The British do have their little ways of slipping the knife in:
…the Richard Dawkins website offers followers the chance to join the ‘Reason Circle’, which, like Dante’s Hell, is arranged in concentric circles.
[I had originally written something kind of rude, here – but I wouldn’t do that to any other priest of any other religion that wasn’t actively trying to kill people, so why should I do that to Dawkins? It’s not like he’s violent.]
Do I even need to bother saying which one?
I’ve noticed that this happens a lot:
In a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of “the Old Testament” is “hideous” and “a monster”, and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character “in fiction”.
As you can see, Dawkins has no trouble attacking the Hebrew God in a most direct and uncompromising manner. No atheist wallflower he.
Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: “Well, um, the God of the Koran I don’t know so much about.”
Continue reading Richard Dawkins picks and chooses which religions to slam.
Good luck with that, fellas:
Richard Dawkins and Sean Faircloth are recruiting college students to photograph the homes of ministers as the two well-known atheist work to make a documentary they say they hope leads to the abolishment of tax exemptions for religious leaders in America.
Faircloth, author of “Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It,” encouraged hundreds of University of Colorado – Boulder students who attended his talk last week to photograph the homes of ministers and send them to him.
Then again, I suspect that Dawkins isn’t really an atheist. Nobody sane would spend this much time hating Something that they don’t actually believe really exists.
“The question asked me was, Should Martin Gaskell have been discriminated against for his religious beliefs? Given that the answer is, unfortunately from my perspective, clearly “no” – it would have been very useful if Gaskell had been a young-Earth creationist, rather than a person who just sees the hand of God in the Big Bang – I will instead ignore the actual conditions of the case and instead construct reducto ad absurdiam straw man arguments about how flat-earthers should not teach geography and ‘stork theory’ medical doctors should not teach medicine. Yes, I made up a pseudo-scientific movement that has no known adherents just to make a theological rebuttal.
“And if I ever read this summation – highly unlikely, to be sure – I will be quite put out at the suggestion that I am as guilty of faith-based thinking as are my putative opponents.”
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