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For Richard Dawkins Muslim-Bashing is Different Than Christian-Bashing
Townhall ^ | 8-12-13 | Michael L. Brown

Posted on 08/11/2013 9:23:29 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the world’s most famous atheist, has risen to rock star status for his attacks on God and religion, in particular, his attacks on the God of the Bible. But when he recently criticized Muslims, he was in for a surprise.

Before looking at Dawkins’ rather mild criticism of Muslims, let’s remember the depth of his vitriol against Christians and the Bible, most of which has only enhanced Dawkins’ reputation.

In an April interview aired on the Qatar-based TV network Al Jazeera, Dawkins railed on the Catholic Church, saying that, as “Horrible as sexual abuse no doubt was [suffered by some children at the hands of deviant priests], the damage was arguably less than the long-term psychological damage inflicted by bringing the child up Catholic in the first place.”

Was Dawkins really serious? The interviewer, Mehdi Hasan asked: “You believe that being bought up as a Catholic is worse than being abused by a priest?”

Dawkins replied: “There are shades of being abused by a priest, and I quoted an example of a woman in America who wrote to me saying that when she was seven years old she was sexually abused by a priest in his car.

“At the same time a friend of hers, also seven, who was of a Protestant family, died, and she was told that because her friend was Protestant she had gone to Hell and will be roasting in Hell forever.

“She told me of those two abuses, she got over the physical abuse; it was yucky but she got over it. But the mental abuse of being told about Hell, she took years to get over.”

Did non-Christians take offense at these outrageous comments about Catholics and Protestants? Hardly. This was considered vintage Dawkins.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: brown; christianpersecution; dawkins; guncontrol; michaellbrown; mohammedanism; protestanism; richarddawkins; romancatholicism; secondamendment

1 posted on 08/11/2013 9:23:30 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Dawkins is full of gas. I respect a lot of atheists but he’s a blow-hard.

He also dodges debates with the leading apologists.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 9:28:51 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ReformationFan
 
 
Lots of folk here on FR, me included, were waiting for him to finally have an islam moment. Predictions were also made that he would botch it badly and try to back away. The first comment on the article at the link is real zinger.
 
 

4 posted on 08/11/2013 9:34:49 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: boycott

dawkins gets a BIG BANG out of making an ass of himself


5 posted on 08/11/2013 9:35:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: ReformationFan

What is he, a Professor of Atheism? Professor of Not Believing?


6 posted on 08/11/2013 9:36:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ReformationFan

After admitting to Ben Stein that he thought that earth may have been seeded by space aliens, it is hard to imagine anyone considering Dawkins as anything but a laughingstock. Bob


7 posted on 08/11/2013 9:38:20 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The atmosphere's too cold in here to attract a butterfly like that." Al Stewart)
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To: ReformationFan

Dawkins is jealous of Mohammed’s marriage to Aisha.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 9:39:31 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: bigbob

he Professes...Faith... in there being No God...but has no evidence to back up said profession...

so basically hes a Amateur


9 posted on 08/11/2013 9:39:40 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: ReformationFan
Does he still host the family feud?
10 posted on 08/11/2013 9:44:11 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: boycott

I respect no atheists....

The foundation of atheism/Marxism is that there is No God-—and there has never been any “Science” that can prove their claim-—yet, they say they don’t use “faith”. It is a Big Lie. The basis of their “worldview” —everything they “think” is based on a Big Lie and “faith” in no god.

They—as all Postmodernists/Leftists— are irrational (ideologues).

I love Dr. Berlinski on evolution-—— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puJnrZW6E14


11 posted on 08/11/2013 9:49:41 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ve seen him on TV, what a dolt. Professor of Trying to Prove a Negative...


12 posted on 08/11/2013 9:50:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Bullish

They made him stop after all the complaints from the women contestants he kept smootchin’.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 9:50:22 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: bigbob

I heard hm trying to debate an excellent Christian Apologist.....lil dickie fell flat on his face


14 posted on 08/11/2013 9:52:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: ReformationFan
Dawkins won't DARE criticize Islam for the rampant sexual abuse of young boys, girls and women - abuse that is sanctioned by Mohammad in the Koran - nor will he speak forcefully against the other equally as repulsive teachings of Islam. he only picks on Christians because he knows they won't but a bounty, or jihad, on his head. He's a COWARD!
15 posted on 08/11/2013 9:55:54 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: ReformationFan

He had Bob Filner disease.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 10:09:55 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: ReformationFan

“Atheists don’t believe in God. But the Devil does’’.- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


17 posted on 08/11/2013 10:11:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: bigbob

What is he, a Professor of Atheism? Professor of Not Believing?


More like a Professor of Self-Promotion. God doesn’t exist in his belligerent mind because when he looks in the mirror he only sees himself as a god-like intellectual. Forget the fact that humanity has been haggling over the existence of God since the beginning. Now that Dawkins is on the case we all just need to acknowledge his vast omnipotent mind and admit all other historical intellectuals who disagreed with him were obviously idiots. That is why he is the poster child for militant atheists and anti-religious secular humanists.


18 posted on 08/11/2013 10:54:05 PM PDT by Gen-X-Dad
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To: bigbob
Today? Emeritus. The Man is 72, after all. Before that, he was assistant professor of Zoology in Berkeley and Professor of Public Understanding of Science. Among other things (look it up).

Also, if anyone is interested, here's little elaboration on the twitter kerfuffle.
19 posted on 08/11/2013 11:25:05 PM PDT by MirrorField (Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
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To: ReformationFan

I wonder what actions one would have to take for him to consider it Dawkins bashing.


20 posted on 08/11/2013 11:44:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: alstewartfan

Dawkins resorted to the notion of space aliens when confronted with the lack of time required for the complexity of our earth.

The amazing part of the interview was when Dawkins not only postulated that earth may have been seeded by conjectured space aliens, but he stated flatly that THEY had evolved. So, even though he has not a shred of proof of their existence, they MUST have evolved. In that one assertion Dawkins proved irrevocably that his views on evolution are not based on fact, but are merely a religious belief.


21 posted on 08/12/2013 12:43:40 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: ReformationFan

Of course, Muslims and Dawkins both serve the same god.


22 posted on 08/12/2013 4:07:39 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: boycott

He sells books.

That is what his atheism is all about.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 4:23:46 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: ReformationFan

If someone has faith that 2+2=5, and you bully them until they have faith that 2+2=4, what have you achieved?

I prefer spending my efforts on people who understand that 2+2=4.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 4:49:28 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: MirrorField
Professor of Public Understanding of Science

LOL What the heck is this? A professor of propoganda?

25 posted on 08/14/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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