As we have seen, the Gnu virus has a way of intellectually incapacitating its hosts, causing them to suffer all sorts of delusions about themselves and others while at the same time, tricking the host into thinking he/she is in possession of some superior reasoning skills with extraordinary perceptual abilities. We have yet another piece of evidence that shows how the Gnu virus tricks its host.
James Loftus is someone who is infected with the Gnu virus. He recently praised Dawkins because Dawkins praised another book that also happened to cite Loftus’s book, to which Loftus notes, “It’s been a long time coming for me.” Loftus writes:
Dawkins has recommend two recently published atheist books that treat religious faith respectfully.
Hmmm. One of the books that “treats religious faith respectfully” is Peter Boghossian’s book. Loftus summarizes some of Boghossian’s respectful treatment in another blog posting. Let’s have a look.
Stigmatize faith-based claims like racist claims….. Treat faith as a public health crisis. Two words: “contain” and “eradicate.”……. Financially cripple purveyors of false epistemologies, especially religious institutions…… Finally, remove the religious exemption for delusion from the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM). He says, “There is perhaps no greater contribution one could make to contain and perhaps even cure faith than removing the exemption that prohibits classifying religious delusions as mental illness.”
Wow. In the mind infected by the Gnu virus, this is….“respectful” treatment.