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30 September 2009

Undeserved Respect

This day is a celebration of free speech. As such, let's have a quotation from Richard Dawkins!

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Not only is Dawkins a scholarly gentleman with a fantastic sense of humour, he is also a master of understatement.

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