Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Thursday, April 16, 2009

George Galloway on 'atheist buses'

The atheist buses touring London are quite revealing. "There’s probably no God," reads the hoarding. "Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." There you have it: what is stopping people enjoying life is apparently not war, famine, unemployment, murderous social inequality, or the insecurity and unfairness that arise from a system of global exploitation, but a misplaced belief in God. Some materialism, that!
George Galloway on these

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At 12:22 pm, Blogger John A said...

A perfect summation of my problem with the "new atheists". Thanks, Snowball!

At 1:24 pm, Anonymous Grim and Dim said...

As so often, Galloway has half a point. If I were out of work and about to lose my home, I should be very angry indeed at being told to enjoy life by millionaire atheists like Toynbee and Dawkins.

But when Galloway starts ranting on about "higher purpose" you can feel the Galloway arrogance shining through. George couldn't just be an ordinary human being - he must be serving a "higher purpose".

Still, it's not as bad as the time on his radio show when he tried to prove the existence of God from Pavarotti. God I can take, but Pavarotti ....!!


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