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Observer columnist says Popeís visit reduced Dawkins to Ďa rambling and wild-eyed madmaní
Protect the Pope ^ | 1/2/2010

Posted on 01/02/2011 3:43:53 PM PST by markomalley

Kevin McKenna’s  review of 2010 in The Observer newspaper includes his assessment of Richard Dawkins behaviour during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK:

‘ The Pope’s visit was great but tinged with sadness because it reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man. I trust someone is giving the scientist his soup and caramelised biscuits as he recuperates. I even hear of a Richard Dawkins care fund. Could someone forward me the address?’

Protect the Pope comment: Couldn’t agree more! It was a relief that the BBC cut away from their coverage of the anti-Catholic jamboree, Protest the Pope, just as Prof. Dawkins was about to froth at the mouth, to show Pope Benedict leaving the Papal Nuncio’s residence to travel to the residential care home. Sadly, video of Dawkins making an embarrassment of himself spread around the web like a virus.  It is sad to see a man of obvious intellect reduced to this gibbering rant of hate.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/02/kevin-mckenna-look-back-at-year


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: antitheism; atheism; benedictxvi; bxvi; christophobia; dawkins; misotheism
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1 posted on 01/02/2011 3:43:55 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Dawkins should stay in his philosophical space.

When he leaves science he just makes scientists look bad.


2 posted on 01/02/2011 3:46:53 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: markomalley

When Dawkins goes on a public rant against Islam then I will have at least some respect for him. Attacking Christians is easy, they won’t kill or maim you for it, or your family and pets.


3 posted on 01/02/2011 3:56:54 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: markomalley
Could someone forward me the address?’

I'd like it too. I'll send a valentine from "Mrs. Garrison".

4 posted on 01/02/2011 3:59:07 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: HerrBlucher
When Dawkins goes on a public rant against Islam then I will have at least some respect for him.

Richard Dawkins - Islam is a "Great Evil"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYus6TiGEE

5 posted on 01/02/2011 4:03:40 PM PST by Abin Sur
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To: markomalley

Begging the question of whether it was a pre-existing condition.


6 posted on 01/02/2011 4:04:49 PM PST by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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To: markomalley

Can’t say I am that surprised.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 4:10:31 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: markomalley

Barry Young, our local morning talk-show guy says when he sees the atheist hospitals, schools, care homes, etc. then he will have respect for atheists.

One time a dorky caller asked, “We need abortion clinics! Christians are hypocrites - they never help pregnant girls!”

Barry interrupted him and asked if he had the yellow pages, and the guy went to find it. When he got back, Barry asked him, “What’s the first listing in the book, just ahead of Abortion Providers?”

The caller literally would not or could not read the heading for Abortion Alternatives. He finally hung up without answering the question.

I’ll be forever grateful to Mr. Young for that revelation.

As a bonus, Barry Young will be emceeing Governor Jan Brewer’s second inauguration gala this week!

By the way, be in prayer for our Egyptian Christian brothers and sisters. May their martyred loved ones be with our beloved Savior today.


8 posted on 01/02/2011 4:13:01 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: Abin Sur

Thats nice and something anyway, but a rally such as he held when the Pope arrived, conveying equal vitriol towards Islam is what I had in mind.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 4:14:10 PM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: HerrBlucher
"When Dawkins goes on a public rant against Islam "

Leftists never will carry on about ISLAM for 2 reasons:

1. Radical Islamofacist Muslims will kill you while Christians won't.

2. The left has too much in common with Radical Islam in that they both hate the western world and all of its symbols such as Christianity and Limited Constitutional Government.

Dawkins is just Michael Moore, Bill Mayer and Rosie O'Donnell with a PHD!!!

10 posted on 01/02/2011 4:14:16 PM PST by wmileo
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To: markomalley

If he was such a great biologist, why didn’t we ever hear about him until he became a proselytizing “atheist”?


11 posted on 01/02/2011 4:14:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: wmileo
Dawkins is possessed. His demon(s) already know who's behind Islam ~ that's why he can tell you with a straight face that it's evil.

The only question here is whether the Pope should have called in an exorcism squad or just left this guy alone.

There's probably some reason he has demons, and it's not nice. He could well be deserving.

12 posted on 01/02/2011 4:18:39 PM PST by muawiyah (Hey,)
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To: freedumb2003

Dawkins may be a good lab technician, but it is utterly beyond me what his appeal as some sort of “philosopher” could possibly be.

A sadly shallow man, driven by dark demons of anger (metaphorically, of course.....,then again.....)


13 posted on 01/02/2011 4:21:08 PM PST by cookcounty (Why does Obama HATE the Honduran Constitution?)
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To: markomalley

Ohh boy. Wait until Hawkins meets the Pope’s Boss.


14 posted on 01/02/2011 4:24:32 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: markomalley
reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man.

Which proves Dawkins is possessed by a demon.

15 posted on 01/02/2011 4:26:16 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

16 posted on 01/02/2011 4:29:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s Richard DAWSON.


17 posted on 01/02/2011 4:37:53 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: dragonblustar
Which proves Dawkins is possessed by a demon.

Wouldn't it be better to attribute what the man says to his own philosophy and mindset rather than invoke the supernatural to explain it?

18 posted on 01/02/2011 4:48:05 PM PST by Abin Sur
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To: markomalley

Thanks for the link, every once in awhile the British press has an article that gives me a good laugh. Love them or hate them, they have a way with words.


19 posted on 01/02/2011 5:19:19 PM PST by Triton42
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To: Abin Sur

Like “aliens seeded the earth”? The guy is a nut and irrational, yet he is so deluded he projects his irrational beliefs on others.

Atheism is more irrational than Christianity....Way more. The fact that all his science can not prove there is no God is hilarious. So he “believes” there is no God without scientific proof. And with more intellectual discovery, we see such intricate design in even the tiniest cell, yet he believes an “accident” can design something so perfect and ordered. LOL.

To think something can come from nothing is bizarre, especially in our scientific world. To disregard the metaphysical and actually “believe” man can “know” everything is the height of all arrogance. Atheists are some of the most illogical people on earth where natural law means nothing.


20 posted on 01/02/2011 5:19:47 PM PST by savagesusie
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