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A brief response to dawahfilms

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Published on Aug 18, 2010

Due to the brevity of this video response I feel that it is incumbent on me to expand upon the statements and arguments I have made in this video.

This video is made in response to a video by dawahfilms entitled "The League of irony ..." which can be found here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p72iN...

Firstly, the League of Reason, ("LOR"), is a website. There has been some confusion over the identity/nature of the LOR which has been bought about in part by reason of the bi-monthly blogtv programme broadcast under that name. To avoid further confusion that programme will be re-branded under a different title and broadcast from a different site.

Secondly, so far as I have been able to understand, dawahfilms raises 3 points in his video.

1. Scientism doesn't provide any moral compass.

2. That people who actively organise as atheists and evangelize (for want of a better term) are fundamentalists and give no room for idea that their philosophy is wrong.

3. That people who fall under this category would ultimately kill others off given the chance.

In relation to point 1. I agree. I am not aware of any scientist who would argue otherwise.

Regarding point 2. I totally disagree. All you have to do to convert me is show me evidence. That is hardly the stand point of a "fundamentalist".

Point 3, (which features at around 9.30 to 9.50 in dawahfilms original video) is nonsense.

I consider that dawahfilms point about morality not having improved in the last 2,000 years to be ridiculous. As I state, science has nothing to do with morality. Indeed, my series of videos concerning objective morality indicates my views on this matter. Morality is more a question for society, reflected in laws and regulations.

Links;

Richard Dawkins and Tony Benn;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-sT2S...
(For those who do not know, Tony Benn was a long serving Member of Parliament in the UK.)

Richard Feynman;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSZNsI...

Bertrand Russell;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aPOMU...

The article on the BBC can be found here;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south...
Please note, that this took place 2 days before this video was posted.

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