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Friday, May 09, 2008

Richard Dawkins - Deity denigrater and general grump!

I heard Richard Dawkins on the Today Programme this morning. He's a million-dollar book seller and all-round serious atheist. Nothing wrong with that. We can all be what we want to be. But does he have to be so petty, so denigrating of others, and generally so mean-spirited when he talks about believers? It sounds like he has a chip on his shoulder about this. He wants Britain to be a "God Free" zone. Well, to use a phrase "a snowball's got a better chance in Hell".

He appears to want to be nasty rather than nice in discussion. There is a real venom behind his words. He trivialises peoples' belief by referring to God as "an imaginary friend". He tries to suggest that believers should not be taken seriously.

Personally I think it a bit of a waste of time Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor debating with him. I'd rather just "let all grow until the harvest". I'm not worried by Dawkins and his ideas, but I am perturbed by his bullying nature.

I have this theory that if people like Dawkins were on the Titantic, they'd rather everyone drowned than a few were saved. I bet he'd rather think we all go out in a puff of smoke rather than some get celestial benefits. Better to denounce God as an imaginary friend than to believe in a Friend who could lead to Paradise.


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