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  • 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, I’d 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 it’s...
  • 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. …
  • Richard Dawkins Talks Religion, Science, and Why He Thinks Obama’s an Atheist with Bill Maher

    10/26/2013 3:57:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/25/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Oxford professor and celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins joined Bill Maher Friday night to talk about his personal evolution from theism to atheism, why a scientific view of the universe does not entail a series of random events, and which public figures he believes are secretly atheists.Maher and Dawkins agreed that people like them are often called “militant” atheists, when, in fact, the real problem people have with them is their “clarity” and how steadfast they are on these issues. Dawkins acknowledged he used to be religious, adding, “When I became a man I put away childish things.”Dawkins dispelled some truly...
  • Nobel-Winning Physicist Rebukes Atheist Extremists

    10/13/2013 11:40:21 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 18 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 13, 2013 | JP
    The atheist community hailed last year’s scientific confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson, for which the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs was co-recipient this past week of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Higgs had theorized, all the way back in 1964, that there must be something that gives subatomic particles their mass, which enables them to form atoms, which, in turn, form molecules, all of which is integral to creation as we know it. That something turned out to be the Higgs boson. And its discovery, declared Dan Barker, co-president of the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation, an...
  • 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 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...
  • Islamic "Science" and Other Nonsense

    08/08/2013 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The video that you can see by clicking on the link just below this post title is that of a BBC lynch mob against Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League, during the programme called - a misnomer - FreeSpeech on BBC3. It is not free speech if you verbally abuse and even incite to murder someone for exercising his right to free speech, as it happens in this "debate". Interestingly, the comments to the video on YouTube reveal how the audience was cherry-picked by the BBC to fit its political bent and in no way represents the British general...
  • 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...
  • 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 world’s 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?...
  • 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...
  • Forcing a religion on your children is as bad as child abuse, says atheist professor Richard Dawkins

    04/22/2013 4:38:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/2013 | Rob Cooper
    Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed that forcing a religion on children without questioning its merits is as bad as 'child abuse'. In typically incendiary style, the leading atheist said he was against the 'indoctrination of religion' and teaching it as fact. The evolutionary scientist and Emeritus Fellow at Oxford University, speaking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival yesterday, was repeating claims he made last year which were roundly condemned by charities and politicians. Professor Dawkins said at the festival that children should be taught religion but scorn should be poured on its claims. 'What a child should be taught is...
  • Christian Apologist 'Eastwooding' After Richard Dawkins Refuses Debate (On the Existence of God)

    10/09/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2012 | By Michael Gryboski
    A video of a Californian Christian apologist who "Eastwooded" atheist author Richard Dawkins in response to Dawkins' refusal to debate him over the existence of God will soon be posted to YouTube. The video features Dr. William Lane Craig, a research professor of Philosophy and the New Testament at the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, delivering remarks at Contending with Christianity's Critics Conference held at Watermark Community Church in Dallas on Sept. 29. During his remarks, Craig places an empty chair opposite his podium and has a dialogue with it, a la Clint Eastwood's much talked about speech...
  • Richard Dawkins in debate with Archbishop of Sydney George Pell

    04/10/2012 12:57:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10 April 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Atheist Richard Dawkins is in Australia this week for the Global Atheist Convention which started in Melbourne on Good Friday, and on Monday night the academic faced up against Archbishop of Sydney George Pell, the highest ranked clergyman in Australia, in a televised debate on faith and religion. Pell, the Australian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, who has served in his position since 2001, took on Dawkins in a Q&A session hosted by ABC TV. Journalist Tony Jones moderated the debate, which he predicted would be an intense encounter between the two prominent figures. ''This is a...
  • Richard Dawkins, the Atheist Who Isn't, but the Episcopal Bishop Who Might Be

    03/02/2012 1:10:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2012 | Wallace Henry
    Just as the atheist Richard Dawkins discloses he doubts God's non-existence, Richard Holloway, Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, asserts his doubt in the Deity's existence. The atheist and the bishop have wound up at the same place. In the case of the world's most outspoken non-believer, the step is progression, but in the case of the leader in the Scottish Episcopal Church, the step is regression. "I can't be sure God does not exist," said Dawkins, crusader against belief in God, during a debate with the Archbishop of Canterbury February 24. The next day Holloway was quoted as saying he can't...
  • Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist (Is world's foremost atheist an agnostic now?)

    02/24/2012 10:12:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Bingham
    He is regarded as the most famous atheist in the world but last night Professor Richard Dawkins admitted he could not be sure that God does not exist. He told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, that he preferred to call himself an agnostic rather than an atheist. The two men were taking part in a public “dialogue” at Oxford University at the end of a week which has seen bitter debate about the role of religion in public life in Britain. Last week Baroness Warsi, the Tory party chairman, warned of a tide of “militant secularism” challenging the...
  • Even Richard Dawkins is Right Sometimes (Is the Biblical story of Adam and Eve a myth?)

