Hemant Mehta, the Gnu Atheist activist who misleading sells himself as the “Friendly Atheist,” recently posted a blog entry entitled, Another Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum. He writes:
Brilliant: An actor dramatically reads a comment from a Christian forum:
Here is what he posted.
Oh, my. Since Gnu atheists suck at critical thinking, this is going to be too easy.
Two simple questions for Hemant:
1. Is there any evidence that the person who wrote that is a Christian?
2. What Christian forum was this comment originally posted on?
Hemant, the man who claims to be guided by reason and evidence, never pauses for the briefest of moments to consider those two basic questions. Yet anyone who values critical thinking would have immediately asked them. Add it up, people.
Since I value critical thinking, I will try to answer them. I’ll start with #2.
When you go to the YouTube page that hosts the video, you will find the source mentioned. And here is the source of the comment.
So the quote comes from a site infested with atheist trolls where the average age of the atheist appears to be 16. And the original source of this comment?
It was posted by “Heavens Janitor” and it was posted on……. Pharyngula. That’s PZ Myers site. Does Hemant really believe PZ Myer’s blog is a “Christian forum?” What’s even worse is that when you clink on the link to Myer’s site, the comment is not even there.
It is clear – There is NO evidence this was ever posted on a Christian forum. In fact, Hemant’s assertion is false – if it was ever posted on anything other than fstdt, it was an Gnu atheist blog.
So that leaves us with question #1. Is there any evidence a Christian wrote this? No. There is none. Zero, zilch, nada. Again and again, we see example after example of Gnu atheist hypocrisy – posturing as if they are led by reason and evidence, but clearly not giving a damn about reason and evidence.
In fact, I would say the evidence points in the opposite direction – an atheist troll, pretending to be a Christian fundie, posts on PZ Myers site to have some fun, while helping The Cause by further perpetuating nasty, clichéd stereotypes about Christians. After all, what is more likely? A hardcore Christian fundamentalist reads and posts on PZ Myer’s hate blog? Or one of PZ’s numerous Gnu fans makes a sock puppet to engage in street theater? What’s more, you’ll notice that in the comment, “bible” is not capitalized. Twice. Who is more likely to not capitalize “Bible?” A hardcore Christian fundamentalist? Or a Gnu atheist troll?
What do we learn from Hemant’s posting? First, we learn that Hemant sucks at critical thinking and is instead nothing more than an activist enslaved to his stereotypes. Because this video confirmed his stereotypes, and helps his Cause, the activist blindly passes on misinformation. And his acolytes lap it up like faithful little pups.
Second, his post helps explain why it is that Gnu atheists think they are so smart when they are not. Picture in your mind some Gnu atheist drone staring at his/her computer screen and watching that video. They think they are watching a dramatization of some Christian (some might even think the actress herself is the Christian) and come away thinking how dumb she is, so therefore, how much more smarter they are. Yet in all likelihood, the Gnu drone is being conditioned by an illusion – another Gnu troll created a false reality to help program the other Gnu’s in the hive. And that is the state of modern day atheism.