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RE: [humanism-174] Does Maher deserve the AAI Dawkins award?

From: Cari
Sent on: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:39 PM
I'm more than annoyed. Not only does Maher not call himself an atheist, his smarmy, snide presentation does nothing to explain or portray real atheists. It may be a good move for publicity purposes, but if Maher has a lick of morality, he should decline the award.
Cari


From: [address removed]
Subject: [humanism-174] Does Maher deserve the AAI Dawkins award?
To: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 28 Sep[masked]:18:46 -0400

http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/search?q=maher

"Atheist Alliance International will be giving this year's Richard Dawkins award to Bill Maher...and some people, including me, are pretty annoyed." Matt Dillahunty

""I'm not an atheist. There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. But I'm not an atheist, no." I believe there's some force. If you want to call it God... I don't believe God is a single parent who writes books. I think that the people who think God wrote a book called The Bible are just childish. Religion is so childish. What they're fighting about in the Middle East, it's so childish. These myths, these silly little stories that they believe in fundamentally, that they take over this little space in Jerusalem where one guy flew up to heaven--no, no, this guy performed a sacrifice here a thousand million years ago. It's like, "Who cares? What does that have to do with spirituality, where you're really trying to get, as a human being and as a soul moving in the universe?" But I do believe in a God, yes." - Bill Maher, 2002




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