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South Park does Dawkins [VIDEO]

A Godless future!
 
 
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A recent 2-part South Park episode took up Richard Dawkins' latest book, The God Delusion. And, as usual, they rip him to shreds.

I may not always agree with South Park, I may think they're shallow bozos at times, but they do occasionally hit the mark.

In this clip, Cartman has woken from a frozen sleep in the 26th century, at a time when Richard Dawkins' desire for a Godless world have come to fruition. Amazingly, the battle for supremacy of one's ideas has not ceased...

A Note: Battles in the name of religion are a part of the way humans can interact. Battles for the supremacy of any idea, as South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone suggest.

They, however, seem to suggest that we are destined to battle over ideas, only that religion provides the easiest current context; take that away and we'd find another.

I don't take a deterministic view of humanity, so I think we can move away from sectarian violence of all kinds. Perhaps not absolutely or always, but major shifts are certainly possible...

Other two clips are the full two episodes of not safe for work or kids... or adults or mammals of any stripe really...

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.

 
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