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Dawkins deplatformed by American Humanist Association — but who retains AHA awards?

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Readers will remember the speed with which Dawkins zipped from anti-God hero to trans-racist zero. But who’s still sittin’ pretty there? Someone asked:

The AHA gave Humanist of the Year awards to the author and activist Alice Walker—who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories—and also to Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood who promoted eugenics and white supremacy. Sanger’s legacy is so complicated that her own organization is currently disowning her.

Robby Soave, “By Canceling Richard Dawkins, the American Humanist Association Has Betrayed Its Values” at Reason (April 26, 2021)

Um, yeah. Apparently, Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker, also AHA award winners, have written an open letter, asking the AHA to reverse course.

But how can it? The smell of Virtue is intoxicating. And once they’re hooked, they’re hooked. They’ll end up Canceling Pinker too if he catches their eye.

See also: American Humanist Association underbusses Richard Dawkins As a reader puts it: From anti-God hero to trans-racist zero… But the thing is, who cares about the American Humanist Association without people like Dawkins?

7 Replies to “Dawkins deplatformed by American Humanist Association — but who retains AHA awards?

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    polistra says:

    Let it run. When EVERYONE is canceled, everyone will be more free to think.

    When a reward appears to depend on effort, reward-seekers will keep obeying the reward-givers. After it becomes clear that the effort is totally futile, seekers will stop bothering to obey the givers.

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    johnnyb says:

    “But the thing is, who cares about the American Humanist Association without people like Dawkins?”

    Denyse hit the nail on the head there.

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    Seversky says:

    But the thing is, who cares about the American Humanist Association without people like Dawkins?

    Humanists?

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    TAMMIE LEE HAYNES says:

    Speaking as an opponent of mass murder…………I think its a howl that one atheist proponent of mass murder, Dawkins, is brought down by his fellow atheist proponents of mass murder, the American Humanist Association. This time the atheists are squabbling over whether boys are girls. Kid you not.

    Do you remember when the great Dr Dawkins claimed that “an adult pig is more human than any fetus” Really. Dr Dawkins, did he ever take a course in Biology, or even read the newspaper? He didn’t know that human fetuses got human DNA, while but adult pigs, they don’t got human DNA, they got pig DNA,, as the rest of the world has known for 70. years.

    Can anyone help me out with a question I got?
    Are there any prominent atheists nowadays who aren’t hopelessly dense?

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    asauber says:

    From Evolution to Climate Change to Humanist Awards for Creepy Dunces, it’s all Atheist Theatre: Expressions of Hostility Towards God.

    If you haven’t walked out by now, friends, what’s stopping you?

    Andrew

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    JVL says:

    Tammie Lee Haynes: I think its a howl that one atheist proponent of mass murder, Dawkins

    Just curious . . . when did he support that view?

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    SA

    Do you remember when the great Dr Dawkins claimed that “an adult pig is more human than any fetus”

    I did not know that. It’s a seriously disordered point of view, obviously.

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