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Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity a Bulwark Against Something Worse
Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams

Posted on 01/12/2016 6:38:40 AM PST by Shery

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 Islam perpetrate the very atrocities that he laments.

Because of this realization, Dawkins wondered aloud whether Christianity might indeed offer an antidote to protect western civilization against jihad.

“I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity,

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TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: christianity; dawkins; richarddawkins; society
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1 posted on 01/12/2016 6:38:40 AM PST by Shery
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that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.

That includes atheism.
2 posted on 01/12/2016 6:44:39 AM PST by needmorePaine
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Sheesh! Pigs must be flying! Dawkins must be crying like a little girl at the realization that Christianity might actually be the bulwark that allows the world to withstand the evils of the radical Islamists.


3 posted on 01/12/2016 6:45:01 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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Atheism = socialism/communism = a world of terror.


4 posted on 01/12/2016 6:46:10 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Satan attacks weaklings, by demographic.)
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To: Shery
Seems the God-slayer now recognizes the need to have Christians on the front line to protect his desire to defame the Lord they serve.

The irony is luscious ...

5 posted on 01/12/2016 6:46:17 AM PST by dartuser
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Just proves that, you may not like guns, and you may not believe in God, but someday, you just might find yourself calling someone with a gun, and praying they get there on time.


6 posted on 01/12/2016 6:48:15 AM PST by dware (Everybody wants to be a patriot, until it's time to do patriot stuff.)
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This sounds like Islamophobia! He will soon be silenced by the powers that be.


7 posted on 01/12/2016 6:48:17 AM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity a Bulwark Against Something Worse

Someone who is starting to wake the f*** up.

Christianity is civilization. You can't have one with out it, or something very similar to it.

8 posted on 01/12/2016 6:49:06 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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Maybe a Little Birdie is working on Richard Dawkins.


9 posted on 01/12/2016 6:50:24 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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Also this:

http://www.bede.org.uk/

10 posted on 01/12/2016 6:51:23 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Shery

“Nietzsche is dead” - God


11 posted on 01/12/2016 6:55:14 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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This is a start. Dawkins is starting to realize how black the world would be without Judeo-Christian morality. He might have come to this realization earlier if he had read more history or had a better appreciation of non-Western cultures, but better late than never. If he lives long enough, he may work his way to faith. He would not be the first.


12 posted on 01/12/2016 6:56:11 AM PST by sphinx
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Dawkins wondered aloud whether Christianity might indeed offer an antidote to protect western civilization against jihad.

An antidote? What an interesting word.

What do antidotes do? Save lives, anyone?

Does the world need to be...ahem....saved?

13 posted on 01/12/2016 6:57:14 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Dawkins knows that when Islamic terror is ingrained into US culture then Atheism will be the first on the terrorists hit lists.


14 posted on 01/12/2016 6:57:29 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Jews for Cruz)
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God denier yes, God slayer, in his dreams.


15 posted on 01/12/2016 6:57:39 AM PST by bravo whiskey (Never bring a liberal gun law to a gun fight,)
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I suspect his comments are more introspective than they appear....that tends to happen as people approach their sell-by date.
16 posted on 01/12/2016 7:00:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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Wow. In the past few weeks I’ve read this, read liberals on other forums worry about encroaching 3rd world misogeny, and saw liberals suggesting not everyone needs to live in the US. The world must be going insane... or something.


17 posted on 01/12/2016 7:00:39 AM PST by posterchild
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He is not the first atheist who has admitted this.


18 posted on 01/12/2016 7:02:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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Amazing - Dawkins is just steps away.

So he is almost saying - God gave us his Son, and the church he established, to protect humankind from satan and forces of evil and guide people towards goodness?

I am convinced he will give up atheism in a very short time. This prodigal son will return soon.


19 posted on 01/12/2016 7:02:38 AM PST by PGR88
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I hope it isn’t just a rumor, like when Madonna allegedly joined Opus Dei.


20 posted on 01/12/2016 7:05:44 AM PST by posterchild
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