Tirer le Ryan Oison Une wrote:
Whitchester Mag wrote:
Care to elaborate? I'd strongly disagree.
He's an absolute bellend, who uses faulty logic to "prove" god doesn't exist and is more irritating than a Jehovah's Witness.
He has some sort of compulsion to enforce his beliefs on other people, which for some reason he thinks is acceptable, yet the people he targets are critisised for doing the same thing. At least with overly religious people they are usually nice, and are doing what they believe to save your soul. Dawkins just does it for the publicity and to be a d***. He is just riding of the success of The Selfish Gene, which he used other people's work to make profit. The guy is a politician and a wordsmith not a scientist. The selfish gene theory is now widely questioned, but he refuses to accept this and carries on forcing false science, as it suits him, and his wallet.
"Oh look, a giraffes recurrent laryngeal nerve is really long, this proves there is no God" ... Er no it doesn't
People should be allowed to believe what they want, not have someone force their opinions on them, which goes both ways, extreme atheism and extreme religion.
I'm not a religious nut or anything, I just think he's a prick.
He doesn't force his beliefs on anyone. He has made books about his research and beliefs, and when he does criticise religion he gives detailed arguments. He may be a bit over-zealous and sometimes come off as a t***, but there have been religious people that have made such dreadful arguments against him and fallen flat on their faces because it's just too easy for them to annihilate them.
He does not try to "prove" that god does not exist. Atheism has nothing to do with proving anything. It's a lack of belief based on evidence, and the onus is on Christians to prove their god exists, and so far there's not a scrap of evidence.
He's a lot like me in the sense that he rejects the idea of a god existing, just the same as you'd reject any other god or magical creature or being.
But if you show us the evidence, we'd gladly get on our knees and pray.
"At least if you get overly-religious people they are usually nice"
Religious people think they are being oppressed when they are criticised by Atheists, but when they tell everyone that they deserve to burn in hell for not following their religion, they say it's part of their religion to tell people this, instead of just shutting the f*** up and going to church like they should do.
Dawkins usually criticises religions, and people challenge him on it and he takes a firm stance and sometimes does seem like a prick. But he doesn't just go out of his way to attack people, and destroys most people with logic and good arguments.