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  • Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His Abusive, Hurtful Words

    07/21/2017 7:30:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    While that website doesnt offer any reason for the cancellation, Jerry Coyne notes that people who had bought tickets received a more detailed email with this explanation: We regret to inform you that KPFA has canceled our event with Richard Dawkins. We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didnt know he had offended and hurt in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people. KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having...
  • Prayers for Atheist Richard Dawkins After His Stroke Sparked Outrage

    02/15/2016 12:47:31 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell
    The church, which is the worldwide head of the Anglican Communion, tweeted well-wishes for Dawkins, 74, and his family on Friday night, writing, “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family.” “The tweet was a prayer,” he wrote. “Nothing controversial in that.” Despite intending no ill will in sending the tweet, Arora said that a row quickly unfolded, with some claiming that the Church of England was “trolling” Dawkins over his illness. In the end, Arora said that the reactions made it apparent that there is profound confusion prayer. “What is clear in some of the responses is a misunderstanding of...
  • {Militant athiest} Richard Dawkins has stroke, forcing cancellation of tour

    02/11/2016 9:29:27 PM PST · by Cronos · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Calla Wahlquist
    Management for 74-year-old author of The God Delusion say he suffered ‘minor stroke’ in UK on Saturday but has already returned home from hospital But the health scare has caused him to postpone his tour, his management said in a message passed on to ticket holders on Friday. ...By Thursday he had recovered enough to use Twitter, plugging a book called God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, for which he had written the foreword. ..A steadfast critic of religion, who nevertheless recently criticised leading UK cinema chains for refusing to screen an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer, Dawkins...
  • Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity a Bulwark Against Something Worse

    01/12/2016 6:38:40 AM PST · by Shery · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world. “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings,” Dawkins said. “I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death.” In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical...
  • Why atheist Richard Dawkins says the Lord’s Prayer deserves to be on UK cinema screens

    11/23/2015 1:25:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | SCMP
    The Church of England has received unlikely backing from the biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins after the UK’s three leading cinema chains refused to screen its advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer. The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released on December 18, which would have guaranteed it a huge cinema audience in the run-up to Christmas. But the Odeon Cineworld and Vue chains, which control 80 per cent of screens around the country, have refused to allow it because of a policy not to allow political or religious advertising...The decision prompted an...
  • Richard Dawkins Compared Clock Boy to ISIS

    11/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 17 replies
    CNNV ^ | 11/25/15 | Tim Hume
    Eminent British scientist Richard Dawkins has sparked a firestorm of criticism on social media by comparing Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose school project was mistaken for a bomb, to a young ISIS killer. Dawkins, a leading voice in the atheist movement, was reacting to news that the Mohamed family was demanding $15 million in damages and an apology from city and school officials in Irving, Texas, over their treatment of the teen.
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • Dawkins: Islam is one of the great evils of the world

    02/14/2015 10:51:41 AM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    Dawkins: Islam is one of the great evils in the world February 9, 2011Acharya S/D.M. Murdock470 Comments Richard Dawkins (Photo: Cstreet/Christopher G. Street, Bransgore, Dorset, England, UK)Richard Dawkins says it outright. One wonders why so few other atheists are speaking out in the same way. Note that he does not hasten to qualify his comment by saying, Islamic extremism or radical Islam. Dawkins: Im reasonably optimistic in America and Europe. Im pessimistic about the Islamic world. I regard Islam as one of the great evils in the world, and I fear that we have a very difficult struggle there. Narrator:...
  • Richard Dawkins: "Theistic evolutionists are deluded"

    09/30/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Posted 9-30-14, excerpted earlier. | CMI staff running Dawkins video clip
    "Many people think that theistic evolution blends faith with scientific credibility, but these comments from Dawkins show that this compromise is even more ridiculed than biblical creationism, which is at least consistent. A powerful argument from a hostile witness."
  • 'I can't be sure God does not exist' Richard Dawkins admits he is in fact agnostic

    Professor Richard Dawkins dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist. The country's foremost champion of Darwinist evolution stunned audience members when he made the confession during a lively debate on the origins of the universe with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Professor Dawkins is a dedicated admirer of Charles Darwin, regarding the Victorian pioneer of evolution as the man who explained everything we know about life. But when Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams suggested that Professor Darwin is often described as the world's most famous atheist, the...
  • Richard Dawkins admits he is a 'cultural Anglican'

