[Updated below, for the sake of vacuous cementheads like commenter "fergusrush."]
[Whoa ... apparently, we've just been infested with a pile of "crooks and liars." And to think this was such a nice neighbourhood. :-)]
Neo-con hero Dinesh D'Souza certainly knows the audience for whom he's writing:
... Consider [Christopher] Hitchens’ discussion of one of the classic Christian proofs for the existence of God. Hitchens takes up Anselm’s so-called ontological argument, and he makes short work of it. Basically Anselm argues that God is, by definition, a being than which no greater can be conceived. But if God is such a being, he must exist. Why? Because if it didn’t, then he would be a being than which a greater could be conceived.
Anselm’s argument seems like a theological rabbit pulled from a rhetorical top hat. Yet when you ponder the logic. it is surprisingly strong.
And, yes, this really is what passes for deep thought in the wankersphere. Is it too early to start drinking heavily?
MY, ONE DOES GET COMMENTS. And right on cue, regular commenter and defiler of all things logical "fergusrush" reads this snippet from Dr. Dawg:
Atheists surely do not have to define what it is they don't believe in. Good grief!
to which the ferg blows a gasket and descends into logical absurdity thusly:
No, dawg, of course not!! Heaven forbid they should have an idea of what it is they are strenuously denying the existence of.
Dr. Dawg is, of course, entirely correct, since when someone professes to be an atheist, one is simply stating a lack of belief in a particular supernatural deity, nothing more. Said deity does not have to be completely defined and, in fact, a poorly-defined deity makes said lack of belief even more logical and defensible.
I'm guessing poor fergie simply has no clue what the word "atheism" actually means, so I'll be happy to help him out. After which I would hope that ferg would understand the insipid lack of sense in describing an atheist as someone who is "strenuously denying the existence" of anything. But having read enough of ferg's contributions to this site, I am decidedly not optimistic.
BONUS TRACK: With all due respect, here's what you can do with your "perfect" God.