Hargreaves argument, though, is pretty poorly written. Essentially it runs as follows:
- It is an act of supreme tolerance to watch a bus pass his office window and not react (beyond writing a terrible article about it a month later);
- Atheists responding to Christian advertising is a foolish waste of money. Christians responding to atheist advertising is a really good idea;
- Atheists are a minority group amongst mankind, which makes their advert silly. We'll ignore the fact that Christians are a minority group in the world as well, though, because at least they're not atheists;
- The atheists are inadvertently responsible for this Christian party ad campaign, because had it not been for them, they'd never have thought to advertise their party in the run up to the European Elections.
In fairness, that last point is less a problem with foolish arguments and more with an admission that the CP is completely clueless. I thought I'd best point it out anyway. Thank God for idiots.