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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Richard Dawkins Shills for Christianity!

Well, "shills" is maybe a little too strong, but still, that's a headline I never thought I'd be able to write. From Breitbart:
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.
 The world's most vociferous and rabid atheist, the man who calls those who don't "believe in" Evolution "ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked ...)," the person who's spent decades railing against religion of any form, suddenly wonders if maybe Christianity might have a use after all? Wow! My jaw dropped open so fast it dislocated - ouch!

Of course his logic is a bit like my tongue-in-cheek Religion is Like the Pox post that I wrote over ten years ago, but I'm glad he finally sees the light.

13 comments:

Bret said...

Oops, I see this is actually old news, but hey, it still surprised me and is relevant currently.

Peter said...

Richard Dawkins Shills for Christianity!

Standing by for Harry to weigh in and say this only proves Dawkins is an anti-Semite.

Clovis e Adri said...

Well, I rarely find anything Dawkins has to say any better than your average post, Bret.

Had he thought about your pox theory, he would pack it in some new book and sell it as the ultimate new idea to prove religion as a virus-like meme.

Clovis e Adri said...

Hmm, I just realize my above phrase construction failed me.

I intended to say Bret's posts are usually more interesting than Dawkins writings.

But reading it again, I guess I've meant they are just the same. Or not? Oh to be illiterate...

Bret said...

Well, to even have my posts be compared as near equal to Dawkin's writings is quite flattering given that he makes a tremendous amount of money writing. :-)

Thank you for each version of your kind words.

erp said...

Bret, let me say this, I never read Dawkins, but never miss your posts.

Barry Meislin said...

So what IS the sound of one Dawkins praying?

Harry Eagar said...

Dunno the context of Dawkins's statement, but where secular government does not command and Christians rule, hundreds of thousands are murdered. Just like Islam.

See Guatemala

Hey Skipper said...

[harry:] Dunno the context of Dawkins's statement, but where secular government does not command and Christians rule, hundreds of thousands are murdered.

Harry, exactly where might that be?

I really could use your help here, as I am referring to my atlas, and even google. Coming up complete goose eggs.

(I predict the crickets are in for another workout.)

Harry Eagar said...

See Guatemala

erp said...

Isn't Guatemala one of Obama's client states? ;-]

Harry Eagar said...

No, you are being silly; but in any case the genocide occurred before he was elected

erp said...

... silly? I think not.