How Dawkins is losing his own base, which is what matters
|July 31, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Culture, Atheism, News|
Further to: Whatever made Dawkins famous, he has lost it (We have it on good authority that some naturalist atheists have abandoned their principles and are abjectly praying to the Retirement Fairy. 😉 ), Damian Thompson observes at the UK Spectator,
It’s hard to deny that Dawkins’s ‘secular fundamentalism’ — as liberal commentators now describe it — makes for an embarrassing spectacle. When enraged pensioners pick fights with total strangers, one’s natural reaction is to go and sit somewhere else on the bus.
But Dawkins has not become any crazier in the intervening four years; he’s simply widened his attack on blind faith, as he sees it, to include Muslims and feminists.
In the process, he’s exposed a rich vein of hypocrisy in the Left — and, more significantly, an intellectual rift between hard-line and multiculturalist atheists. That rift is growing fast: non-believers, having exhausted their anti-Christian rhetoric, are turning on each other with the ferocity of religious zealots. Enjoy.
Actually, the downhill path might have began with the “elevator” episode in 2011. Remember that?: Dawkins is “kaput”? Due to a wee hours row in an elevator at a Skeptics convention? (A row he wasn’t even in?):
Feminist harridans blasted Dawkins as an evil man-pig. Dawkins tried to fight back, but his rhetorical skills were not up to the task of arguing with fellow atheists. The New Statesman figures Dawkins is kaput unless he repents and begs forgiveness.
He should have taken up William Lane Craig’s offer to debate. Then he’d have a new set to hang out with, who don’t care what happened in the elevator he wasn’t even in.
But it’s probably too late. By now, Dawkins just brings too much baggage with him, baggage that’s not even about the Darwinism that made him famous. By the way, readers,who have Darwin’s followers got now, who actually generates headlines? Makes Darwinism seem cool?
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