Les suggests we find a new word to clearly identify and denigrate all the religious slimeballs such as the Comforts, AIG’s, Farwells and Robertsons.
Here is what Les had to say (please ignore the dig at the current state of cricket in Australia) :
I am writing from South Africa – where the cricketers come from. This email is not in response to any particular issue but a general point that you may wish to invite comment upon.
The more I read atheist blogs, xian and muslim hate mail, fundie statements on fstdt or the idiocy of attempts to promote creationism over science the more certain I have become that many of the loudest and stupidest statements are made not by credulous victims of religion but by some very smart operators who not only exploit religion for financial gain but who themselves do not believe any of [the] crap they sprout. To my knowledge we do not have a short descriptive term to identify the Roy Comforts, AIG’s, Farwells and Robertsons. Words like poe and xian (xtian) have wide currency and understanding. I suggest that we need an additional term in the atheist armoury to clearly identify and denigrate these slimeballs – a term which even the religious will come to recognise.
Here are some initial suggestions.
I am sure your contributors can do better.
Well contributors, can you?
I’d also like to see a list of people/organisations that deserve this new moniker.