Readers will recall that Richard Dawkins was recently deplatformed by that once intellectually viable institution. Apparently, when Richard Dawkins said he was an atheist, some people didn’t realize that he rejected Islam along with Christianity.*
ID types are urging people to sign the petition.
Yer news hack signed it, and commented:
Trinity College was once an intellectual hub. If it is to morph into a mere rest home for frail egos sheltering empty minds, shouldn’t there at least be some public discussion scheduled first?
Sign it if you like Uncommon Descent. Because we are just so not Cancel Culture.
And real people deserve better than Cancel Culture!
See also: Richard Dawkins is getting canceled again.
*Note: Taxpayers should request a refund of the money spent on the schools those people attended if they really didn’t learn basic what-does-the-word-mean? stuff like that. Such students probably need special remedial courses too.
10 Replies to “A petition is going the rounds urging that Richard Dawkins be allowed to speak at Trinity College”
No. There’s no such thing as “free speech”. Censorship is universal. Our job is to USE censorship to our advantage. Right now the censors are administering beautiful Natural Justice to Censor Dawkins.
Witch hunts end when the fire burns the burners.
If we try to put out the fire, we are effectively serving as enemy agents.
I would sign a petition to convert all Dawkins’s books into paperweights. Or cat litter.
Why would a non-existent pseudo-intellectual (Dawkins) want to visit a non-existent place? (Trinity College. Lol. Trinity. What an irony). 🙂
On the Irrationality of Materialism/ Atomism
Let him if he wants to proselytize his religion while claiming it’s not a religion go for it
Would Stephen C. Meyer ever be invited to speak on Signature in the Cell (or any other topic for that matter) at the convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science? AAAS – the organization of the high priests of scientism. Nuff said.
I have signed the petition and would quote John Stuart Mill from On Liberty
… given the number of contributors who have been banned from this blog over the years, I would say that is not entirely true.
The fact that you are still here weakens your point somewhat, eh?
Then it’s a tremendous pity that according to the evolutive materialism/ physicalism/ whatever you adscribe to, neither opinions nor evils are real, because free-will is a necessary precondition for them both to exist.
And atheistic evolution converts people into chemically controlled automatons.
It’s astonishing how many times you have to be reminded of the same failures of your irrational doctrine.
So here it’s for you, a well deserved dunce cap.
10 Reasons why Atheists are Delusional
Petitions don’t matter. People get cancelled not because of a petition signed by a few hundred. Such a petition is just a plausible cause. The reality is a lot darker.
…As Trader Joe’s recently put it “We do not (re-)name our products based on petitions”, which is the way it should be.