Here’s something I originally posted in March 2012.
Richard Dawkins website has a page where they post hate mail that supposedly comes from angry Christians. Yet despite the way the Gnus posture as if they place such high value on evidence, the page offers not the slightest shred of evidence that any of the hate mail is legitimate. And despite the way the Gnus condemn faith, they apparently want us to believe these emails are legitimate on faith.
So let me propose a hypothesis: The vast majority of hate mail that is hosted on Dawkins website is fake. Let me explain why my hypothesis is quite plausible.
Let’s take the first letter that is hosted on Dawkins site:
I HATE YOU YOU DONT THINK GOD IS REAL BECAUSE YOUR GAY AND STUPID! WHY DONT YOU STOP BEING GAY AND STUPID AND GO HAVE SEXY TIME! I BET YOU HAVE SEX WITH MONKEYS CAUSE EVELOOTON SAYS SO! MISTER GAY AND STUPID!
Okay, don’t you think it is plausible that this was sent to Dawkins site by another atheist who was trolling? Such deception would serve two purposes. It would feed the negative stereotypes about Christians that often serves as a way for Gnus to bond with each other. And it would also help to deceptively propagate those negative stereotypes that the Gnu movement seeks to advance. Of course, we could also add the simple fact that trolls like attention and getting your fake hatemail cited on Dawkins popular webpage is probably rewarding in of itself.
Also, I would note that after many years on the internet, I have yet to encounter or read a creationist who was so over-the-top stupid. It’s not just that all the words are capitalized, it’s not just the anti-gay sentiment, it’s not just the complete lack of logic and knowledge, it’s the misspelling of evolution that gives it away.
Consider what the Gnus want you to believe. There is a creationist out there who is so stupid that he spells evolution as EVELOOTON. Yet this same person is savvy enough to find Richard Dawkins site in order to send hate mail (it’s not THAT popular, people) just to him. Okay, so if there is a creationist motivated enough to send hate mail to Dawkins, it stands to reason this same angry creationist would be haunting many other sites on the internet. Angry people who send hate mail tend to vent all over the place. And my goodness people, this creationist has a tic – a highly unique way of spelling evolution. So it should be easy to find this angry creationist railing against “evelooton” on other sites with the simple help of Google.
So what happens if we Google “evelooton?” You’ll get a total of 5 hits. One of them goes to Overview Guide – UniWiki for some unknown reason, as the word does not appear on the site. As for the other four? They ALL are citations of Dawkins site.
So what we have here is a one time misspelling of the word evolution as EVELOOTON. Apparently, this angry, dumb creationist doesn’t want to attack other EVELOOTONists on the internet. He’s wants to lash out at EVELOOTON.
And just for Dawkins site.
Look, I can’t say with certainty that the hate-mail is troll-mail, but that explanation is every bit as plausible as it being legit.
The bottom line is that there is no evidence for thinking Dawkins collection of hate mail on his site is legitimate. Given that it would be very easy for Gnu trolls to pose as hateful, stupid Christians, given that they would see nothing wrong in deceptively posing as hateful, stupid Christians, and given that they would have the motive for posing as hateful, stupid Christians, the wisest course is to dismiss all of the hate mails as internet theater unless Dawkins and his site can provided evidence of their legitimacy.
And they won’t.