    11/29/2011 12:32:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 417 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 11/28/2011 | Paul Wallace
    For the last several months there has been a flurry of discussion—mostly online, of course—about the impossibility of a literal Adam & Eve (see, e.g., here and here and here). This ruling-out has been accomplished recently by the Human Genome Project, which indicates that anatomically modern humans emerged from primate ancestors about 100,000 years ago, from a population of something like 10,000. In short, science has confirmed what many of us already knew: there was not a literal first couple. So what else can we learn from this story? Plenty, it turns out. Peter Enns, a biblical scholar who blogs...
  • Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to `come out’

    11/26/2011 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/26/2011 | Kimberly Winston
    The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room—a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes—piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts. “Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be...
  • Christian Apologist Responds to Atheist Richard Dawkins Old Testament 'Genocide' Claim

    10/28/2011 9:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2011 | By Justin L. Ayoub
    Christian apologist William Craig has offered a response to atheist intellectual Richard Dawkins who called him "a deplorable apologist for genocide" in his column last week. In a speech at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University on Tuesday, Craig responded to Dawkins' allegations during the question and answer session. “There was no racial war here, no command to kill them all,” he said, alluding to extermination of the Canaanites in the Old Testament, “the command was to drive them out.” He then said: “I would say that God has the right to give and take life as He sees fit....
  • Richard Dawkins: Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig (He's an apologist for genocide)

    10/21/2011 1:25:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/20/2011 | Richard Dawkins
    Don't feel embarrassed if you've never heard of William Lane Craig. He parades himself as a philosopher, but none of the professors of philosophy whom I consulted had heard his name either. Perhaps he is a "theologian". For some years now, Craig has been increasingly importunate in his efforts to cajole, harass or defame me into a debate with him. I have consistently refused, in the spirit, if not the letter, of a famous retort by the then president of the Royal Society: "That would look great on your CV, not so good on mine". Craig's latest stalking foray has...
  • The Magic of Reality

    10/02/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Eva · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 30, 2011 | Review by Neville Hawcock
    “Give me the child,” the Jesuit maxim is supposed to have run, “and I will give you the man”. But not if Richard Dawkins gets there first. The arch-atheist’s new book, The Magic of Reality, is designed to inoculate tender minds once and for all against the supernatural and its apologists. Actually, not just tender minds. While it’s aimed at children of 10 and up, the text is persuasive whatever one’s age. After all, Dawkins is a populariser as well as a proselytiser; his argument, beautifully complemented here by Dave McKean’s copious illustrations, has wonderful clarity.
  • Rebecca Watson: "Stop Sexualizing Me!"

    07/10/2011 2:35:05 PM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    The Other McCain (conservative blog) ^ | July 7, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    This was originally going to be titled, “Agreeing With Richard Dawkins,” because one of the world’s most notorious Darwinists has offended feminists by telling them that there are worse things than being propositioned in a hotel elevator. But then I saw the video in which the atheist chick at the epicenter of this controversy made the complaint that prompted Dawkins’ rebuke and said, “Oh, hell.” This gets funny, so keep reading. Hat-tip to Ann Althouse, and thanks to commenter Joe for pointing it out.
  • Richard Dawkins: Atheist Stranded in a World of Purpose

    04/18/2011 7:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2011 | Miguel A. Guanipa
    Fifty years ago, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave a speech at an antireligious rally, where he declared that the celebrated cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had confided to him that while in space, he had peered into the infinite distance before him, but could find no traces of God.  Someone in the audience is alleged to have murmured then that if he had removed his helmet, the proud space traveler would have instantly secured a personal audience with the one whose creation he so carefully surveyed in hopes of finding. This amusing story illustrates the doleful plight of the itinerant Atheist,...
  • Atheist vs. Atheist – Richard Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

    10/25/2010 2:42:43 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 25, 2010 AD | Mariano
    …Josh Timonen was one of a small coterie of young proteges around Richard Dawkins, sharing his boss's zealous atheism. But now he and the evolutionary theorist have fallen out spectacularly… Dawkins…had a lot of respect and affection for Josh Timonen in the past and is very disappointed that it has come to a point where their relationship has severed on this basis….the foundation was "heartbroken"… But why the heartbreak? Richard Dawkins claims an employee of his Foundation for Reason and Science embezzled $375,000 from the online store he ran for Dawkins' charity, by claiming it made only $30,000 in 3...
  • Atheist vs. Atheist – Richard Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

