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Jun 07 2014

Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins Denounces Fairy Tales

There is always something else that has to be banned in order to improve us from the point of view of the liberal ruling class. Among the many aspects of Western Civilization that have earned the condemnation that sets the stage for proscription are fairy tales:

Reading fairy stories to children is harmful because it instils a false belief in the supernatural from a young age, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has warned.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival, Dawkins, a prominent atheist, said that it was ‘pernicious’ to teach children about facts that were ‘statistically improbable’ such as a frog turning into a prince.

Whereas according to fun-loving atheists like Dawkins, it is statistically probable that the entire universe in all its intricacy including human beings could come to exist out of nothing just through pure random chance. A frog turning into a prince is more likely.

This is ominous:

He was asked whether parents who instill in their children a belief in God are subjecting them to a form of child abuse.

His answer was a qualified yes.

The more outlandish your faith, the more you will have to rely on force to get others to share it. That’s what makes militant atheists frightening.

Richard Dawkins
Dawkins: Feet firmly planted in a nihilistic void.

On a tip from Jester.




55 Responses to “Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins Denounces Fairy Tales”

  1. Softly Bob says:

    Child abuse? Coming from a man who thinks that real child abuse is okay.

    Being molested by your schoolteacher = not child abuse.
    Having fairy stories read to you = child abuse.

    More moonbat logic.

  2. Saxon Warrior says:

    Child abuse? Coming from a man who thinks that real child abuse is okay.

    Being molested by your schoolteacher = not child abuse.
    Having fairy stories read to you = child abuse.

    More moonbat logic.

  3. Henry says:

    Wonder if this turd ever raises a stink about “parents who instill in their children a belief in Allah”?

  4. Henry says:

    Wonder if this turd ever raises a stink about “parents who instill in their children a belief in Allah”?

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    Dawkins is against fiction, huh? Hollywood better take note. The publishing industry, the movie industry, the TV industry – all are his next targets – all tell stories that aren’t true. Particularly the main stream media, I left them out. They’re the biggest peddlers of fiction today.

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    Dawkins is against fiction, huh? Hollywood better take note. The publishing industry, the movie industry, the TV industry – all are his next targets – all tell stories that aren’t true. Particularly the main stream media, I left them out. They’re the biggest peddlers of fiction today.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    Yeah, that’s right. He has openly advocated men molesting children, young boys anyway. Not surprised he’s a gay pedophile, a secret NAMBLA leader.

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    Yeah, that’s right. He has openly advocated men molesting children, young boys anyway. Not surprised he’s a gay pedophile, a secret NAMBLA leader.

  9. grayjohn says:

    His mommy did bad things to his wee wee and he’s taking it out on the world by being a moron.

  10. grayjohn says:

    His mommy did bad things to his wee wee and he’s taking it out on the world by being a moron.

  11. grayjohn says:

    Of course not. Leftists and progressives have no balls.

  12. grayjohn says:

    Of course not. Leftists and progressives have no balls.

  13. Leonard Jones says:

    So he is denouncing Darwin? No, wait. I forgot to read the text.

  14. Leonard Jones says:

    So he is denouncing Darwin? No, wait. I forgot to read the text.

  15. Queef Odorman says:

    Go deliver your brave message in Tehran, butt boy.

  16. Taters...mmhmmm says:

    Go deliver your brave message in Tehran, butt boy.

  17. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Bottom line: a persecution of people faithful to God’s word is going to begin (actually already has). “Amazingly”, the churches will not show much effect from this. In fact, you will see a coalescing of churches under one, very large tent…and lo and behold, they will wind up leading the charge against “religious extremists”, or as I call them, Bible-believing Christians, especially and ultimately those who use the King James Bible.

    That book and those people will be singled out as too radical, extreme and dangerous. That book identifies homosexuals as sodomites, not “male temple prostitutes”. That book unequivocally says Jesus’ blood washes your sins clean, sin leads to hell (not sheol or “the grave), that Jesus Christ is God’s only BEGOTTEN son and lots of other stuff that makes it difficult for someone to twist into a watered-down, new-age, let’s all ‘coexist’, ecumenical panacea for mass consumption.

    …and it starts with guys like Dawkins.

  18. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Bottom line: a persecution of people faithful to God’s word is going to begin (actually already has). “Amazingly”, the churches will not show much effect from this. In fact, you will see a coalescing of churches under one, very large tent…and lo and behold, they will wind up leading the charge against “religious extremists”, or as I call them, Bible-believing Christians, especially and ultimately those who use the King James Bible.

