A clip from HBO’s newest show ‘The Newsroom’
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I like this, other than the part where he belittled religious people. “We’re first in people who believe that angels are real” he said, appealing to ridicule, one of the worst rhetological fallacies one can commit. Fuck that, just because you have faith in something you cannot prove doesn’t mean you cannot be an intelligent, critical thinker. I know many atheists who are closed-minded fuckhats. Spirituality is compatible with Reason. The notion that they are somehow mutually-exclusive pisses me off.
IMO he didn’t belittle religious people. I think you are oversensitive. He was implying that compared to all the other categories he rattled off leading the world in believing angels are real isn’t something to be proud of. I would think most people, religious or not, would much rather live in a country that leads the world in health care or education than live in a country that is best at believing in something that cannot be proven to exist.
That was amazing, thanks for sharing