Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Bad Faith Awards 2007 - nominations now open

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Just to remind everyone, nominations are always open for the New Humanist Bad Faith Awards, launched in the July/August issue (see Parish News).

For those of you who haven't seen the magazine (and if not, why not? Request a free trial copy), the New Humanist Bad Faith Awards were launched to mark the death of right-wing US evangelist Jerry Falwell, who famously stated that "the idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country". The Awards will recognise those individuals making the most significant contributions to talking nonsense about religion. Early frontrunners have included Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who recently likened the abortion rate in Scotland to "two Dunblane massacres a day" and bookies' favourite Pope Benedict XVI. We've even had a letter nominating Richard Dawkins (after all, this is a democracy).

We'll be printing the top nominees in each issue of the magazine, starting with the September/October issue (deadline 13 August). If you've come across a public figure expressing contemptible, irrational or just plain silly views on religious matters, nominate them by email to editor[at]newhumanist.org.uk, preferably with a supporting quotation or web reference. Alternatively you could do it by adding a comment to this post, or even by writing on the 'wall' of our illustrious Facebook group...

10 comments:

Jessie said...

If Chuck Norris was elected president he said he would:

"Tattoo an American flag with the words, "In God we trust," on the forehead of every atheist."

article is here

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/staticarticles/article56107.html

Paul Sims said...

Thank you Jessie, exactly what we're looking for. Consider him nominated.
Incidentally, we've actually featured Chuck and his WorldNetDaily column in the magazine before. He made some rather distasteful comments blaming abortion for the Virginia Tech massacre: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55333

Anonymous said...

There are just too many candidates for a 'bad faith award'. How about looking on the bright side. I'd suggest a 'Myth Busters Award'. Two sample candidates. Michael Winner for being irreverent about gastronomy. Norman Finkelstein for busting the Israel myth of its occupation of Palestine.
Hugh Caldwell

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