Today’s face of the day is a famous atheist author who has always been a darling of the left. Richard Dawkins has been a strident critic of Christianity, but now he uses it to illustrate what a true religion of peace looks like.
New Zealand is in such a wonderful position, still, where we can escape this fate.
But not if we continue to be blind to Muslim immigration. Richard Dawkins at least is prepared to say it how it is.
Evolutionary biologist and writer Richard Dawkins says he suspects religion is “dying” in New Zealand and that’s a good thing for science and education.
“…Science is advancing all time and religion is not, and religion is slowly dying,” Professor Dawkins told TV3 show The Nation today.
“It’s dying much faster in some countries than others. It’s dying very fast in western and northern Europe, I suspect in New Zealand as well.”
Prof Dawkins said human understanding of science, and of phenomena such as evolution, improved when religious groups were less influential. Read more »
Mark Steyn continues to hold the media to account.
Fox News Thursday night, Mark Steyn appeared on Hannity to discuss Charlie Hebdo, Islamic terror, and the media, sparing no mercy for the “eunuchs” of the American press and our comedians and satirists. Steyn scoffed at the idea that American press outlets are standing with journalists in France, noting that American papers didn’t reprint the images the Hebdo cartoonists were killed over. Steyn also directly attacked the American impulse to give cover to Islam every time a new terror attack occurs.
The media congratulates itself on its bravery incessantly. And one of the most disgusting things it’s done in the 24 hours since this happened is to maneuver Islam into the victim seat again. Islam always wants to play the victim role.
Steyn addressed the idea that American media are “standing with” or are showing “solidarity” with the journalists suffering and dying in Europe for daring to challenge Islam’s desired authority. He had no patience for the empty pen gesture that was nearly ubiquitous in the last two days. He wondered why the press will not show the cartoons.
I think the pen gesture you just mentioned is pathetic really. I would be more impressed if people were to actually hold up copies of the Charlie Hebdo covers, that those cartoonists died for. They knew the risk that they were taking.
CAUTION: A giraffe is being dissected in this video.
I have blogged previously of the liberal/left-wing desire to silence those who will speak their mind on things they disagree with.
They want dissent silenced. If it isn’t threatening and abusing Phil Robertson over his views then it is trying to silence skeptics on global warming or climate disruption as they prefer to call it now that the warming has failed to materialise.
The left-wing has become exceedingly intolerant and bully like in their question to silence opponents.
Kirsten Powers writes at USA Today:
Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences.
How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.
Each week seems to bring another incident. Last week it was David and Jason Benham, whose pending HGTV show was canceled after the mob unearthed old remarks the brothers made about their Christian beliefs on homosexuality. People can’t have a house-flipping show unless they believe and say the “right” things in their life off the set? In this world, the conservative Tom Selleck never would have been Magnum, P.I. Read more »
If god did not want us to masturbate, he would have made our arms shorter, and not given us opposable thumbs, surely?
Richard Dawkins visits a anti-masturbation course:
There are two types of people in the world…wankers and liars. So come on you liars now that you know that wanking is the devils work…how about a little poll to find out how much lying you’ve been doing: Read more »
James Delingpole celebrates the collapse of a wind turbine:
Richard Dawkins you are WRONG. There IS definitely a God – and for proof, look no further than His decision to topple a ruddy great wind turbine at Bradworthy in Devon just a day before my first ever appearance on Question Time.
With luck, this will mean a wind turbine question pops up. I do hope so, for it will give me the perfect opportunity to the point out yet another of the myriad reasons why wind turbines are such a monstrous and utterly indefensible blight. Apart from being ugly, noisy, expensive, inefficient, destructive to wildlife and incapable of doing the one thing that notionally they’re supposed to do – “reduce CO2” – they are also BLOODY DANGEROUS. Read more »