Did you know Richard Dawkins tweets?
- Mr. Dawkins speaks of belief upon evidence, yet, when the onus of providing on evidence fell on him, he failed to do so.
- Dawkins’ justification of his failure to give proof for his sweeping statement is intrinsically flawed; as it could be…
Dawkins is an Islamophobic shithole, and this would be true whether he were an atheist or not. The thing that bothers me is how Dawkins uses his personal, absence-of-religious doctrine to advance bigotry in the same way various religious institutions do in order to bolster their own power and authority. The problem in all cases is not the religion but the presence of shitty human beings, who exist everywhere, in all religions, Dawkins being a prime example if we view militant atheism as its own religion.
I’d been told before that he’s a bit of a dick. Reading his twitter stream confirms this.
This kind of intense, hateful stereotyping gives atheists everywhere a bad name, and that Dawkins has been appointed the leader of a movement through this sort of drivel is proof that there are blind idiots everywhere…it doesn’t matter what they do (or don’t) worship.
Saying “there would be no war without religion” is similar to saying “there would be war without people.” Except that only the second statement is actually true. But neither matter, because they suppose a world which is impossible and cannot exist, y’know, unless we’re talking about genocide…or asteroid impacts.
He’s just intensely (perhaps willfully) ignorant of how individual humans and collective cultures operate.
In the end, Dawkins seems to be mostly concerned not with the betterment of mankind, but with the betterment of Dawkins.