Richard Dawkins is recognized by everyone as a qualified, maybe even great biologist/ zoologist but that will only carry him so far. Face it, Dawkins knows something about bugs! Big deal. Dawkins has gone from one absurdity to another and never apologizes or expresses any shame for his folly, foolishness, or fakery.
Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists started the prevailing “war” against Christians so I treat them like enemy soldiers, not gracious gentlemen, and I take any shot at them that I can make and I don’t shoot blanks.
His hatred for religion was displayed when he declared, “I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.” Such statements are the reason many people think Dawkins is despicable, disgusting, and dishonest! He obviously tries to be obstreperous, offensive, and outrageous like an insecure kid throwing a fit to get attention.
He foams at the mouth in his hatred for God and wiping the foam away he wrote, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homo-phobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalo-maniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” He adds that the God of the Old Testament was “an evil monster.”
Dawkins is dishonest in that he misstates and mischaracterizes Christian beliefs in order to take a shot, but then he usually fires a blank as when he declared that if you really take the Bible seriously, you will “strictly observe the Sabbath and think it just and proper to execute anyone who chose not to.” He knows that is an outrageous lie but he continues to parrot it and is too lazy or incompetent to correct it for himself. Or he is too dishonest to admit his lie. Take your choice: lazy, incompetent, or dishonest. Has to be one of the three.
He has antagonized many people who would normally be in his corner. In fact, his brash, bullying, and boisterous comments have embarrassed many of his friends. He is infamous for his hatred of religion, all religion, but especially Christianity. Atheist philosopher Dr. Michael Ruse declared concerning Dawkins’ book The God Delusion: “The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist.” Ruse says of the book, “Don’t judge the rest of us by this pseudointellectual drivel.” O my, sounds like it may be the shootout at the O. K. Corral.
Dawkins seems to have a unique way of dividing his friends and uniting his enemies with his brashness, boast¬ing, and bigotry.
Dawkins was voted one of the world’s three leading intellectuals in the November 2005 issue of Prospect magazine, but things do change. With the publication of The God Delusion, the same magazine declared the book “incurious, dogmatic, rambling, and self-contradictory.” Plus, it is dull, very dull. But then, since it is a real snoozer, it may help with insomnia!
Anthony Flew, who was the Number One Atheist in the World (until he saw light and became a theist!) declared of The God Delusion, “…the contents–or rather lack of contents–of this book show Dawkins himself to have become what he and his fellow secularists typically believe to be an impossibility: namely, a secularist bigot.” Flew made that observation after he flew the atheist coop.
Famous evolutionary biologists H. Allen Orr, David Sloan Wilson, and Massimo Pigliucci now question Dawkins’ intellectualism because of his “elementary errors in The God Delusion.” There is rebellion in the scientific camp!
Dawkins is truth deficient. For sure, he cannot say, “I never told a lie.” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, reported, “Dawkins attacked me on his website and denied that he and I had ever debated. My office quickly posted the full footage of a two-hour debate.” Of course, Dawkins had “forgotten” about the debate that he lost! Richard also lied about an interview he did with a creationist group from Australia. Google “Dawkins stumped” for an interesting session.
He made a fool of himself when he advocated the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI for “crimes against humanity” during the Pope’s visit to Britain in 2010. I’m no friend of the Pope but Dick seems to be irrational at times. When he has occasional seizures of normalcy, he is rather tolerable. Of course, unless Dawkins is a total idiot outside the realm of biology, he knows the Pope has diplomatic immunity and would not be arrested even if he did not have the immunity. It was simply another publicity stunt drawing much wanted attention to himself. Pity.
Dawkins jumps from one frying pan into another. He calls a rabbi “Hitler” for daring to disagree with him (Dawkins), and then calls others who disagree with him “Holocaust deniers.” Poor Richard has multiple problems. Maybe his atheism has made him delusional. His problem is in his memes!
Dawkins angered everyone except the LGBT, the North American Man/Boy Love Association crowd, and psychiatrists who make a very good living dealing with such abnormalities, abominations, and aberrations when he declared that there are “gentle pedophiles and that way too much is made of pedophilia at times.” Gentle pedophiles! Maybe his next campaign will be to legalize “gentle pedophiles,” or he could be applying for membership in Weirdoes and Whackos of the World. He caused a firestorm in the U.S. and Europe when he said, “Mild paedophilia never did me any harm.”
Dawkins is a spoiled adult brat who will say and do anything to get attention. Must have been the way he was potty trained. Stay tuned for his next tantrum. “Film at eleven.”
He was asked by CNN about permitting children in church and he replied, “I certainly wouldn’t wish to prohibit parents influencing their children.” Even his close associates and acolytes cringed when he gave his answer. No doubt, his fingers were crossed because he believes that teaching children about Hell is child abuse. Dawkins wrote, “We should work to free the children of the world from the religions which, with parental approval, damage minds too young to understand what is happening to them.” The New Atheists all demand that children be removed from biblical teaching and preaching since, to the atheists, it is child abuse. I think the atheists’ books are literary abuse!
He can’t seem to make up his mind whether he is an agnostic or a militant atheist, although he pleads for militant atheism. Does Dawkins have an unstable mind? He is alternately angry, agitated, and amused. A Canadian writer, Robert Fulford, asked, “Why is Richard Dawkins, of all people, acting like a fool?… he’s turned himself into a clown.” Another writer said, “he’s turned himself into a clown, and damaged his reputation.”
Dawkins declared, “By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” Sorry, Dick but I’m afraid you’ve already had that experience! Someone yelled, “Send in the clowns” however, that is not necessary because in walked Richard.
America, Canada, Britain and the free world are in deep trouble when you realize there is still a fool on every corner, a clown in most public offices, and every city has not one, but several idiots along with numerous tyrants and totalitarians lounging down at the Angry Atheist Association.
Copyright 2013, Don Boys, Ph.D.
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.