posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by NthOther
Uh, no. Richard Dawkins is not the high priest of atheism or the master of all atheists. He is a famous atheist, scientist and author who gets a lot
of press -- in no small part by saying provocative things. There are a lot of atheists, in particular feminists (and in real particular, female
feminists) who have big problems with him.
See, unlike in organized religions, the philosophy of atheism has no established authority. Joseph Stalin was also an atheist, yet most atheists
didn't accept him as their spiritual/philosophical leader either.
But the OP outright lies about the content. Dawkins says he doesn't know a lot about Buddhism and then makes a pun about it being likely that he
could be enlightened about it (in Buddhism, one strives for enlightenment), and the crowd gently laughs at this joke. So what? He didn't say
anything offensive about Buddhism, and the crowd wasn't roaring over some anti-religion raw-meat remark being thrown to it. The OP called Dawkins an
idiot, so I think that I would be quite justified in calling the OP the same for making such a fallacious claim about this video segment, but I won't.
Rather I will just let any and all viewers of this thread judge for themselves by viewing the video and then reading what the OP has to say about
However, I could give any number of instances of Christians, Jews, Muslisms, Hindus, Buddhists, etc. saying and/or doing some crazy and/or offensive
things, but that doesn't mean all religionists believe and do the same. HOWEVER, most religions do have hierarchies and official tenets, and some of
these leaders say some crazy things, and some of the religions have some crazy tenets. And they often speak very ill of non-believers and even people
of other religious faiths. Heck, in case you weren't aware Catholics and protestants have had a long history of killing each other and talking smack
about each other's religion and culture.
edit on 3-10-2013 by MrInquisitive because: (no reason given)