“The question asked me was, Should Martin Gaskell have been discriminated against for his religious beliefs? Given that the answer is, unfortunately from my perspective, clearly “no” – it would have been very useful if Gaskell had been a young-Earth creationist, rather than a person who just sees the hand of God in the Big Bang – I will instead ignore the actual conditions of the case and instead construct reducto ad absurdiam straw man arguments about how flat-earthers should not teach geography and ‘stork theory’ medical doctors should not teach medicine. Yes, I made up a pseudo-scientific movement that has no known adherents just to make a theological rebuttal.
“And if I ever read this summation – highly unlikely, to be sure – I will be quite put out at the suggestion that I am as guilty of faith-based thinking as are my putative opponents.”
PS: Shorter Moe Lane: No, Martin Gaskell should not have been discriminated against because of his religious beliefs. See how easy that is, Dawkins? ‘Course, then all the cool* kids would have been ticked at you for standing up for the Christian. At this stage of your life and career, I imagine that rocking the boat like that would be a bit of an issue…
*For given values of ‘cool.’