Monday, December 21, 2009

When men stop believing in God

Poor old Johnny Ball. Quite what a nice old chap was doing at an event like Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People is anyone's guess. He made the fatal error at this event of questioning the orthodoxy of Anthropogenic Global Warming or Climate Change or whatever it's called this week. He was booed off before you could say "Dawkins"

Ball, 71, claimed that spiders’ flatulence was more damaging to the environment than fossil fuels, and criticised the “bad science” of global warming during a performance at a Christmas show in celebration of atheism and science.

Audience members at ‘Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People’ at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London responded with slow handclaps, whistles, jeers until he left the stage.

They added: “A cry of ‘shame’ from the audience broke the dam, the boos started and a perplexed and shaken-looking Ball was finally forced from the stage.”

I used to like him as a kid and like many I gained a great love of science from his programmes. The BBC at its best. Sad that he discovered the hard way that if you want dogmatism and irrationality, don't look any further than where two or three atheists are gathered in Dawkins' name .



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