I told you that Dawkins views on pedophilia are so repulsive that only diehard Dawkins Fans would dare defend such twisted thinking. And even there, I have not noticed any New Atheist leader coming to Dawkins defense. Have you? For example, Jerry Coyne has been busy posting, but he has NOT been willing to post one word of support for his friend. Coyne has apparently abandoned Dawkins. With friends like that……..
Yet it is worse than this. Atheists everywhere have begun a petition condemning Dawkins while demanding a retraction:
We, the undersigned atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other non-believers, hereby condemn Richard Dawkins’ continued comments trivializing what he termed ‘mild’ sexual abuse of children. Dr. Dawkins is seen by many as a representative of the atheist community — but when it comes to his dismissive comments on the incredibly serious topic of sexual abuse, the atheist community emphatically does not stand with him.
Those who have signed this petition vehemently oppose Dr. Dawkins’ trivialization of sexual abuse victims. As humanists, freethinkers, atheists, and agnostics we wish to voice our opposition to his insulting vitriol. We find these statements derogatory, dismissive and harmful to victims of sexual abuse and view his ideas on this subject abhorrent. As such, we utterly repudiate them.
Retract your trivializing statements regarding victims of sexual abuse
Does anyone think Dawkins will retract his 10-year-old argument?