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Richard Dawkins forgets what |slam ‘is’

by | 1st, March 2013

RICHARD Dawkins has been talking to Al Jazeera telly. He;’ been talking about Jews and Christians.

Dawkins has taken on Catholicism before:

“Horrible as sexual abuse no doubt was, the damage was arguably less than the long-term psychological damage inflicted by bringing the child up Catholic in the first place.”

And Islam is one of “the great evils of the world“:

That was in 2012. When Dawkins went on Al Jazeera more recently, he had a another view. Douglas Murray notes:

In a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of “the Old Testament” is “hideous” and “a monster”, and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character “in fiction”. 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.”

How can it be that the world’s most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident opinions on the Christian and Jewish Gods, could profess to know so little about the God of the Koran? Has he not had the time? Or is Professor Dawkins simply demonstrating that most crucial trait of his species: survival instinct.

Instapundit reacts:

Don’t want your religion attacked? Behead a few attackers. It doesn’t take many — most of them are cowards and poseurs, and will shut up at the least hint of risk. Hey, don’t blame me. I didn’t set up this incentive system.

Does Dawkins temper his argument to suit his audience?

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