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Dawkins does not equal athiest

22 September 2012, 19:54

Fairly recently, a blogger referred to as “bobby” wrote an article challenging some of the content laid down by Dawkins in his book titled “The God Delusion”. This was apparently only part II of a series proving how delusional Dawkins is and how our own “bobby” has come up with the “answers”...

I did not respond to this article as firstly I find it insulting as a reader having to respond to six paragraphs of interpretation, one of which the author admittedly had no view and secondly commenting on a book of which the author is well and alive, why not ask him directly or at the very least invite him to your public lashing of a best seller written by him?

Instead, I was intrigued by why the author and others like him felt it necessary to have a go at the likes of Dawkins and expect random atheists to have a view and explanation of his work?  WTF??

I am an atheist and could not give a damn on Dawkins’s view of the origin of man, the purpose of life or what happens after I die. I really don’t, instead I have my own view, which currently is “I don’t fucking know”.

Do you, bobby et al., think that proving Dawkins wrong proves anything about the existence of your god?? I really hope not as that would be scraping the barrel. Do you think Dawkins represents atheist in general? Do you think we worship him or any other? You are so wrong my friend. He is one of many atheists with a view. But ultimately as an atheist I proclaim the right not to believe anyone or anything. Proving Dawkins wrong is just that, a chap called Dawkins is wrong.

Yet me as Mr Enzo, will happily pursue whatever is available to prove or justify our existence on this planet at this point in time. If not, I am quite content dying not knowing, more than most people can say. I suggest you rather try and justify your own god, than trying to criticize those with a view, who at least admit to the short comings of their view yet are prepared to go to hell under your pathetic judgement.

“The one thing that differentiates me from you as a believer, is that I can proudly claim, “I just don’t know”” Pieter vd Merwe, 21 Sept 2012

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