The Friendly Atheist blog is excited about Netflix airing a new movie about Madalyn Murray O’Hair. O’Hair was the original New Atheist (Dawkins is just a polished version of O’Hair), so I always thought it strange that today’s New Atheists don’t pay her much attention. Anyway, what’s interesting is the way the Gnus are trying to rewrite history by turning her into a some victim of religion. The Friendly Atheist blog writes:
She was also murdered for having the audacity to not believe in a god and defend those who believed the same.
This could not be more wrong. O’Hair was murdered by another atheist, David Waters, she once employed as an office manager for American Atheists. And it looks like her murder was triggered by one of the those atheist fights that got out of hand. Waters apparently stole around $50,000 from Madalyn Murray O’Hair. She responded by writing this article for her magazine which publicized all kinds of dirt about Waters, including his past criminal history. This humiliated and enraged Waters, who then began to fantasize about gruesomely murdering O’Hair. With the help of two accomplices, Waters kidnapped O’Hair and her son and granddaughter. Although it wasn’t simply about killing O’Hair. As office manager, Waters believed the O’Hairs were able to embezzle money from their organization and figured he would be able to score all the hidden money. Anyway, the details of the whole kidnapping are strange, but as it ended, Waters killed all the O’Hairs and one of his accomplices and cut them up into pieces.
Why anyone would try to blame any of this on religion is beyond me.