Monday, February 12, 2007

My Thoughts on Paula Zahn's Show Tonight

Tonight Paula Zahn's show (she wasn't on tonight) expanded upon the show two weeks ago that featured a panel with no atheists talking about discrimination against atheists (see my post about it here). Tonight's show featured a short interview with Englishman Richard Dawkins who was as eloquent as always, but not exactly relevant considering this was about discrimination in America. Plus, I didn't like the fact that CNN did not show any clips from the previous show to highlight just how bad the last panel was.

Now the nice thing was the composition of the panel. There was actually an atheist, Ellen Johnson, and Air America radio hostess Rachel Maddow who actually knows the Constitution. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson formed the opposing opinon.

The most telling part was that Peterson refused to let the other panel members finish speaking. He constantly talked over them, throwing out the stupid question, "Where do atheists get their morals?" Before atheist Ellen Johnson tried to answer, Peterson insisted she wasn't answering the question and continued to talk over her. He did everything he could to prevent the pro-secualr side from talking because he know they had limited time. It was intellectual dishonesty at its finest.

Of course, I'm not surprised. This is what theists always do when religion comes up in an honest debate. More than anything, it shows their fear. It shows they are afraid to let atheists talk because we might actually say something that makes more sense.

Update: One Good Move has a video of the entire sement here.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Is it on youtube?

Lord J-Bar said...

I haven't found it yet, but I'll post it as soon as I find it.