    That book and those people will be singled out as too radical, extreme and dangerous. That book identifies homosexuals as sodomites, not “male temple prostitutes”. That book unequivocally says Jesus’ blood washes your sins clean, sin leads to hell (not sheol or “the grave), that Jesus Christ is God’s only BEGOTTEN son and lots of other stuff that makes it difficult for someone to twist into a watered-down, new-age, let’s all ‘coexist’, ecumenical panacea for mass consumption.

    …and it starts with guys like Dawkins.

  19. Mr. Mentalo says:

    …and supernaturally, right on cue, ten seconds after I posted this, I flipped over to The Christian Post and what do you think I saw?

  20. Mr. Mentalo says:

    …and supernaturally, right on cue, ten seconds after I posted this, I flipped over to The Christian Post and what do you think I saw?

  21. BlackJack007 says:

    Who, in all seriousness, can listen to that poor, miserable bastard and not laugh? That he has an audience at all is remarkable.

  22. BlackJack007 says:

    And our tax dollars pay for the removal of those, too.

  23. ODA315 says:

    Some people just will have to learn the hard way. Better pack the asbestos undeees.

  24. Hungjumper says:

    Some people just will have to learn the hard way. Better pack the asbestos undeees.

  25. BlackJack007 says:

    He may not believe in fairy tales, but he sure as hell believes in fatwas.

  26. Militant atheists are very defensive people, and are as dogmatic as the most devout religious believers. Atheism, however, is shallow and their arguments frivolous. As long as they leave me alone, they can believe whatever they like.

  27. Militant atheists are very defensive people, and are as dogmatic as the most devout religious believers. Atheism, however, is shallow and their arguments frivolous. As long as they leave me alone, they can believe whatever they like.

  28. octa bright says:

    What this pathetic fool ignores is that the only reason that he survives is that he lives in a liberal and tolerant society. By doing his best to undermine that tolerance he is trying to destroy the order that permits him to exist. Beyond stupid.

  29. octa bright says:

    What this pathetic fool ignores is that the only reason that he survives is that he lives in a liberal and tolerant society. By doing his best to undermine that tolerance he is trying to destroy the order that permits him to exist. Beyond stupid.

  30. RKae says:

    I think the idea that atheists will leave you alone is another one of those fairy tales that you shouldn’t read to kids.

    They WILL come to get you.

  31. RKae says:

    I think the idea that atheists will leave you alone is another one of those fairy tales that you shouldn’t read to kids.

    They WILL come to get you.

  32. RKae says:

    And if he doesn’t want to molest them, he wants to kill them.

    He has advocated the euthanasia of any children up to 2 years old that are not sufficiently Richard-Dawkins-like enough.

  33. RKae says:

    And if he doesn’t want to molest them, he wants to kill them.

    He has advocated the euthanasia of any children up to 2 years old that are not sufficiently Richard-Dawkins-like enough.

  34. ThisObamaNation says:

    Judge: Obama Aided, Abetted Terrorists, Should be Facing 10
    Years to Life

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/04/did-obama-aid-abet-enemy-bergdahl-swap

  35. ThisObamaNation says:

    Judge: Obama Aided, Abetted Terrorists, Should be Facing 10
    Years to Life

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/04/did-obama-aid-abet-enemy-bergdahl-swap

  36. Fudge says:

    And the commie, homosexual jesuit is going to have pisslamic prayers in the vatican. Time is short.

  37. Peeved says:

    And the commie, homosexual jesuit is going to have pisslamic prayers in the vatican. Time is short.

  38. Warren Raymond says:

    The biggest fairytale is that this pathetic little dipstick has something to say. If you have seen his docu-schlock from Varanasi/India where the Hindus burn their death at the Ganges and the fearful horror this instilled on him you know everything you need to know about Dawkins.

  39. Warren Raymond says:

    The biggest fairytale is that this pathetic little dipstick has something to say. If you have seen his docu-schlock from Varanasi/India where the Hindus burn their death at the Ganges and the fearful horror this instilled on him you know everything you need to know about Dawkins.

