Rod Dreher, editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News, brought more focus to Myers' hate mongering. Another 5 million people made aware of this sacrilege. Tons more e-mails and letters to UM will follow demanding for his dismissal.
"There's something about these new atheists, for whom P.Z. Myers is a folk hero, that's profoundly inhuman. "The ridicule is [their] goal; the contempt is the end; the sheer fun of sanctimony, self-righteousness and loathing are the purpose," writes a nonreligious blogger named Freddie (lhote.blogspot.com), distancing himself from the rancid preening of the Myers mob. "This is classic adversary philosophy: I think this thing is true because in its being true it debases you and elevates me."
Dr. Myers' university says he will not face sanction for his acts, even though he clearly has violated the university's code of conduct, which commits employees to "the highest ethical standards" and requires them to be "respectful, fair and civil" in dealing with others. Except, apparently, religious believers. What kind of fairness can Catholic or Muslim students in Dr. Myers' biology classes expect now?
If Dr. Myers had carried out a similar extreme act of contempt against homosexuals or racial minorities, for example, does anybody doubt that he'd be shown the door? And should have been. It's absolutely defensible to advocate for unpopular doctrines, especially within a university. But to engage in such shocking and unhinged acts of spite is to strike at the core of what makes a diverse community possible."