She had “read his Wikipedia page”, the third paragraph of which begins with the phrase “Dawkins is known as an outspoken atheist.” But she was surprised, apparently, to learn that he’s not a huge fan of Islam, as well as not being a huge fan of Christianity.
Dawkins, is, of course, equally scathing about just about every religion. That’s fine in the case of Christianity, of course, where his views are perfectly aligned with those of the average dunce in Trinity. But criticising Islam is, of course, a big no-no.
And what has he said about sexual assault, you might ask? Well apparently it refers to two tweets he sent in 2014, in which he suggested that being drunk and unable to remember being assaulted might make it more difficult to secure a prosecution.John McGuirk, “Now Cancelled by Trinity Students: Richard Dawkins” at GRIPT
One commentator chortles:
Richard Dawkins is discovering that the postchristian society he helped bring about isn’t necessarily to his liking…
No Christianity, no inquiry, no science. Dawkins’s central thesis was not only wrong, it was backward. Christianity and science are not only NOT at war, Christianity is a necessary condition for science, logically, historically, and observably.Vox Popoli, “How’s that postchristianity working out for you?” at Vox
Some would argue that theism rather than Christianity exclusively is necessary for science. But leave that aside for a moment. The stark reality is that the post-Christian student does not want to win a debate but rather to cancel it.
Dawkins probably had no idea what would replace Christianity and, one guesses, he won’t like it.
Ken Francis, who sent the information about Dawkins’s speaker woes, also directs us to this clip, featuring Richard Dawkins hoping that Lawrence Krauss can make sense of a universe coming from nothing with Nobody in charge: