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  • Richard Dawkins: Hypocritical Leftists Give Muslim Extremists a Pass

    07/03/2017 8:06:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 20 replies
    Gospel Herald Society ^ | 7/3/17 | Leah Klett
    Famed atheist Richard Dawkins has said an article claiming "hypocritical leftists" are willing to give "Muslim extremists a pass" - but not Christians - is "sadly very true" and "utterly disgraceful." The evolutionary biologist recently took to Twitter to share a New York Post article titled "Hypocritical leftists willing to give Muslim extremists a pass." "OK, it's the NY Post," he tweeted. "But it happens to be true. Sadly, very true. And utterly disgraceful."
  • Richard Dawkins Mocks Idea that Terrorist Attacks Against Christians Have Nothing to Do With Islam

    04/06/2016 7:42:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 39 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 3/30/16 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has once again slammed the media for claiming that the atrocities carried out against Christians by Islamic extremists have "nothing to do with religion" following the attack that killed 70 Pakistani Christians, mostly women and children, on Easter Sunday in Lahore. On Tuesday, the 75-year-old "God Delusion" author took to Twitter to offer a brief commentary on the recent tragedy: "Pak bomb kills 72," he wrote, and quoted the perpetrators of the attack as stating, "We have carried out this attack to target Christians who were celebrating Easter." "Ah, nothing to do with religion, then," Dawkins...
  • {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...
  • Dawkins Calls Evil Good and Good Evil

    03/30/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Jeff Miller
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). Turning right and wrong upside down is a human habit that goes back thousands of years. Modern times are no different. Famous evolutionary biologist and professor of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins, recently showed his hand in a twitter conversation that has gained media attention. The British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster among many others in the United Kingdom, reported that a twitter user said to Dawkins, “I honestly don’t...
  • Richard Dawkins: Children need to be "protected" from religion

    02/25/2015 5:36:23 AM PST · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    Irish Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joe Humphreys
    Richard Dawkins: Children need to be ‘protected’ from religion ‘You have to write off those people’ who put the Bible ahead of science, author says Children need to be “protected” from religious indoctrination in schools, biologist and atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins has said, backing a campaign by Atheist Ireland to overhaul our education system.Speaking to The Irish Times in advance of a public talk at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday evening, Prof Dawkins said: “There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children and I think the balance has swung...
  • 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:...
  • Newsboys Co-Founder: I'm Now an Atheist, Richard Dawkins' Had an Influence

    01/30/2015 7:20:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites. George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmology-enthused atheist. "I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll,"...
  • Why Evil Disproves Atheism

    01/17/2015 6:20:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/17/2015 | Frank Turek
    As Islamists continue to kill innocents, they provide more fuel for the oft-made atheist claim that religion is evil. Atheist Richard Dawkins condemned the recent attacks in France by tweeting, "No, all religions are NOT equally violent. Some have never been violent, some gave it up centuries ago. One religion conspicuously didn't." Dawkins is right that some religions and religious people have consistently perpetrated evil. Atheists often use this fact to support atheism. However, the existence of evil turns out to be a bigger problem for atheists to explain than for theists. The kind of evil Dawkins and the rest...
  • Surprised by Joy: A response to Richard Dawkins on Having a Child with Down syndrome.

    08/23/2014 6:33:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2014 | By Matthew Hennessey
    Every once in a while people let their guard down and say what they really think. For Richard Dawkins, Wednesday was one of those days. In an extraordinary moment of public honesty, Dawkins, the British evolutionary biologist and militant atheist, wrote on Twitter that it would be immoral to bring [a child with Down syndrome] into the world if you have the choice. It was a statement that no doubt delighted the utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer, his friend and fellow traveler, who has advocated the killing of disabled infants on the grounds that they are not rational and self-conscious...
  • Sarah Palin responds to atheist Richard Dawkins re: Aborting Downs Syndrome babies

    08/21/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Sarah's facebook page ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. Dawkins, I'd let you meet my son if you promised to open your mind, your eyes, and your heart to a unique kind of absolute beauty. But, in my request for you to be tolerant, Id have to warn Trig he must be tolerant, too, because he may superficially look at you as kind of awkward. I'll make sure he's polite, though! Love, Sarah Palin & family
  • Richard Dawkins Doubles Down: Moral and Sensible Choice is to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

    08/21/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Richards Dawkins is doubling down on his controversial comments yesterday suggesting that parents of babies with Down Syndrome should abort them and try again. Today, Dawkins says aborting babies with Down syndrome is the moral and sensible choice. In a newly-released column responding to the firestorm of criticism Dawkins has faced, he doubles down on his claim that special needs babies should become victims of abortion. Description=Richard Dawkins Photograph: Jeremy Young 05-12-2006Dawkins starts his column complaining about how people on twitter discovered his tweets promoting abortion. Then, he launches into a new defense of his pro-abortion thesis. For what its...
  • Richard Dawkins: choosing NOT to abort baby with Down syndrome is immoral

    08/20/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Dustin Siggins
    In a bizarre rant on Twitter earlier today, atheist Richard Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be "immoral." The conversation started when Dawkins tweeted that "Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area." The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases. A Twitter user then asked Dawkins if "994 human beings with Down's Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012" was "civilised." Dawkins replied "yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings." Apparently I'm...
  • A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control

    07/09/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Richard Dawkins Foundation ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gwen Kinkead
    The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life. Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next...
  • Angelina Jolie takes Richard Dawkins to task for saying we shouldn't teach children about Santa

    06/06/2014 5:49:10 PM PDT · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-6-14 | Sam Creighton
    As sparring partners go, a Hollywood actress and an evolutionary biologist would not appear to be a natural fit. However, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, 39, and controversial scientist Professor Richard Dawkins, 73, have found themselves inadvertently at loggerheads over whether children should be allowed to read fairytales. Miss Jolie, who plays an evil fairy godmother in her latest film Maleficent a spin on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty said fairytales play an important role in how she raises her six children, using a little magic to impart important moral lessons. The other day, one of the kids lost...
  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • '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...
  • Bin Laden won: Atheist/academic Richard Dawkins in airport security Twitter row over jar of honey

    11/03/2013 5:04:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 November 2013 | Rob Williams
    World famous English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and unrelenting critic of religion and the religious, Richard Dawkins, has turned his anger on airport security rules after he had a jar of honey confiscated. Dawkins, who is no stranger to Twitter controversy following alleged anti-Muslim comments he made back in August, declared on the micro-blogging site that Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day after security took away his jar of honey.