I’ve documented a number of Dean’s failures to reason like a rational adult before. When he’s not lying about public figures, he likes to abuse atheists and tell them they are the same as triple murderer Craig Hicks simply for asking simple questions. Not to mention pretending to have information about the Chapel Hill murders that the general public or police do not possess.
Tag Archives: Apologism
Not long after the massacre at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, reports surfaced to suggest that the shooter, Omar Mateen, may well have been gay himself. It was interesting to watch the ways in which this particular detail was then spun by certain groups.
Before this information came to light, you may have heard people arguing that there is no conflict between Islam and homosexuality – despite the data to the contrary.
Then lo an behold, the killer was ‘outed’ as gay himself. Many jumped with joy at this revelation. The shooter couldn’t have been a Muslim you see, because he was gay. It shouldn’t take much brain power to recognise the inconvenient contradictions and hypocrisy here.
Another Islamist attack has likely been carried out on European soil this morning. As reported, a knife-wielding man was alleged to have stabbed four people at a German train station whilst shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest). One of the victims has now died, with others sustaining life-threatening injuries.
Just as reports of suicide attacks in the middle-east fail to raise an eyebrow anymore – frequent Islamist attacks on European citizens are becoming par for the course too. They’re increasing in frequency, but our willingness to be honest about its root cause is sorely lacking. As this story is unfolding, there may well be mental health issues at play that we are not currently aware of.1 However, the fact that this explanation is actually an ‘if’ element speaks volumes about the situation we find ourselves in.
- UPDATE 10 May 2016 – As indicated in a later report by The Guardian, it appears mental health and drug issues may be a factor here. Needless to say, there will often be an overlap where religious delusion is concerned. The Guardian is now reporting that earlier accounts of cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’ have not been verified ↩