Skip to comments.Professor Richard Dawkins Wants to Convert Islamic World to Evolution
Posted on 08/22/2009 10:05:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The author of The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene, whose new book, The Greatest Show on Earth, is serialised in The Times next week, has topped bestseller lists all over the world but never in a predominantly Muslim country.
None of Professor Dawkins books, on evolution as well as religion, has ever been translated into Arabic, and his work has been heavily censored in Turkey. In an interview with The Times, he said that popularising evolution in the Islamic world, where creationist beliefs are strong, was a challenge he is keen to take up. To be a bestseller in a Muslim country would be a personal triumph, he said.
I would like to see my books translated into Arabic. They havent been. They are all translated into Hebrew. Persian, Im not sure. My books are translated into Turkish and they regularly get censored and suppressed.
The experience of my Turkish publisher of The God Delusion was that he was threatened with arrest for blasphemy. He may even have been arrested, and my website has been banned in Turkey. I feel amused really. Theres something to be said for being suppressed, it makes people want to read you.
While most non-fundamentalist Christian traditions have largely accepted evolution, Islam was still much more hostile, he said. Its the fact that Islam teaches the Koran is the literal word of God, unlike most Christian sects, which say the Bible is largely symbolic. That could well be the cause.
Professor Dawkins added that Islamic influence is the likely explanation for the growing popularity of creationist beliefs in Britain, where a recent poll found that 30 per cent of teenagers accept the rebranded idea of intelligent design.
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Pray for poor Dick. He’s suicidal.
That'll solve the extremist, radical Islam problem, for sure.
I applaud his efforts, anything in order to get islam to be debunked is good. I think he’s likely to end up dead for trying it though, unlike his attempts to do the same to any other religion.
Yeah, good luck with that.
We can’t even convince them that Allah doesn’t want them lopping off people’s heads, and you want them to become atheists...
Move to the Middle East, Professor, where it will be easier to get your message out
I dare you
He can try. Tell him that he will have more success with them if he will indicate to them that he is Jewish.
Does this man have a death wish?
there is a lot to be said, Dick, about moving slowly with slow witted people.
I can't get the song "Heads are going to roll" by Judas priest out of my head thinking about the outcome.
"It seems obvious to us today that it's a poor survival strategy to incite hatred by challenging the beliefs of a violent group of radicals who strap bombs on children to defend their religion against outsiders, as Richard Dawkins found out in his final moments on earth..."
Evidence of how out of touch with reality the liberal atheistic mind can be. Dawkins mentally lives in a fantasy land.
I think this is great! He should fly immediately, if not sooner, to Saudi Arabia and begin preaching his religion to them. Does he need help with funding?
We are expected to learn about Islam but "American" Muslim organizations have no responsibility to learn about our social contract, our inalienable rights, our Constitution and Bill of Rights (except to the extend that they can be used to push Islam), our heritage, our customs, our laws .. nothing. Not a damn thing.
This is going to break one day. You can't get away for long with yanking on a junk yard dog's chain day after day.
Yes, the HUMANISTS, that don't realize they are humanists compromise on evolution. The dopes don't realize that to accept evolution REQUIRES, yes REQUIRES the accepting of the evolutinionsit premise that THERE IS NO GOD.
This is one Creationist that will NEVER accept evolution. Evolution is a Sci-fi fairy tale. Islam is also a Creationist religion. Even Islam knows evolution is not possible.
Here's what the dope has to say about God:
The God Delusion is a 2006 bestselling non-fiction book by British biologist Richard Dawkins, professorial fellow of New College, Oxford, and inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which he defines as a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence.
He is sympathetic to Robert Pirsig's observation in Lila that "when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion." ...
Dawkins had long wanted to write a book openly criticising religion, but his publisher had advised against it. By the year 2006, his publisher had warmed to the idea. Dawkins attributes this change of mind to "four years of Bush".
(Yeah, he doesn't want to wake up those Humanists that really want to believe they are Christians.)
... According to the Amazon.co.uk website, the book led to a 50% growth in their sales of books on religion and spirituality (including anti-religious books such as The God Delusion and God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) and a 120% increase in the sales of the Bible.
(Yes, the Bible is still the most popular book despite these egotisical despots.)
The God Delusion is not just a defence of atheism, but also goes on the offensive against religion. Dawkins sees religion as subverting science, fostering fanaticism, encouraging bigotry against homosexuals, and influencing society in other negative ways.
He is most outraged about the indoctrination of children. He equates the religious indoctrination of children by parents and teachers in faith schools to a form of mental abuse. Dawkins considers the labels "Muslim child" or a "Catholic child" equally misapplied as the descriptions "Marxist child" or a "Tory child", as he wonders how a young child can be considered developed enough to have such independent views on the cosmos and humanity's place within it.
How anyone that is rational can deny God created all because of His incredible Intelligent Design is a major fool. Pss.110:1  The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Rom.1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: I don't beleive I will be spending eternity with Dawkins UNLES he wises up and accepts Christ.
Move to the Middle East, Professor, where it will be easier to get your message out
I dare you
Godless liberals are cowards.
He wouldn’t dare do that.
He should try — he’ll quickly meet his Waterloo.
No, it’s not the same thing, but given Dawkins atheist bus campaign, you don’t think that’s the goal?
“He should try hell quickly meet his Waterloo.”
I hope he does try!
Maybe he’ll wake up some confused “Christians”.
I hope Dawkins goes all out and bashes “religion” and God.
