That is funny post from you interested212., you were RANTING AGAINST these four guys and now you are saying
I'm ranting against the status given by people, not them themselves (necessarily-there are a lot of less famous people to choose, but I chose these guys because they are a good distraction)
1). I don't believe they are harmful or dangerous to society..
So what is the problem?? they are harmless
They are harmless, the fact that they are distraction isn't harmless.
2). I do believe they are A) novel B) relatively unimportant
Huh!? what novelty they have .. you are turning around lol.. if they are unimportant then you are wasting your time talking about them.. But you have to realize they are popular among educated crowd and their views appears to be FAR BETTER THAN WHAT YOU READ IN RELIGIOUS SCRIPTURES and what hear from religious preachers.
Religious scripture can be a problem, but not as big a problem as economics, politics etc.. The fanboys and fangirls help to divert attention away from the deadly serious issues.
2C) overrated (especially on forums like this)
Well may be., but I don't know., may be your comparison of a forum with them & their books/writings is INVALID..
Talk to me interested212
what is the bigger problem you have or the forum has or the forum members should focus., and tell me how did they distract you., you are the one who opened this thread ..lol.. So you are the one who is distracting the forum..
No, my main problem is with the attention people give to the problem of religion.....people like Hitchens, Dawkins etc make this worst.