In Memory of Counterpoints; August 5 – August 14, 2007
The great (slight exaggeration) experiment is over. The short reason is that we couldn’t get along. It may be for the best though, because it was bound to be nothing but…well, an argument. That’s not necessarily bad, but, I’ll admit, I tend to go for the throat. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes aggressive, always on point.
I usually enjoy the sport of it, particularly when my opponent is as aggressive and intense as I get. But alas, it was not meant to be. So, here at Power of Suggestion, I will be replacing my criticism of The God Delusion with a criticism of The Case for a Creator. Dawkins is a frustrating read for two reasons: first, he uses straw men, appeals to novelty, popularity, ridicule, and the spotlight fallacy, and that was just in the preface and first chapter.
I may at some point return to The God Delusion, if only because I can’t get my money back (and the shiny cover is attractive to my weak, religious mind). But for now it will lay on my shelf, much like to other books I’ve lost interest in. Of course, those are because I’d seen the movie already (The Illiad, The Count of Monte Cristo), this one is just bad. So, moving on.
I guess that since I’ve made a point to highlight the logical fallacies Dawkins employs in his writing, I’ll go back through my posts and make sure I haven’t done the same. Once that’s done I’ll share some insight into Jeremiah I got at church tonight, straight away.