People need to see this cretin for what he is and try to rationalize how they can believe him and reject God at the same time.
My big question for Richard Dawkins is simply WHY???? WHY do you feel so inclined to promote your atheist viewpoint? WHY is it important, when everything is just a random assortment of molecules bouncing here and there? What is wrong with hating gays? What is wrong with killing? Adultery? Religious bigotry? Because if you are truly an atheist, then you should have absolutely no qualms about anything that happens in this world. As long as you are taking care of #1, then nothing, NOTHING else matters. I suspect that Dawkins isn’t as much an atheist as he would like you and I to believe; otherwise, he simply would not CARE so much.
Arabic has way fewer articles than Catalan or Esperanto.
One gets the feeling the 280 million Arabic speakers just ain't into learnin' and communicatin' outside their own sphere.
I suggest he takes-up residence immediately.
You speak as if the two are mutually exclusive. Just "rebrand" it population control, and lop away with tacit approval.
Point out an atheist who is not an evolutionist, then.
“The dopes don’t realize that to accept evolution REQUIRES, yes REQUIRES the accepting of the evolutinionsit premise that THERE IS NO GOD.”
—Actually, many, perhaps most, evolutionists do believe in God. Including many of the leading Darwinist scientists: Francis Collins, Kenneth Miller, Keith Miller, etc.
Professor Richard Dawkins Wants to Convert Islamic World to Evolution
Why don’t you try to institute Women’s rights, and gay marriage while you’re at it dumb a$$!
Actually, many, perhaps most, evolutionists do believe in God. Including many of the leading Darwinist scientists: Francis Collins, Kenneth Miller, Keith Miller, etc.
Yes, they claim to believe in Him but don't realize that they DENY Him in believing in evolution. When belief is compromised it is no longer truth - clever huh? The entire premise of ALL evolution is that there is no God. The Bible is clear that it didn't take millions of years and dinosaurs existed when man was created.
 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
is hardly describing a Rhino or an elephant!
There are other verses as well. The Hebrew bears out the seven, 24 hour days of Creation. Ah, ignorance will get them all the time. It matters not to me how many wish to be ignorant or compromise truth. “Numbers” don't make it truth. Hitler is right, when you tell a lie often enough people will believe you. I point to Obama’s election as another example of how ignorance and the truth about Obama was denied. Sure there is voters remorse, NOW just as their will be believers remorse when they can no longer deny the truth about Creation. I pray that they wake up before their eternity is determined.
 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Yes, many prefer to transform and conform to the world. It's easy to do that.
Prophecy is happening right before our eyes. I'd bet any of those you mention wouldn't have a clue on sound doctrine.
 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Itching ears is more the norm. The Christian church has let it's followers down in more situations than not. Homosexuals are often part of the clergy. You are vilified if you are a genuine Christian. God isn't fooled. It is all working together - imorality, evolution etc. to bring about:
 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
What is going on out there is merely a delusion to distract you from Him. I'm betting my eternal life on it. The evidence of Him is all around us. Even in caves we see drawings that show dinosaurs existed with man. In fact, the intelligence of older man is still soemthing to be in awe of. Take the pyramids and artifacts they find ... they can’ t explain the intellectual sophistication. A worldwide flood - no problem. Shells found in the desert. The Grand Canyon ... no problem with Creation. The dating methods they use are laughable. They ASSUME a constant consistent weather - which any moron knows is not true.
Anyway, people will believe what they want to believe however denying His truth is most unwise for their eternity. So, no, I am not impressed with who you name. You can name as many deniers as you like and I will remain unimpressed.
 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
I will with humbleness accept His teachings and objective science that actually supports Him. Others can believe whatever they want ... .
turn it around....your logic is flawed.
the question should read:
Point out an evolutionist who is not an atheist , then.
Lots of us, including millions of Roman Catholics
Good idea. Start by traveling to Iran.
There is no logical flaw in my request.
All atheists are evolutionists. All Catholics should be evolutionists, if church positions on the matter are authoritative for all Catholics, and I understand them to be.
Logically, it stands to reason that some self-identified Catholics are in fact atheist as well, illogical as such belief would apparently be.
Cultural Catholicism explains the phenomenon. The Bible has nothing to do with belief in evolution, or belief in no god.
To be fair, there are plenty of mainline Protestants who are in the same, irrational position. But, it’s entirely by choice, not by dictat.
To quote Sponge Bob = “Well, good luck with that!”
Dawkins is as much of a fanatic as anyone he name-calls.
He is a typical loony liberal out there pushing his own set of morality, a morality that is merely vapor based upon vapor, that is, he has no foundation.
It’s almost always a combination of insecurity and immorality.
Drawing attention to one’s self while engaging in/or rationalizing immorality
Funny that none of the Evangelicals who are telling him to move to the Middle East have done so themselves to spread the Word of God.
No it isn’t
The issue is pushing the theory of evolution on Islamics, not trying to save their souls. Your bitterness is leaking, bob.
And just how is it that you know that, n00b?
Oh yes they have.
It's unfortunate that you fail to acknowledge them and disrespect them with your ignorant and disgusting comments.
the Catholic Church defers to science to discover the evolution of the universe, the world, creatures, and people, andf all things scientific...the Church concerns themselves with the Soul.
Clearly he doesn't have a clue about Christians or Christianity with such idiotic comments.
Ain’t bitter just trying to point out ain’t nobody converting the muslims including christians hindus-budda or what ever