The world is full of nutballs. I normally find nutballs affiliated with religious movements becasue nutballs abound in in the presence of faith. However, sometimes I find nutballs among the ranks of my fellow Atheists. Like my newest nominee, Darwin Bedford, a hate filled and delusional Atheist activist. Dawrin is a Canadian, so he is already suspect, when you add the fact that he has proclaimed himself to be the Atheist Messiah, well… I think he might be nutball.
I came across Bedford by chance; a news story came through my news reader documenting some of his antics. Apparently, he is doing his best to disrupt the upcoming Canadian elections. A quick review of his website shows his absolute hatred for Christianity. As an Atheist myself, I find his position repulsive. I have no desire to challenge the faith of any other person. Atheism is my choice – I am not evangelical about Atheism.
One of Bedford’s websites contains this warning. “Warning: If you vote for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives you would be voting for religious extremists with a hidden agenda.” Within this quote – Bedford links to a sexually oriented anti-Harper site. Does this promote a healthy view of Atheism?
At atheists.net, Bedford pulls out all of the stops. His favorite slogan “If Jesus returns, kill him again.” The site is full of overtly offensive material – it is the very incarnation bad taste. No wonder that some Christians fear us.
Bedford penned several essays which are available on his poorly designed website. These include: Jesus is a no-show, the Pope is Humpty Dumpty, and Why god is siding with bin Laden. One of his links actually claims to link to a nude picture of Beford – for some reason I could not bring myself to look.
Bedford is clearly a nutball. He preaches hate and intolerance. I cannot say that I support his efforts in any way. I don't undestand why people do this kind of thing. The only explanation I can come up with is that people like Bedford are damaged.
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