Professional atheist Richard Dawkins

In the face of growing Islamic terror, Dawkins has begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be society’s best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.

 

“I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse,” he said.

 

Breitbart

 

 

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Comments (29)

  1. stevehayes13

    I cannot say I would be surprised that he said this but it would be nice to know where and when he said it?

    June 20, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      I have found it. It is from a 2010 interview with The Times.

      June 20, 2017
  2. stevehayes13

    By the way, there is no such thing as a professional atheist.

    June 20, 2017
    1. GovMisdirection

      Check the ‘Breitbart’ link, I copied the title of the article.

      June 21, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        Well Breitbart and you are both misinformed. Dawkins is not a professional atheist – no one is.

        June 21, 2017
        1. GovMisdirection

          Sorry, Mr. Dawkins you are an amateur atheist.

          June 21, 2017
          1. stevehayes13

            June 21, 2017
  3. willsblog

    No Christians don’t blow up buildings, shoot abortion doctors or clamor for violence. Christians aren’t bloodthirsty, arrogant, selfish, disrespectful, disobedient, complacent or steeped in propaganda. As the scriptures say, “ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free”. The scriptures also tell us that the devil is the “father of lies” and a “murderer”. It goes without saying that those who follow him (the devil) as also liars, thieves and murderers.

    June 20, 2017
    1. GovMisdirection

      Yeah, but do you agree with what Dawkins said on this subject?

      June 21, 2017
      1. willsblog

        If he actually said it, I agree with PART of what he said. I don’t agree with all of it. A check of scripture DOES say that there will be no sin in heaven so the penalty for apostasy IS spiritual death. That’s God’s word, His decision, His determination and His job to carry it out rather than mine.

        June 21, 2017
    2. JumperK

      Sure has been a lot of killing done in the name of the Christian god, by those professing to be Christians. Let me guess your reply; “They weren’t true Christians”, as if you know what is in their hearts and minds.

      June 24, 2017
      1. GovMisdirection

        What does that worn out attack on Christians have to do with the subject?

        June 25, 2017
        1. JumperK

          No attack, a statement of fact, and it speaks directly to willsblog’s nonsense about Christians.

          June 25, 2017
          1. GovMisdirection

            It’s how facts are used that make them an attack, this isn’t a history lesson.
            Wil was considering how things are today as opposed as to the Islamic cult that everyone’s concern. What you said was true and a favorite of all anti-Christians.
            Now tell us something good about Islam.

            June 25, 2017
            1. JumperK

              Good or bad they worship the same god Christians do.

              June 25, 2017
  4. VictoriaWV

    In order for Israel to go into the land of Canaan in days of Joshua, the appointed leader of the Jews, they were to invade the tribal sects of the Hittites, Canaanities, etc. Joshua was a military genius in that day because he was instrumental in conquering and then have the Jews occupy the Land of Milk and Honey.

    There were killings and bloodshed but the God of the Jews sanctioned what was necessary because that land He had promised as a covenant to Abraham so many centuries before.

    I know that it is a portion of the Old Testament that is less appealing and sermons can’t show much in a positive light concerning those scriptures except to bring light to that Abrahamic Covenant.

    But wars are fought for reasons such as:

    Lands to be conquered and to add to the boundaries of the aggressor
    People to be suppressed/oppressed
    Religious and theologies re: spreading the particular philosophy/ideology

    Today, we have this war happening throughout the world by military jihadists upon lands where the differences lie in the face of those so different in cultures, mores, ethics, and mostly in the name of religion once again.

    Some Theologians teach that biblical prophecies are being fulfilled especially out of the books of Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah and Jeremiah and the end is pending soon.

    Some believe that we already have the Anti Christ living and tribulation is where we are on this particular day.

    But all I know is that, as of right this minute, Christians who remain devout and charitable, exhibiting principles taught by Jesus, are not aggressively pursuing war or killing or proclaiming hate unto another. So, the religion of Christianity today, with its denominations and factions, promotes love and respect to other faiths, and they reconcile themselves in declaring Israel as God’s chosen people.

    I find that more admirable and I accept my own measure of faith as a gift where peace of mind has entered me and I am content with who I am. Imo.

    June 25, 2017
    1. JumperK

      I find it interesting that the largest Christian nation (USA), led by professed Christians, has for the last couple of decades militarily involved itself in Muslim majority countries (George Bush claims god told him to invade Iraq). This is not promoting love and respect, it is aggressively pursuing war.

      June 25, 2017
  5. VictoriaWV

    George lied about several things and I am betting he lied about God talking to him there too. He was hell bent to go after The Islamic states after 9/11.

    June 25, 2017
    1. JumperK

      That still does not explain the previous decades of military and covert interference by the largest Christian nation in Muslim countries.

      June 25, 2017
  6. VictoriaWV

    I do wish I could explain why there were interferences but I can’t. What I can tell you is that so many times humans, those who profess to be devout Christians, certainly have a strange way of showing in actions what they say by their own tongues and I think that is why so many get frustrated and even hurt emotionally; on a personal level … because the Christian benchmark of holiness becomes distorted in ‘holier than thou’.

    An atheist can acknowledge that particular fault but a Christian guilty of this flawed thinking has difficulty seeing it for what it is.

    Of course, there are worse things than being a Christian, but I am ashamed when we tout on loving one another but we fall short of actually doing it.

    I know I didn’t answer your comment adequately but I seriously just don’t know the answer. Maybe somebody else can do a better job answering with sincerity what you ask in true passion.

    June 26, 2017
    1. JumperK

      You answered honestly, and thankfully you didn’t try the faulty “they are not true Christians” argument.

      June 26, 2017
  7. VictoriaWV

    I don’t judge because then I become more narrow minded. l already tend to become way too emotionally vested in arguments where logic isn’t my strongest suit. I have developed more of a self preservation defense mechanism whenever I feel like the debate is too heated, the subject is becoming hard to stay with, or I just feel saying more would classify me as truly judgmental and being better than someone else. And then, I would be falsely judging I am worth more than the next person here.

    It would be a false appraisal.

    June 26, 2017
    1. GovMisdirection

      Ignoring secular facts is a comfortable position until reality strikes.
      Do you leave your front door unlocked at night?
      Are you no better than Charles Manson?

      June 27, 2017
      1. JumperK

        Are you referring this post to me? I do indeed sleep with my doors unlocked, and usually when I am away from home as well.
        Why the comparison to Manson?

        June 27, 2017
        1. GovMisdirection

          No.
          This person said they are not judgmental or better than someone else.
          Manson was an example of an evil person that she obviously feels equal to.
          Don’t like Manson…. pick Hitler.
          This was not a comparison. Notice the “?”?

          June 27, 2017
          1. JumperK

            “…for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” all are equal in the eyes of the Christian god.

            June 27, 2017
            1. GovMisdirection

              Okay, but God did not make the post. I think God and Jesus recognize that there is evil in the world. In the natural order of his creation, lions eat sheep however much the sheep may profess to love the lions.

              June 28, 2017
          2. JumperK

            I would think that your god recognizes evil, after all, it created it.

            June 28, 2017
          3. JumperK

            I would think that your god recognizes evil, after all, it created it.

            June 28, 2017