4th September 2009

“To describe Richard Dawkins' writings as intolerant misses the point. The problem Dawkins presents for believers is that his arguments and evidence reduce religious belief to the superstition, ritual and tribalism that it really is. He does so with such devastating efficiency that believers are left looking a bit stupid. That's merely stating his case well, not intolerance.”

Steve Hynes

3 Responses to “4th September 2009”

  1. __HRB__ Says:

    This quote is satisfactory.

  2. Chris Says:

    I’ve watched Dawkins debate theists and his central line of attack is mostly ‘Prove it. If you expect me to believe this stuff, you who are making the claim of an invisible magic man in the sky had better have more than a moldering retreaded text of Egyptian superstition if your going to convince me.’

    Dawkins is intolerant of religious claptrap in the same way thinking men are intolerant of moon landing deniers, gravity skeptics and people that think the Cubs will win a World Series.

  3. Chris Says:

    “Dawkins is intolerant of religious claptrap in the same way thinking men are intolerant of moon landing deniers, gravity skeptics and people that think the Cubs will win a World Series.”

    I lolled.

    I also completely agree.