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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sydney Atheists Take Nose-Dive - New Poll Suggests

What a foul blow was struck to the Sydney Atheist group at the Global Atheists Convention in Melbourne last week.

A couple of years ago, Sydney Atheists, mustering all the ingenuity they could call upon, came up with the catchphrase "Good Without God" to promote themselves to the public. They have since emblazoned their promotional material with that refrain.

However, it must have been galling for them to see how some of their Atheist heroes such as Richard Dawkins, Robyn Williams, Ian Robinson and Catherine Deveny have been perceived by at least one journalist.

Andrew Bolt, journalist with the Melbourne Herald Sun, Sydney Daily Telegraph and Adelaide Advertiser is Agnostic yet he was taken aback by the venom delivered up at the Convention by the aforesaid 'heroes of Atheism'. Bolt commented, in the Sydney Daily Telegraph at least, "The Global Atheists Convention last weekend worked a miracle on me. After three days of its venom, I've never felt more like believing in God. Especially the Christian one."

Bolt went on "My near-conversion occurred because three of the convention's speakers managed to confirm my worst fear. No, my fear is not that God may actually exist, after all, and be very cross that I doubt his Almightiness. It's that if the Christian God really is dead, then there's not much to stop people in our society from behaving like barbarians."

Oh Dear! All that money spent by Sydney Atheists in literature and trinkets embossed with their new catchphrase has been urinated (could have used another word but, you know, I'm Christian) up against the wall in one disastrous weekend. In Melbourne, the Atheists exposed - full frontal - what they will deliver to the world if allowed the world stage. Andrew Bolt now realises this and has commented eloquently on it after learning what keynote Atheist speakers had to say.

Hoping for light but being delivered darkness Bolt commented "I'd have hoped that the Atheists Convention's headline speakers would have reassured me, not just in fine words but by finer example, that a godless society will nevertheless be a good one." He then went on to cite comments of keynotes speakers which brought him to his present conclusion. I won't repeat them here.

Andrew Bolt ended his article with "So why do leading atheists, so sure of their superior morality, feel licensed to be meaner than leading Christians? Is this what morally superior people inevitably revert to when they're sure God has gone? Bring God back, in that case. I just don't feel so safe any more without him."

My hearty congratulations to Richard Dawkins, you have worked a miracle in Andrew Bolt. Commiserations to Sydney Atheists, you'll have to hit student's union funds again for new promotional material.



Peter said...

I am shocked; a Christian reporter did not like immoral atheists and their convention. Never mind that the reporter got the Pope and Fielding bit wrong, fact checking is overrated anyways.

BTW can you tell more about this "New Poll" which suggests that Sydney Atheists Take Nose-Dive...? I would like to see it. Thanks.

neil moore said...

As my blog suggests, Andrew Bolt is Agnostic and not Christian. That is how he describes himself in his article. Peter, do you have some information about his beliefs he is not revealing in the article?

It was in Wednesday's Telegraph.

Reference to a "new poll" draws from one man's opinion - Andrew Bolt. You can see this from my blog so why do you ask the question?


John said...

"Fact checking", Peter? Sounds an awful lot like a case of the black pot loudly shouting out.

Critias said...


Maybe that's Peter Jensen. Hi Pete, glad you dropped by.

Critias said...

Just thought I'd let you all know that I've put a comment on another blog on this topic. Pick it up at:

sam drucker said...

Thanks, Critias, I'll check it out.

Sam Drucker