Brand on Dawkins

14 04 2011

This morning i enjoyed reading an article in the New Statesman by Russell Brand entitled ‘Why Richard Dawkins is the best argument for the existence of God.’

http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2011/04/richard-dawkins-br-god

Leaving aside the transcendental meditation stuff, it’s worth a read. It’s typical Brand: verbose, sesquipedalian, witty, not thoroughly watertight, but amusing nonetheless. Enjoy!

 

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14 04 2011
newsong40

Liam Thatcher: improving the nation’s vocabulary one ironic, six-syllable word at a time…!

14 04 2011
liamthatcher

It’s a great word. Though I’ve always been amused by a related word: Sesquipedalophobia which means the fear of long words. Nine syllables! Imagine the poor guy who goes to the Doctor only to be diagnosed with sesquipedalophobia – he’d freak out at the very term!

18 04 2011
newsong40

Indeed. It’s one of those cruel quirks of linguistics like the fact that ‘dyslexia’ is such a hard word to spell.

14 04 2011
Grace

I enjoyed the article and understood it. Had to look up your big word, though and I’m an English Teacher.

17 04 2011
liamthatcher

It’s the only word I know that’s over three syllables, and I’ve never had occasion to use it before! 😉

15 04 2011
Dan Rodger

Funny article, thanks for bringing that to light! Deffo would have missed my radar 😛

16 04 2011
Jez Bayes

Is it too late to squeeze RB into the Apologetics strand at Brighton?

(NB: Russell Brand …………………………………………………………………….. not Rob Bell!)

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