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Dawkins: Islam is one of the great evils of the world
freethoughtnation ^ | orig 2011

Posted on 02/14/2015 10:51:41 AM PST by doug from upland

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: “I’m reasonably optimistic in America and Europe. I’m 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: “Why is it more problematic than Christianity, for instance?”

RD: “There is a belief that every word of the Koran is literally true, and there’s a kind of closemindedness which is, I think, less present in the former Christendom, perhaps because we’ve had long – I don’t know quite why – but there’s more of a historical tradition of questioning. There are people in the Islamic world who simply say, ‘Islam is right, and we are going to impose our will.’ There’s an asymmetry. I think in a way we are being too nice. I think that it’s possible to be naively overoptimistic, and if you reach out to people who have absolutely no intention of reaching back to you, then you may be disillusioned.”


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1 posted on 02/14/2015 10:51:41 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Dawkins is a fool.


2 posted on 02/14/2015 10:54:38 AM PST by Obadiah (Wind turbines, aka: bird choppers, cause earthquakes due to their harmonic frequencies.)
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To: doug from upland

Genuis that Dawkins is—there is oo such thing as evil if atheism is true.


3 posted on 02/14/2015 10:56:58 AM PST by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: doug from upland
The funny thing is that athiests have killed more people in the last 100 years than Islamists
4 posted on 02/14/2015 10:57:20 AM PST by Pietro
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To: doug from upland

Narrator wonders why islam is more problematic than, say, Christianity.

Gee. That’s a tough one.

How about reading both of the books. Read the New Testament and and quran. As you read, make note of how people are to live when they follow Christ, as is given us in the New Testament. Continue to read the quran, and make note of how people are to live according to mohammed, as given in the quran.

It’s really, really easy. I don’t know why there’s any question about it.


5 posted on 02/14/2015 10:58:22 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Obadiah
and a mathametician and Islam's numbers don't add up or any other mathematical function.

I think that's all he's saying

Broken clocks are correct twice a day

6 posted on 02/14/2015 11:02:40 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but, they're true)
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To: doug from upland
I think in a way we are being too nice. I think that it’s possible to be naively overoptimistic, and if you reach out to people who have absolutely no intention of reaching back to you, then you may be disillusioned.”

"disillusioned" ?

Is this a euphemism for "Killed"- tom

7 posted on 02/14/2015 11:05:32 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: doug from upland

Another stopped clock.

At other times, this gyro gearloose has said that Christianity is THE greatest evil.


8 posted on 02/14/2015 11:06:04 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Obadiah

“Dawkins is a fool.”

Dawkins: “if you reach out to people who have absolutely no intention of reaching back to you, then you may be disillusioned.””


9 posted on 02/14/2015 11:11:53 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: doug from upland

Evil? On what basis, Mr. Dawkins, on what basis?


10 posted on 02/14/2015 11:13:17 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Obadiah
Dawkins is a fool.

What did he say in this piece that struck you as foolish?

11 posted on 02/14/2015 11:15:56 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: Obadiah
Dawkins is a fool.

Explain yourself.

12 posted on 02/14/2015 11:18:06 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: doug from upland

It’s that “impose our will” part that defines the inherent evil of Islam. It isn’t distinctly different than other philosophies that seek to impose their will, like Nazism, Communism, the Democratic Party and the American left. ...Things always go bad when despotic institutions begin imposing their will on those who disagree, and Islam has a long history of badness, not only for what it does to those who disagree, but for what it does to those who do agree.

Western civilization has no business playing with Islam. Our own leaders are bad enough without injecting foreign poison into society.


13 posted on 02/14/2015 11:28:46 AM PST by pallis (I like white people)
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To: doug from upland

About every atheist i know goes against what they perceive to be the “easiest and most tolerant religious target” first, thus showing how WEAK they really are.


14 posted on 02/14/2015 11:32:17 AM PST by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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To: Sirius Lee; Poison Pill; Obadiah
Unrelated to the article: "A Fool has said in his heart that there is no God" (Psalm 14:1).
So, by definition, Dawkins is a fool.

Related to the article (at least the few sentences I scanned), Dawkins' rationale seemed 'foolish' (or at least not well thought out). E.g., 'Islam is evil because it's adherents believe every word in the Koran'.
Well, Christians believe every word in the Bible. The differences are the contents.
Also, the Bible-believer understands that many (most?) people are going to reject God's Word. Nonetheless, we are to love our neighbors (knowing that at one time we were also Christ rejectors), and keep pointing people to Christ.... And beheading those that reject the Word is kind of frowned upon...

15 posted on 02/14/2015 11:40:55 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
"A Fool has said in his heart that there is no God" (Psalm 14:1). So, by definition, Dawkins is a fool.

Oh, OK

Dawkins' rationale seemed 'foolish' (or at least not well thought out). E.g., 'Islam is evil because it's adherents believe every word in the Koran'.

Christians believe every word in the Bible. The differences are the contents.

"Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!" (Psalm 137:9)

16 posted on 02/14/2015 12:01:26 PM PST by Poison Pill
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Re: 16

I was reading that Psalm this morning. Do you understand the context?

17 posted on 02/14/2015 12:07:46 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: doug from upland

Dawkins cried wolf a few too many times.


18 posted on 02/14/2015 12:11:00 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: doug from upland

Dawkins: Islam is ‘one of the great evils in the world’


Well.... DUH!... Dawkins is very slow witted..


19 posted on 02/14/2015 12:14:32 PM PST by hosepipe (" This propaganda has been edited (specifically) to include some fully orbed hyperbole.. ")
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To: Westbrook
At other times, this gyro gearloose has said that Christianity is THE greatest evil.

And teaching children about religion is child abuse.
20 posted on 02/14/2015 12:31:21 PM PST by microgood
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