It is the great question of our age as to which group of people are the most persecuted, vilified, and oppressed in our society. Some people say it’s Christians. Some people say it’s indigenous white people. Some people say it’s heterosexuals, and some people say it’s all of the above. Dawkins knows, though. It’s atheists.
Some of you feel that a lot of the people on this list are too low. Sometimes, we’ve gotta get the topical dollar, like with Aveyard and Bragg. Sometimes, you’re just never going to be pleased, because honestly what number could truly fit the likes of FourFourTom? But sometimes, you make the mistake of assuming a terrible person is automatically a terrible tweeter. This is one of those. I state, with absolute confidence, that Penn Jillette is the worst man in the world. However, I actually had to check and see if he had a Twitter presence or not, which explains his relatively low place on the list.
We’re only in July, but it’s already been a bumper year for contenders of the worst opinion piece of 2k12. We had this outstanding effort from James Dellingpole (the whole piece isn’t up anymore, but thankfully it says all it needs to in the first paragraph) and a late contender even threw down the gauntlet today. The bookies favourite, however, remains this outrageous wibble by Martin Robbins.
Before the internet, one of the big arguments used to attack atheism was that old G.K. Chesterton line, “Once people stop believing in God, they don’t believe nothing - they believe everything.” If Keith was around today, he’d probably have come up with something like “Once people stop believing in God, they choose to define themselves through that dullest part of their personality, grow a stupid beard and sit around all day making the same fish-in-a-barrel arguments while financing cunts like Richard Dawkins who make a living out of releasing books and going on TV to tell people the earth is round.”