Jerome Taylor of the Independent seems to be remarkably under-informed on the subject he reports on.
They are often described as “The Unholy Trinity” – a trio of ferociously bright and pugilistic academics who use science to decimate what they believe to be the world’s greatest folly: religion.
But now Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris are on the receiving end of stinging criticism from fellow liberal non-believers who say their particular brand of atheism has swung from being a scientifically rigorous attack on all religions to a populist and crude hatred of Islam.
No they’re not. They’re never described as “the Unholy Trinity” – he made that up.
And Hitchens wasn’t an academic.
And Taylor seems not to be aware that Hitchens is no longer among us.
He cites Dawkins’s undeniably bad habit of tweeting about large subjects. But…
“Haven’t read Koran so couldn’t quote chapter & verse like I can for Bible. But often say Islam [is the] greatest force for evil today,” the Cambridge evolutionary biologist wrote on 1 March.
Ya…There are only two. Would it have been that much trouble to find out that it is in fact the other one? Not Cambridge but the other one?
The rest of it is just the usual “new atheists” wharble garble, but I thought the mistakes were rather striking.