If you are a Gnu atheist, you are invested in this notion that religion is bad. Not just bad, but really, really bad. Oh, what the heck – religion is just damn evil. When you find yourself embracing such an extreme position, nothing good can ever come out of religion so you can’t stop yourself from making public statements that most outsiders would immediately perceive as fringe material.
Case in point – the Gnu atheists at Dartmouth College. With all the troubles that plague us these days, they have pinpointed a most serious problem:
An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa.
The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’”
The e-mail says the group plans to screen an anti-Mother Teresa film, discuss Hitchens’ book, Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, and question how the public has been “conned into thinking this woman [Teresa] was good.”
It would seem that the Gnus have a very twisted sense of morality: adultery is good, getting upset with a cheating spouse is bad, and Mother Teresa is a ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’