  40. Strnj1 says:

    From Wikipedia…

    “Dawkins had long wanted to write a book openly criticising religion,
    but his publisher had advised against it. By the year 2006, his
    publisher had warmed to the idea. Dawkins attributes this change of mind
    to “four years of Bush”.[11] By that time, a number of authors,
    including Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, who together with Dawkins
    were labelled “The Unholy Trinity” by Robert Weitzel, had already
    written books openly attacking religion.[12] According to the
    Amazon.co.uk website, the book led to a 50% growth in their sales of
    books on religion and spirituality (including anti-religious books such
    as Hitchens’s God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) and a
    120% increase in the sales of the Bible.”

  41. Strnj1 says:

    From Wikipedia…

    “Dawkins had long wanted to write a book openly criticising religion,
    but his publisher had advised against it. By the year 2006, his
    publisher had warmed to the idea. Dawkins attributes this change of mind
    to “four years of Bush”.[11] By that time, a number of authors,
    including Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, who together with Dawkins
    were labelled “The Unholy Trinity” by Robert Weitzel, had already
    written books openly attacking religion.[12] According to the
    Amazon.co.uk website, the book led to a 50% growth in their sales of
    books on religion and spirituality (including anti-religious books such
    as Hitchens’s God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) and a
    120% increase in the sales of the Bible.”

  42. Jodie says:

    Dawkins says that he doesn’t believe in God, but I think he does. It is not that he does not believe in God, it is that he hates God. He enjoys mocking God and distorting His word. He hates that people love and worship Him. He would really have no reason for his anti-God campaign if he didn’t believe that there was a God.

    Dawkins surely believes in Satan too, because he is doing his bidding. He has been spending a vast amount time and effort working to promote Satan’s agenda for years. No one would do that who truly did not believe in God or Satan.

  43. Jodie says:

    Dawkins says that he doesn’t believe in God, but I think he does. It is not that he does not believe in God, it is that he hates God. He enjoys mocking God and distorting His word. He hates that people love and worship Him. He would really have no reason for his anti-God campaign if he didn’t believe that there was a God.

    Dawkins surely believes in Satan too, because he is doing his bidding. He has been spending a vast amount time and effort working to promote Satan’s agenda for years. No one would do that who truly did not believe in God or Satan.

  44. Daniel says:

    Fairy tales told to children are functional means by which we install fear of certain things to keep them safer as they grow. It has been that way for thousands of years and it works. The opposite of that? Children crossing streets without paying attention and accepting candy from strangers.

    And fair tales have almost nothing to do with religion. I will admit, on occasion, I have heard religious people protesting the telling of fairy tales as anti-religion by teaching alternative or occult or dark/black magic. Wicca? Seriously? Well, that’s pretty much fairy tales become religion.

    No. Rational minds can easily tell the difference. The problem is, at an early age, children do not inherently have rational minds.

    I can see where Dawkins might get his ideas, though. Atheists see religion as fairy tales for adults. He may be right. But the function is completely and distinctly different.

  45. Daniel says:

    Fairy tales told to children are functional means by which we install fear of certain things to keep them safer as they grow. It has been that way for thousands of years and it works. The opposite of that? Children crossing streets without paying attention and accepting candy from strangers.

    And fair tales have almost nothing to do with religion. I will admit, on occasion, I have heard religious people protesting the telling of fairy tales as anti-religion by teaching alternative or occult or dark/black magic. Wicca? Seriously? Well, that’s pretty much fairy tales become religion.

    No. Rational minds can easily tell the difference. The problem is, at an early age, children do not inherently have rational minds.

    I can see where Dawkins might get his ideas, though. Atheists see religion as fairy tales for adults. He may be right. But the function is completely and distinctly different.

  46. MollyPitcher says:

    So Dawkins is rejecting an entire genre of Western literature, literature which often teaches right from wrong, and the triumph of good over evil.

  47. MollyPitcher says:

    Well said.

  48. MollyPitcher says:

    So Dawkins is rejecting an entire genre of Western literature, literature which often teaches right from wrong, and the triumph of good over evil.

  49. MollyPitcher says:

    Well said.

  50. JAMed171 says:

    Even foreign pagan rockers know he is verrucht.

  51. Doom says:

    Even foreign pagan rockers know he is verrucht.

  52. Rick Caird says:

    In a universe that seems almost infinite with world upon world just like earth, how does Dawkins explain the fact we seem to be alone. Out of all those worlds, why would we be the only one that created humans strictly by chance?

  53. Rick Caird says:

    In a universe that seems almost infinite with world upon world just like earth, how does Dawkins explain the fact we seem to be alone. Out of all those worlds, why would we be the only one that created humans strictly by chance?

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