    10/25/2010 2:42:46 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 25, 2010 AD | Mariano
    …Josh Timonen was one of a small coterie of young proteges around Richard Dawkins, sharing his boss's zealous atheism. But now he and the evolutionary theorist have fallen out spectacularly… Dawkins…had a lot of respect and affection for Josh Timonen in the past and is very disappointed that it has come to a point where their relationship has severed on this basis….the foundation was "heartbroken"… But why the heartbreak? Richard Dawkins claims an employee of his Foundation for Reason and Science embezzled $375,000 from the online store he ran for Dawkins' charity, by claiming it made only $30,000 in 3...
  • Conservapedia spanks Richard Dawkins

    09/22/2010 5:52:04 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Conservapedia ^ | 2010 AD | Conservative
    [Conservapedia reports] Message to—atheist and evolutionist—Richard Dawkins: The Conservapedia web page Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian has received over 6,500 views in approximately 30 days and is featured in Conservapedia's Richard Dawkins article. Dr. Dawkins, thank you for giving Conservapedia so much material that supports the notion that the leading spokesmen of evolutionary "science" and atheism are incompetents and charlatans!
  • Crusade against the pope: an Inquisition-in-Reverse

    09/18/2010 4:11:39 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    Spiked ^ | Thursday 16 September 2010 | Frank Furedi
    The campaigners against the pope’s visit have more in common with the fanatical Inquisitors of old than with Enlightened liberal humanists. Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain, which starts today, has provided much of the British cultural elite with a figure that it is okay to hate. Indeed, anti-Catholic prejudice is one of the main themes of today’s increasingly conformist imagination. It has reached a level where anyone who doesn’t possess a strong feeling of animosity towards the pope and his visit is viewed as a hopeless apologist for the abusive authority of theocratic despots. The current display of anti-papal...
  • Ben Stein Exposes Richard Dawkins (Dawkins admits possibility of ID, Just Not God).

    04/21/2008 7:23:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 691 replies · 1,090+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 21, 2008 | Dinesh D'Souza
    In Ben Stein's new film "Expelled," there is a great scene where Richard Dawkins is going on about how evolution explains everything. This is part of Dawkins' grand claim, which echoes through several of his books, that evolution by itself has refuted the argument from design. The argument from design hold that the design of the universe and of life are most likely the product of an intelligent designer. Dawkins thinks that Darwin has disproven this argument. So Stein puts to Dawkins a simple question, "How did life begin?" One would think that this is a question that could be...
  • Richard Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin liner' ( UK )

    08/10/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NewsCore ^ | August 10, 2010
    BRITISH academic and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has angered Muslim groups by comparing the burqa to a trash bag. Muslim organisations reacted angrily... "I think it is ignorant and Islamaphobic," said Seyyed Ferjani, of the Muslim Association of Britain. In 2008 he said: "It's almost impossible to say anything against Islam in this country, because you are accused of being racist or Islamophobic."
  • Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?

    06/20/2010 8:05:26 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Conservapedia ^ | N/A | Conservative
    The Conservapedia Richard Dawkins Project was launched to expand Conservapedia's current collection of Richard Dawkins material. There does appear to be quite of bit of public interest in the Conservapedia article on Richard Dawkins as it contains factual material concerning the atheist Richard Dawkins that you will not find at Wikipedia and other liberal websites. ..."...Mary Kenny thinks that there are more atheist men than women, and that this is the result of some sort of attempt at overt manliness on their part. She really must try to pay attention - to Richard Dawkins, for example whom one could hardly...
  • Bred in the bone? (Study suggests children have a sense of morality at a very young age)

    06/09/2010 6:20:24 AM PDT · by rhema · 186 replies · 294+ views
    WORLD ^ | June 19, 2010 | Janie B. Cheaney
    Years ago, when our daughter attended a church- sponsored preschool, we were invited to an informal meeting about parenting techniques. After orientation by the school director, we broke into discussion groups. The topic was discipline, a burning issue for preschool parents, swerving naturally to "How do we teach them right from wrong?" One father in our group apparently wanted to stir the pot. Early in the conversation he asked, "But how do we know what's right and wrong? Do those words have any meaning?" If he was hoping for a Socratic discussion he didn't get it, neither the first time...
  • A Dumb Idea, via Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins: Arresting the Pope

    04/21/2010 9:03:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2010 | Clarice Feldman
    In recent years there have been numerous attempts to greatly expand the concept of judicial jurisdiction, under the rubric of “universal jurisdiction.” The latest threat, by atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to sue the pope in Great Britain for claimed failures in halting priestly abuse of minors, seems doomed — as were a number of other such adventures in creative law by NGOs and overreaching, grandiloquent jurists. And that is a good thing. Jurisdiction of Courts In Western jurisprudence, a court must have “jurisdiction” to hear a matter. The concept is broad but utterly rational: the court must have...
  • Preparing for Richard Dawkins’ Crocodile Tears

