The Dawkins Rants
For those who demand proof of how emotive, irrational, prejudiced and hate filled the New Atheist Fundamentalism is, I offer the following as exhibit A. Richard Dawkins tweeted the following this morning:
How dare you force your dopey unsubstantiated superstitions on innocent children too young to resist? How DARE you?
To which I responded:
And how dare you force your irrational dehumanising atheism on innocent children too young to resist? How DARE you?
It was a simple riposte which of course many could disagree with and provide rational and intelligent reasons why they thought I was wrong. I happen to believe that atheists are engaged in a massive campaign of indoctrination to overcome what Dawkins calls childrens intuitive creationism and theism (ie. children naturally believe in God and need to be educated out of it). If people wish to disagree with that then they are of course free to do so. I would expect however that those who class themselves as rational clear thinking people who only believe that which they have empirical proof for, would be able to provide a little better than the following sample of the tweets I have received today. These are by no means all of them, but they are typical of the vast majority – over 90%. What astounds me is how many people retweet and favourite the most vile and hateful comments, as though they were schoolboys in a playground, delighting in rude words and bullying.
I leave them with you without comment except this – when such hatred, emotion, prejudice and irrationality is present – do not be surprised when it results in a more virulent and violent attacks on those who do not accept the new atheist fundamentalist doctrines. If you really believe that teaching children the bible is child abuse then you are only one step away from criminalising those who teach their children the bible. The other thing that should be noted is that Dawkins himself has done nothing to dissociate himself from this kind of irrationality and hate speech. Indeed he must know that he stirs it up. Very very sad.
“you force your dehumanising atheism on children ~As opposed to theism, threatening kids w/ hell & telling them they’re broken?”
“eah, how about you go **** yourself?”
“Scotland will never be free until rid of clergy and the Sunday post.”
“well you’re obviously a douche drip.”
“Dehumanizing? I guess you forgot how major religions stomp human rights, opress women and kill in the name of their god. **** you.”
“Dehumanising atheism”? There’s nothing dehumanising about evidence and truth. Religion is stultifying and faith is a weasel word.”
“Do you understand the meaning of “irrational”? The Bibles, Qu’ran, Torah or all fit the definition. Not atheism.”
“Nothing more pathetic than a delusional sanctimonious moron pretending indigant rationality.”
“yet your demoralizing batshit-insane faith is totally acceptable & non-harmful? Wake up already!”
“did you think before typing? children are born with no notion of religion, that’s a fact!”
“So you think babies are born praying to a good they haven’t even heard of??”
“you mean science? Pushing science? HOW DARE WE DO THAT?!?!”
“religion is like racism ur not born with it it’s taught to u and only causes segregation”
“atheism is irrational? I’ve never seen any evidence of any god, therefore the only rational stance is disbelief?”
“Our atheism is perfectly rational. Our response to delusional, religious bullshit might not be.”
“don’t look in households that have christian parents. Atheist parents allow children to decide”
“forcing the abhorrent ideas of the bible onto children is child abuse. the book is beyond violent and disgusting!”
“it’s almost like he was made up by morons”
“Because none of the reasonable people believe in Him?”
“Hahaha! You’d think he’d choose the less moronic to spread his word.”
“If there really is a God why does he choose so many idiots to act on his behalf?”
“There’s a reason only idiots argue against atheism @SolasCpc. Intelligent people are atheists or realise there’s no case against it.”
“Get back on the education treadmill @SolasCpc as you’re intellectually unfit and obese on a diet of saturated stupidity”
“Why would an omnipresent god need a mere mortal to spread the word about his existence? Not very omnipresent now, is he?”
“If children are born Christians, why is it that they do not know about Jesus until someone tells them? Sounds made up…”
“Probably because you’re a bit of a silly ****. Nothing irrational or intolerant about pointing that reality out.”
And that is only eight hours worth!….how does one respond to such emotive irrationality? I can’t. I just simply pray. Ps 53:1 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.” Psalm 55:9 “Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city” – Matthew 5:44 “But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you” – O Lord have mercy. I pray that many Sauls will become Pauls. It is whilst we were still your enemies that you died for us. We too were once dead in sins and trespasses. Lord open the minds of the blind, and the hearts of the cold, that the dead stones may come to live and see, love and acknowledge you.