The Centuries most overlooked story, and how it explains the rise of New Atheism.

Well, you’ll have to read this one for yourself. It has a 6 foot tall white rabbit, conspiracy, atheism, evil world leaders, and swearing in it. There just can’t be any better place to start a new Internet meme…. now get to reading, and keep that rabbit out of my politics!

We all know the story of President George. W. Bush implementing measures in 2001 which essentially ended U.S. Stem Cell research and put American medical science a decade behind the rest of the world for no other reason than his religion got in the way of the public good. Alone this is a standout example of why this thing called New Atheism (a vocal, rational rebuttal to unjustified religious interference in secular societies) exists, but there is a better, much lesser known Bush story which paints an even clearer picture, and to get there we must first go through this unlikely chap:

Meet Elwood P. Dowd; a softly spoken, gently mannered, entirely likeable man who had – he said – an invisible six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit friend named, Harvey. Granted, it’s an odd admission for a grown man but in forty-seven year old Elwood’s defence Harvey was in fact a Púca…

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