Atheists in London are Braver Than American Ones

by baldilocks Filling in for Fausta. When we last talked about public atheist Richard Dawkins, he was being ‘de-platformed’ by Pacifica Radio’s KPFA. In contrast, Dawkins spoke last week at the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in London, where he received a standing ovation and an award. This conference’s purpose is [to] discuss … Continue reading Atheists in London are Braver Than American Ones

Why KPFA Cancelled the Richard Dawkins Appearance (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Yesterday at Hot Air, John Sexton posted a piece about a radio station’s cancellation of an appearance by public atheist Richard Dawkins. The station’s reason? They say they don’t support “hurtful/abusive speech” and are unwilling to give it a platform. Hurtful/abusive speech, in this case, is code for speech critical of Islam, which … Continue reading Why KPFA Cancelled the Richard Dawkins Appearance (UPDATED)

Richard Dawkins Busts a key Myth of Atheism

That atheism is all about dissing religion as a whole. the Left didn’t have a problem with his description of Pope Benedict XVI as a ‘leering old villain in the frock’ who ran ‘a profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution … amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously … Continue reading Richard Dawkins Busts a key Myth of Atheism

Courage vs Cowardice Geller & Spencer vs Dawkins

In my last post I noted Richard Dawkins, atheist extraordinaire and his interesting opinion on Radical Islam just to recap: Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: “Well, um, the God of the Koran I don’t know so much about.” Really? A man as educated … Continue reading Courage vs Cowardice Geller & Spencer vs Dawkins

Richard Dawkins the Bible and a classical education

Here is a headline that might have caught you by surprise: Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible Yes you read that right, Dawkins is supporting an effort by England's Education secretary to send free King James Bibles to every school for its 400th anniversary, but don't get your hopes … Continue reading Richard Dawkins the Bible and a classical education

Dawkins vs Watson Forgiveness is not an option

I can't add much to Stacy McCain's absolutely hilarious take on the confrontation between two giants of Atheism, Richard Dawkins and Rebecca Watson but there is a point I want to quickly make. The offending words spoken to Ms. Watson were as follows: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I find you very interesting, … Continue reading Dawkins vs Watson Forgiveness is not an option