of Darkness.

The best summation of why I'm an atheist is in James Sedgwick's essay ""Right, Wrong and Meaningless".

In brief, it's not that atheists so much say there's no god. It's that the concept of god(s) has been so ill defined that effectively nothing is being offered to prove or disprove. It's not that the concept of god(s) are disproven, it's that they're unproven, with nothing offered up to be proven.

I'm reminded of an article about Bertrand Russell I read some years ago, in which he was asked, "Supposed you died, and suddenly found yourself in Heaven, standing before god, who (which?) asked you 'Why didn't you believe in me?'"
Russell's response - "No good evidence!"

The D'Souza article is nothing compared to Rabbi Daniel Lupin's "Why should we be forced to publicly acknowledge irreligion as the moral equivalent of religion?"

He complains that the phrase "separation of church and state" is nowhere in the Constitution (much like the phrases "religious liberty" and "fair trial", BTW), and then goes on to remind us of the phrase "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…" in the U.S. Constitution. Apparently he doesn't know that this phrase is in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

It only gets more pathetic from there.