    09/12/2013 2:29:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/12/2013
    The evolutionary biologist was speaking before the launch of his new book which explains his passion for education and how he fears the profession has become dominated by a box ticking mentality. Prof Dawkins admitted he would consider going into a church, and would miss aesthetic elements such as church bells if they were gone. And he said he was grateful to Anglicanism which he claims has a benign tolerance - enabling people to enjoy its traditions without necessarily believing in them. He told the Spectator: I sort of suspect that many who profess Anglicanism probably dont believe any of...
  • Richard Dawkins Stirs Controversy for 'Mild Pedophilia' Remarks

    09/11/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 10, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    Richard Dawkins Stirs Controversy for 'Mild Pedophilia' Remarks By Michael Gryboski The Christian Post Notable atheist intellectual and author Richard Dawkins has stirred controversy for recent remarks in which he refused to condemn what he called "mild pedophilia" that took place during his childhood. In an interview with The Times last weekend, Dawkins said that while in school back in the 1950s one of his schoolmasters "pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts." Dawkins went on to claim that "I don't think he did any of us lasting harm" and that he could not condemn...
  • Prominent Liberal And Avowed Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Mild Pedophilia

    09/10/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2013 | Melissa Clouthier
    Richard Dawkins is sensitive to shifting mores regarding pedophilia: Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts, and that to condemn this mild touching up as sexual abuse today would somehow be unfair. I am very conscious that you cant condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we dont look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back...
  • Author and Oxford Lecturer Richard Dawkins Defends 'Mild Pedophilia'

    09/10/2013 6:44:15 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/2013 | Dan Riehl
    How much pedophilia is just enough, or perhaps a wee bit too much remains unclear in the opinion of Oxford lecturer and author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion Richard Dawkins. Dawkins described sexual abuse among former classmates as "mild touching up" that allegedly did no lasting harm. Child welfare experts responded to Dawkins remarks with outrage and concern over their effect on survivors of abuse.
  • For Richard Dawkins Muslim-Bashing is Different Than Christian-Bashing

    08/11/2013 9:23:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-12-13 | Michael L. Brown
    Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the worlds 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, lets 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...
  • Richard Dawkins Branded "Racist" Over Anti-Muslim Remarks

    08/09/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial atheist British professor Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage in a tweet he made deriding the lack of academic achievements by Muslims. On Thursday, the best-selling author of "The God Delusion," tweeted that: "All the worlds Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though. That post provoked a slew of outraged responses, including accusations of "racism," and "Islamophobia." Responding to the fierce criticism, Dawkins retorted in another tweet: "Muslims aren't a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews?...
  • Professor Richard Dawkins embroiled in Twitter row over Muslim comments

    08/08/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 73 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Alice Philipson
    Richard Dawkins has been forced to defend controversial comments he made online after saying the last time Muslims contributed something worthwhile was during the Middle Ages. Prof Dawkins, the bestselling author of The God Delusion, wrote on Twitter that all the world's Muslims had won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. He went on to argue that although Muslims were responsible for many achievements during the Dark Ages, including alchemy and algebra, their contribution since then was questionable. His comments sparked outrage from many high-profile writers and journalists including author Caitlin Moran and Channel 4 News Economics Editor Faisal...
  • Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

    07/02/2013 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 15 June 2013 | Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of U.K.
    Rabbis, priests, bishops in Britain I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: On the surface, hes profound, but deep down, hes superficial. That sentence has more than once come to mind when reading the new atheists. Future intellectual historians will look back with wonder at the strange phenomenon of seemingly intelligent secularists in the 21st century believing that if they could show that the first chapters of Genesis are not literally true, that the universe is more than 6,000 years old and there might be other explanations for rainbows than as a sign of Gods...
  • Intolerant Secularists

    05/14/2013 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 July 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    People like Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) , and Christopher Hitchens, who wrote God Is Not Great (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) , et al, when attacking religion, play on various ambiguities. They create ambiguities in their choice of terms and then these ambiguities are convenient for them. The first instance of ambiguity is the use of the term religion. It puts together all sorts of people and doctrines which may have very little in common. To give an analogy, the flat earth theory is undoubtedly a theory of physics. It says something...
  • Richard Dawkins Named 'World's Top Thinker' in Global Poll

    04/29/2013 11:42:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/29/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Famous atheist author Richard Dawkins has been named the world's top thinker in a global vote that counted 10,000 voices from over 100 countries."When Richard Dawkins, the Oxford evolutionary biologist, coined the term 'meme' in The Selfish Gene 37 years ago, he can't have anticipated its current popularity as a word to describe internet fads," said Prospect Magazine, which conducted the poll, in explaining the biologist professor's popularity."But this is only one of the ways in which he thrives as an intellectual in the internet age. He is also prolific on Twitter, with more than half a million followers – and...