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Go to: Should Richard Dawkins be arrested for incitement to religious hatred?

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The Cranmer article is idiotic.

The fact is, fundamentalist Christians equally as batty as pat Robertson IN THE UK, never mind America, are very influential.

(Terry Sanderson at the National Secualr Society has long been warning about this)

The Christian Institute and Christian Concern For Our Nation are extremely clever at lobbying MPs and the House of Lords. The CI managed to defeat the Equality bill - which would ensure gay people cannot be sacked by religious organisations - last week by briefing and misleading the Lords on the implications of the bill.

They are extremely good at getting coverage for their campaigns in the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, and have whipped the nation up into a frenzy with misleading stories about persecuted teachers, marriage registrars and nurses.

Three years ago the Bishop of Carlisle blamed the floods in Sheffield and Hull on the god's wrath because of the sexual orientation regulation (ensuring gays aren't discriminated by service providers). Equally as evil and stupid as Pat Robertson's comment.

So, Richard's critique of moderate Christians is perfectly justified, especially as they are the last to raise their voices when fundamentalists spout their usual homophobic or anti-semitic hatred.

Well done Richard, and keep up the good work.

Adrian

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 10:56:00 UTC | #437440

Go to: The God Delusion - back on the Times extended list at #24

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Excellent news - 2 million copies in english! I wonder what total worldwide sales are now. Congratulations.

I think the rise of the Teabaggers, the increasingly vocal religious right, and their ludicrous claims (healthcare, abortion, Obama's nationality...)is making the reading of this book a necessity.

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:37:00 UTC | #436136

Go to: The God Delusion - paperback on NYT's Best Seller List

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Usually the very consideration of Yuletide best-seller lists makes me cringe - all those nauseating songs by Slade, Roy Wood, Shakin' Stevens, Band Aid, Wham and Cliff Richard, in the charts, played everywhere I go. It is welcome therefore that this lunacy is be balanced with re-entries by Richard Dawkins, in the book charts at least. And why not. It shows the public regard 'The God Delusion' as a highly appropriate seasonal gift. May it become a tradition!

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 20:24:00 UTC | #428980

Go to: Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry vs. The Catholics

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Wicked, I see I had my 10 seconds of fame! (part4, at 8:05). Yes it has been heavily edited, the archbishop completely mispronounced his colleague as 'Weatherman' on many occasions, there were many comments from disgruntled gay people too. I guess that was far too much for the Beeb's international viewers in places where homosexuality is a capital offence....

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:52:00 UTC | #412379

Go to: Richard Dawkins on The Late Late Show, 18.09.09

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Yes, I agree with above: the interviewer wastes valuable time going round in circles, in astonishment at Richard's non-belief, and subsequent silly questions.

Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:51:00 UTC | #399507

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