Eric MacDonald on Charles Moore’s article in The Telegraph:
Of course, Moore has deceived himself, that he thinks that his “beliefs” are representative of reality irrespective of evidence and reason which indicate otherwise. The evils of religions are plain to see and described at length by Hitchens, Dawkins, MacDonald, et al. A base morality is inherent in us all, something that evolved with us, giving our species an ability to interact with each other, and adapted through the ages. Even Moore’s beloved Christianity has changed its message on what is moral and acceptable. It changes, it has no absolute truth; people loved their children before Christianity.
So it is sad when someone dedicates their life to irrationality and delusions. How would you deal with someone who believes that an invisible fire-breathing dragon lives their garage and which leaved no footprints or other evidence. How about someone who believes that they have fairies living at the end of their garden which leave no evidence, or that evidence is shown to be fake? And after you have highlighted to these persons that their worldview is untenable but they persist in their views, how would engage further with them? Discuss the size of fairy wings? I think not.
Those who persist in delusion, to promote such delusion, deserve no special privileges and should not be protected from criticism; irrationality should not be allowed to reign our societies again.
Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012