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A Response to Richard Dawkins
National Review Online, by Dennis Prager

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 10/1/2013 6:55:19 AM

This past Friday, CNN conducted an interview with Richard Dawkins, the British biologist most widely known for his polemics against religion and on behalf of atheism. Asked “whether an absence of religion would leave us without a moral compass,” Dawkins responded: “The very idea that we get a moral compass from religion is horrible.” This is the crux of the issue for Dawkins and other anti-religion activists — that not only do we not need religion or God for morality but that we would have a considerably more moral world without them. This argument is so wrong — both rationally and empirically —

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Since our rights are bestowed by God, those who wish to drive God out of our institutions maintain that our rights are from the government, thus can be taken.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 10/1/2013 7:43:11 AM     (No. 9544337)

And Princeton University awarded its first tenured professorship in bioethics to Peter Singer, an atheist who has argued... that that “the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee” and that bestiality is not immoral.

Singer has always been a thorn in the side of good, moral people. Like Dawkins, he takes the moral high ground simply because he insists that morality is what you make it. He´s nauseating.

Dawkins and his supporters have a right to their atheism. They do not have a right to intellectual dishonesty about atheism.

They would argue that they indeed do have a right to "intellectual dishonesty" because, as they rigidly insist, dishonesty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 10/1/2013 7:43:30 AM     (No. 9544340)

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I have debated the best known atheists, including Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss (A Universe from Nothing), Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens. Only Richard Dawkins has refused to come on my radio show.

Like so many bullies, Dawkins is used to having his derriere kissed by fawning objectivists who sleep in Ayn Rand t-shirts and ponder imperiously how awful religion is. As I recall, Dawkins even called the teaching of religion to children "child abuse."

Dawkins, Dennett et al really believe their moral tripe and especially their belief that the God they say does not exist is dangerous. Dawkins also claimed that people who believe in God are mentally ill, that they have a "virus of the mind" that causes them to believe in God.

Do these virulent Atheists (capitalized because Atheism is a religion) ever stop to think that God is a myth that permeates all cultures around the world, that it could be because pockets of Believers around the world have come to know God? No. They insist that people make up God because they have to.

Is that a rational belief? Prager´s other work on this issue is worth reading. He´s superb at it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/1/2013 7:58:23 AM     (No. 9544363)

How´s that Mooslim religion workin´ out for ya ?

Perhaps believers approve of their religion but not that of others.

There is a third way.

Agnostics, at least, admit when they don´t know.

....and they have an excellent record of tolerance and peacefulness.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sully, 10/1/2013 9:13:55 AM     (No. 9544470)

Really? I would just ask mr. Dawkins to take a look at the engine under his car hood. Do you think that engine could exist as the result of a loud bang at a Ford plant?

And yet we are to believe the universe came about by such an act of random chaos.

It is a free country...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: F16 guy, 10/1/2013 10:30:51 AM     (No. 9544589)


Carl Sagan once said "Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence"

While the debate over religion will not be settled on the Lucianne web site, hard and compelling evidence for a Supreme Being who looks out for all of us and has a spot for us in Heaven after death, is lacking.

That seems to be the focus of many such as Dawkins.

IF we wake up tomorrow and New York City is sitting on the Pacific Ocean, or one single war casualty has his legs restored after an IED blew them off, then the endless debate of the existence of God would be settled.

"Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Masscon, 10/1/2013 11:07:54 AM     (No. 9544653)

Correct me if I´m wrong...Ben stein made a movie about the war on Intelligent Design by the academy. He interviewed Dawkins. IIRC Dawkins attributed the beginning of life on earth to an alien invasion. Does anyone remember? My question to him, how did the aliens originate?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/1/2013 11:50:16 AM     (No. 9544738)

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

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