I didn’t mind him as a persona they’d drag out every few years for some publicity thing and being somebody who worked with the severely handicapped (cerebral palsy mostly) when I was in my early 20s, I always had high respect for the people around him and for his own fortitude for hanging in there long after most would’ve died.
I firmly believe his strong brain *is* keeping him going.
So that part of his story, I respect the hell out of.
But when he joined the New Atheist gang about 10 years ago, that’s when my respect crumbled away. Now you’re getting political. Bzzt. THEN he did this whole thing providing why-God-need-not-exist (some new style Steady State theory that’s mathematical) and I was like, WTF is this.
I’m agnostic but you’re gonna do the “math proves no God” thing?
Ugh. And the ahistorical stuff he… ok, I’ll stop there. *ugh* – yeah, I lost respect for him.