Originally Posted by Frisky
Yup, and I especially listed Dawkins and Hitchens as some of the worst.
Neither of those guys are objective, they both have a serious hate-on for religion or any type of deity
You missed my point. You're displaying the same behaviour you're accusing them of. That's called hypocrisy. And I don't mean that in an accusing manner. We've all been hypocrites at some point of our lives. Usually, we're not aware of it. I don't think there was any malicious intent behind your hypocritical behaviour. That's why I'm bringing it to light.
They're not objective because they're human
. They hold (held
in Hitch's case) a particular perspective which you disagree with, that's all. Dawkins in particular doesn't seem arrogant, condescending or full of hate to me
. The way I see it, Dawkins doesn't let political correctness censor his words or his thoughts. It's a highly unconventional approach nowadays and it might offend some people. That doesn't make him any of the things you're accusing him of in my mind.
Which one of us is right in our assesments of their behaviours? Neither of us. We just have different perspectives because our life experiences, our environment and our genetic dispositions are different. Just different opinions, nothing else.
People are free to dismiss other people's arguments based on their personalities. It's easier to do that than it is to look past the superficial and investigate the merits of their arguments themselves. Ultimately though, it's a sure path to stagnation and everybody loses in the process.