Dawkins, ever the publicity hound, returns to some more of his “hate mail.” Note that the video begins with the following claim:
Because most of the letters were written by Religious Fundamentalists, viewer discretion is advised.
Of course, this type of claim simply exposes the hypocrisy of Dawkins and his organization. While Dawkins pompously preaches the need to support truth claims with evidence, once again we note there is no evidence that “most of the letters were written by Religious Fundamentalists.” None. In fact, Dawkins and his organization make no effort to provide any evidence to support their truth claims. Instead, after years of denigrating faith, Dawkins expects us all to accept his truth claim on faith.
Dawkins is oblivious to an alternative explanation that is just as plausible as his truth claim: most of the letters were written by Atheists impersonating Religious Fundamentalists. It’s called getting “Poe’d,” a common phenomenon among atheists on the internet. Those of us who know how to think like scientists can only marvel at Dawkins’ tremendous blind spot and inability to detect such an obvious alternative.
As we can see, New Atheist claims about “evidence” and “faith” are not rooted in reason and principle. The New Atheists only care about “evidence” and denigrate “faith” when they think they are scoring anti-religious points. This indicates that their posturing about evidence and faith are instead rooted in bigotry and opportunism.
One thing is clear. Since Dawkins has made it clear he will continue to publicize his “hate mail” with cutesy little videos that get hundreds of thousands of hits, atheists who enjoy poe-ing surely have a juicy opportunity for having fun while being a good and faithful culture warrior.