The Evolution of Richard Dawkins, the Rock Star of Neo-Atheism

RichardDawkinsDavid Gibson writes on Politics Daily:

Is Richard Dawkins getting soft? It’s hard to believe that the leading exponent of a brash new school of pugnacious atheism would somehow, miraculously, transform into the soul of charity. But consider the evidence:

Dawkins says, for one thing, that he is tired of rehashing the forceful — many would say withering — arguments against religion he made in his bestselling book, The God Delusion, and he objects to his frequent portrayal as a gratuitous provocateur.

“I’m not really that at all,” he told me during a recent stopover in New York to promote his latest book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Dawkins almost sounds hurt by the criticism. “That’s propaganda made up by religious opponents, I’m afraid. They love this word ‘strident.’ They always call me ‘strident and shrill.’ I’m not the least bit strident or shrill.”

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  • radiac

    God bless him

  • Anonymous

    This quote from David Gibson is plain old trash. And Dawkins is not and has not ever been strident or shrill. Just because you don’t like what he is saying doesn’t mean he is being unpleasant in the way he is saying it. To the contrary I’ve never seen nothing but respect and well mannered from Dawkins when he’s being interviewed or debated against.

  • anlek

    This quote from David Gibson is plain old trash. And Dawkins is not and has not ever been strident or shrill. Just because you don't like what he is saying doesn't mean he is being unpleasant in the way he is saying it. To the contrary I've never seen nothing but respect and well mannered from Dawkins when he's being interviewed or debated against.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Dawkins is a self righteous ass. An anthropocentrist pig.

  • Wanooski

    Dawkins is a self righteous ass. An anthropocentrist pig.

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