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Dawkins rips ‘sanctimonious prigs’ for ‘banning’ atheist students mocking Jesus

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has lashed out at a London university as “sanctimonious little prigs” after officials intimated two atheist students who were wearing T-shirts that mocked Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohamed. London School of Economics (LSE) students Abishek Phadnis and Chris Moos were first asked to cover up T-shirts…

Dawkins on Capitol Hill: ‘Ignoramus’ Christian creationists are holding America back

Secularists and skeptics Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker appeared on Capitol Hill on Monday to argue on behalf of support for science in the U.S. and a cultural move away from religious myths. The two men appeared on behalf of the Secular Coalition for America. A reporter asked Dawkins about…

Canadian radio host: Richard Dawkins would be the first atheist pope

Canadian radio host Michael Enright accused atheists of showing intolerance while imagining evolutionary biologist as their first pope, should atheists organize into their own secular church group. “Atheists are not being prosecuted or silenced. They are lovingly tended by media interviewers, me included, and their nuanced arguments are politely acknowledged,”…

Richard Dawkins: Humanity has a 50 percent chance of surviving until the next century

Richard Dawkins appeared on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” and told host Jon Stewart that the greatest threat to the human race as a species comes from the possibility of powerful technologies falling into the hands of religious fanatics. Dawkins was promoting his new book, a memoir titled…

Richard Dawkins defends ‘mild pedophilia’: Teacher putting hands down my shorts didn’t do ‘lasting harm’

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins refused to condemn sexual abuse he admitted to having suffered as a child in an interview with The Times magazine of England, Religion News Service reported on Tuesday. While he told the Times that an unidentified schoolmaster “pulled me on his knee and put his hand…

Reza Aslan: Atheist Richard Dawkins is ‘the worst kind of zealot’

When a video goes viral on the internet, you might expect it to feature a kitten dancing on a hippo, or Russell Brand telling an awards ceremony about breasts. Not a theologian putting a Fox News interviewer bang to rights on why he, a Muslim, had dared to write a…

Richard Dawkins criticized for saying Muslims have few Nobel prizes but ‘did great things in the Middle Ages’

Controversial scientist accused of ‘dressing his bigotry up as atheism’ following comments on social networking site The outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins was involved in an online Twitter row on Thursday after tweeting: “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages,…

Renowned atheist Richard Dawkins cracks penis joke in debate with retired Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

Britain’s most ardent atheist lost the encounter with former archbishop on paper – but he got laughs for his penis joke Despite serving as Oxford university’s professor for the public understanding of science for 13 distinguished years, his work as an ethologist and evolutionary biologist, not to mention his many…

Thousands of U.S. atheists turn out for ‘Reason Rally’

Thousands of atheists, agnostics and other non-believers turned out in the US capital on Saturday to celebrate their rejection of the idea of God and to claim a bigger place in public life. The Reason Rally, sponsored by 20 atheist, secular and humanist groups, was billed as a “coming-out” party in the heart…

Richard Dawkins: ‘Jesus would have been an atheist’

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins claims that given today’s knowledge of science, even Jesus would have questioned the existence of God if he were living today. “What about those Christians — and there are millions of them — who don’t have necessarily that hardened belief in creationism, for example, for whom…

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