Richard Dawkins Exposed as a Charlatan

So it sure looks like Richard Dawkins is indeed a charlatan.  Watch the interview below (thanks to Tamara!) to see him make his attack on Catholic parents based on nothing more than hearsay.  Then, when he is challenged to back his claim with evidence, he retreats into some “intuitive” argument that “seems” right to him.  He’s been making this “argument” for ten years, and that’s all he has.  Pathetic.

So the man who made himself rich by convincing the public he was all about “the evidence” was lying when he claimed we all needed evidence for our beliefs.  Dawkins does not support his bigoted attacks on religious people with evidence – he supports it with hearsay and “intuitive” notions.

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14 Responses to Richard Dawkins Exposed as a Charlatan

  1. Tim Lambert says:

    I don’t know many Catholics that say “if you don’t believe in Catholicism, when you die, you’ll burn in hell for eternity.”
    I rarely hear the mention of hell from Catholics at all (aside from Hilaire Belloc).
    It seems that from the Catholic perspective there’s always some loophole to avoid hell anyway: Purgatory, invincible ignorance.
    The Catholic Church certainly makes declaration of saints, but declarations of those condemned to hell?
    Even Pope Gregory VII excommunicated, deposed, and then predicted the death of Henry IV; but he didn’t say “oh yeah, and you’re also destined for hell.”

  2. Alan Fox says:

    So the man who made himself rich by convincing the public he was all about “the evidence” was lying when he claimed we all needed evidence for our beliefs.

    So it’s the relative succes of book sales that really peeves you, Mike? I was checking Telic Thoughts for vital signs and saw your comment. I’m also waiting for the US atheist movement to move into the limelight!

  3. Michael says:

    Alan,

    Why don’t you deal with the fact that Dawkins does not support his bigoted attacks on religious people with evidence – he supports it with hearsay and
    “intuitive” notions. I realize you are a huge fan of his, but what are we to think of all your past blathering about evidence when you are now on record as giving him a pass on this?

  4. Tim Lambert says:

    Alan,
    “So it’s the relative succes of book sales that really peeves you, Mike?”

    Of course. Certainly not the fact that Dawkins criticizes others for his assumption of the lack of empirical support for their beliefs while holding to his own beliefs in the absence of that strict requirement.

    “I’m also waiting for the US atheist movement to move into the limelight!”

    Must not be looking too hard. Popular culture is more than saturated with the atheistic ethos.

  5. Michael says:

    Of course. Certainly not the fact that Dawkins criticizes others for his assumption of the lack of empirical support for their beliefs while holding to his own beliefs in the absence of that strict requirement.

    Alan is trying to distract from this fact. That’s how you can tell I am right on this one.

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  7. Rubs Troll says:

    The title of this post is tottaly misleading.Richard Dawnkins put his point across very clearly without contraditions.Watch the whole interview and you will see how he wiped the floor with the Muslim interviewer.

  8. Crude says:

    Considering that Dawkins, stammering and looking for excuses, had to explain himself to his own followers after being exposed in the interview – no, he didn’t ‘wipe the floor’ with anyone.

    ‘Mild sexual abuse’ is priceless. Maybe this will make people wake up and quit being fanboys of an atheist cult leader wannabe.

  9. Tim lambert says:

    Can’t take any troll too seriously.

  10. Rubs Troll says:

    What is the problem with my surname?

  11. Rubs Troll says:

    I was brought up in Brazil in the 60’s and that was exactly what the priests used to say to terrorize us little children: “If you die outside the catholic church,you will go to hell.And yes,your skin will toast,re-grow and burn again,for ever and ever…so Dawkins didn’t make it up.As far as he be a leader of a cult I ask you:What cult?

  12. Tim lambert says:

    Yup. Fitting name for those responses.

  13. Tim lambert says:

    But more importantly, if you’ve learned nothing from Mikes post please learn this…an anecdote isn’t an argument.

  14. Michael says:

    the priests used to say to terrorize us little children: “If you die outside the catholic church,you will go to hell.And yes,your skin will toast,re-grow and burn again,

    You forgot to add the part about crying yourself to sleep for four years straight because your best friend was a Protestant and you thought he was going to hell. And even to this day, when you hear someone say, “Hell, no!” or “it’s hot as hell out there,” you have flashbacks.

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