Quite often, when people take a hardcore stance on an issue, their thinking becomes oddly counter-intuitive.
For example, the ultra-right-wing Christian Westboro Baptist Church think that the best way to spread the Bible (essential message: “God loves you”) is by standing around with placards reminding everyone that God hates them.
Anti-Muslim activists in the UK, meanwhile, seem to think that the best way to convince everyone that not all Muslims are terrorist bombers is to go out themselves and blow up a mosque.
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Richard Dawkins, the Oxford professor, biologist, and atheist figurehead, has apparently been learning from these illustrious pioneers of madness, if a recently released video is anything to go by.
Dawkins, whose basic position is that God is an illusion and can be disproved through logic, science and reason, has apparently lost track of logic, science and reason and instead gone with the crowd-pleasing tactic of playing extended videos filled with absolute, clownshit insanity:
The video starts with Dawkins in a natty Hawaiian shirt giving a seemingly normal speech, before rapidly segueing off into looped audio samples, psychadelic, swirly patterns, images of Dawkins’ disembodied head, and a laser owl, because, why not?
Dawkins was reportedly involved in the video (a product of Saatchi and Saatchi) as a comment on internet memes versus the biological theory of memetics, at least according to some. Other opinions are that Dawkins has ironically become possessed by demons, or that he’s just absolutely out of his fucking skull on mescaline.
Luckily, towards the end of the video, Dawkins re-emerges to explain what the hell just happened, only to think the better of it and begin playing the theme from Final Fantasy VII on the clarinet.
Much like the Matrix, nobody can really be told about this video. You have to see it for yourself.
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