A long time ago I used this clip in a post (not on this blog) that asked believers to rate the amount of offense they felt when watching three different short videos- one was a fairly inflammatory piece by Hitchens, one was a clip by Dawkins and the last video was this one. According to the poll and comments I received on that article, this clip came out the ‘winner’, even though if I’d been asked beforehand, I would have thought it the least offensive of the three.
When I asked the religious believers why they found this clip so offensive, they had a hard time responding. Many of them didn’t really know. They just felt offended while watching it. Some did say that they thought it was a disrespectful way of replying.
Meanwhile, I thought Harris made a humorous observation. Even the man he’s debating started to laugh. I also think he made a strong point. Only with religion can we get away with using babble that sounds impressive but has very little real substance to it.
So I hope you give the clip a watch and tell me what you think.
Did you like the clip? Do you agree with Harris?
And if you’re a religious person, do you find the clip offensive? Why or why not?
As always, thanks for reading.