    04/17/2010 5:05:42 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 6 replies · 477+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | 17 April, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Recently, while watching the news, I wondered, “Why do teary atheists hate Catholics so much?” Then, I said a quiet prayer for their victims. If Charles Darwin were alive today, the militant atheist Richard Dawkins, no doubt, would attack him for being a 7-day creationist. Or cry. Why? Because Darwin’s words reveal he was more open to a deity – and because the new atheist likes to worship himself. In reality, the Catholic-bashing Dawkins is 100% attitude and no beard.
  • Richard Dawkins: I Will Arrest Pope Benedict XVI

    04/10/2010 11:49:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 656 replies · 8,816+ views
    London Times ^ | April 10th 2010 | Marc Horne
    April 11, 2010 Richard Dawkins: I Will Arrest Pope Benedict XVI Marc Horne Atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”. Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998. The...
  • New Scientist : Time to accept that atheism, not God, is odd

    03/05/2010 10:26:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies · 1,195+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 03/2010 | Editorial
    IF YOU'RE one of those committed atheists in the Richard Dawkins mould who dreams of ridding the world of religious mumbo-jumbo, prepare yourself for a disappointment: there is no good evidence that education leads to secularisation. In fact, the more we learn about the "god instinct" and the refusal of religion to fade away under the onslaught of progress, the more the non-religious mindset looks like the odd man out. That is why anthropologists, psychologists and social scientists are now putting irreligion under the microscope in the same way they once did with religious belief (see "Where do atheists come...
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Evolution and Creation

    12/15/2009 11:35:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies · 1,358+ views
    probe.org ^ | 1993 | Dr. Ray and Sue Bohlin
    Problems with Evolutionary Theory Why is there a problem with evolution in the first place? Someone once asked you, "What should I believe?" Remember what you told them? Basically I said you should only believe what there is evidence for. After spending years studying evolution in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, I can tell you that, first of all, there is evidence for small changes in organisms as they adapt to small environmental fluctuations. Second, there is evidence that new species do arise. We see new species of fruit flies, rodents, and even birds. But when the original species is...
  • The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight

    12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 160 replies · 3,840+ views
    AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible. Not only is...
  • Why Richard Dawkins won’t debate William Lane Craig

    12/09/2009 10:58:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,234+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | 12/9/2009 | William Dembski
    William Lane Craig is not only one of the world’s leading Christian apologists but he has actually made outstanding original contributions to philosophy. Yes, Craig publishes popular-level books. Unlike Dawkins, however, who in 20-years plus has been purely a popularizer (of Darwinian evolution, materialist science, and atheism), Craig continues to publish at the highest levels of the academy addressing scholars of the highest caliber (and gaining their respect). Dawkins, by contrast, increasingly appeals to the lowest common denominator. It’s in this light that Dawkins glib dismissal of Craig should be viewed: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE SHORT VIDEO OF DAWKIN's...
  • CNN Promotes Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins and His New Book

    11/25/2009 1:26:24 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 959+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/25/2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN correspondent Max Foster’s short report about Richard Dawkins on Tuesday’s Situation Room played more like a commercial which promoted the militant atheist’s new book. Despite Dawkins’s past inflammatory statements about Christianity, Foster only labeled him “an outspoken critic of creationism....[whose] atheist views have put him at the center of controversy” [audio clip available here]. Anchor Suzanne Malveaux’s introduction for the correspondent’s report highlighted the 150th anniversary of the printing of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species,” and how Dawkins was a “controversial successor [to Darwin] carrying the torch for evolution.” Foster gave a very basic description of Dawkins’s...
  • Public faces of Richard Dawkins' Atheism Campaign Were ... Devout Christian Children

    11/20/2009 3:43:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 849+ views
    London Times ^ | November 20th, 2009
    November 20, 2009 Public faces of Richard Dawkins' Atheism Campaign Were ... Devout Christian Children [Pics in URL] Exclusive: Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent The two children chosen to front Richard Dawkins’ latest assault on God could not look more free of the misery with which he associates religious baggage. With the slogan “Please don’t label me. Let me grow up and choose for myself”, the two children, their hair flying and with broad grins, seem to be the perfect advertisement for the new atheism being promoted by Professor Dawkins and the British Humanist Association. Except that they are about as...
  • c vs. Atheist Author Richard Dawkins (Interview transcript and video)

    10/14/2009 5:26:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 437+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/2009
    PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT ( CLICK ON ABOVE LINK FOR COMPLETE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO ) BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Personal Story" segment tonight, author Richard Dawkins is a committed atheist. His new book says evolution should be taught to every child and faith-based beliefs like intelligent design are hooey. His book is called "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." I spoke with Mr. Dawkins a few days ago. (BEGIN VIDEO TAPE) O'REILLY: Now, when we last left you, Mr. Dawkins, you were selling your book "The God Delusion," big best-seller, based on atheism is good and those...