Sunday, April 11, 2010

Richard Dawkins: Shameless Self-Promoter

Shameless self-promoter and amateur philosopher, Richard Dawkins, isn't afraid of anybody. He wants the world to know that he is going to bring down the big guy all by himself. What a hero!

I don't like the ridiculous way in which the anti-Catholic Times of London makes room for him in their paper when he is clearly a joke, but I do at least like the way they refer to him: "Richard Dawkins, atheist campaigner." Right: not "Richard Dawkins, public intellectual," not "Richard Dawkins, renowned scientist," not "Richard Dawkins, Oxford Professor" but just "Richard Dawkins, atheist campaigner." He is probably most proud of that title though, seeing as how he is barking mad.

RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.

Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

Pope Benedict XVI stands for a humane and reasonable morality that is rooted in natural law and reason and if we would listen to him we would have a good reason to join him in fighting child sexual abuse.

On the other hand, anyone who takes Richard Dawkins' philosophy seriously has no way to condemn pedophilia as morally wrong. It's just in the genes, you know, exactly like homosexuality and other sexual orientations. But just because the current social consensus is against pedophilia, Dawkins sees an opening he can exploit and so he is off to the races. The irony is lost on him.

Richard Dawkins is a joke; a bitter, angry, little man who is not worthy to carry Pope Benedict XVI's shoes. And he is a menace to society. We are just lucky that not everybody believes what he is peddling. If the day comes that they do, we will long for the good old days of religious fanaticism.

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