which of course militant atheists will then reply "We're not saying that religion is the root of ALL evil, just 99%!!"
Yeah, good plan; except for the fact that all the other wars have killed billions more than religion ever has. And then atheists will claim that "Religion makes good people do bad things", which is also bull, because every person, no matter how noble, has done many bad things in their lives.
What most annoys me about Dawkins is that whenever you challenge him of his claims, and say that he hasn't done a bit of fucking research, so he doesn't really have the right to say that christian morality is "doing good things because you're scared god will zap you", he will say something along the lines of "god is as real as leprechauns; you don't need evidence to disprove the existence of leprechauns do you?"
Except we're not trying to prove or disprove the EXISTENCE of a God -- we're trying to figure out whether or not most christians worship "god" as "a homicidal, genocidal, fratricidal, racist, xenophobic bully". I mean, imagine if someone said leprechauns were Tall, Dark-Skinned Men that give you free Whiskey if you find them. Wouldn't you be offended, even though you don't believe in leprechauns?
And while we're on the subject of comparing God to fairytales... Dawkins claims that raping a child is nowhere near as bad as telling them that they're going to hell.
Is this akin to saying that being murdered is nowhere near as bad as being told that the bogeyman will get you?
Richard Dawkins: OMFG!! how dare you bring up religion in a school! talking about hell in a setting that doesn't rip on christians is worse than rape! being a christian is just like being a schizophrenic, you're barking mad! Without religion there would be no holocaust!!
Guy: Well, religion does create alot of conflict, but sometimes conflict can create good things. like even though the holocaust killed 6 million people, it also encouraged the creation of the UN Bill Of Rights which has protected a billion people from being prosecuted. And religion can be used as a safer method to inflict conflict because it brings both social change but keeps people bandied together, which stops society from breaking down.
Dawkins: You crazy delusional jesus-freak!! I suppose you support Al Queda and the Ku Klax Klan too, don't you, you little nazi?!?
He wrote an essay called Viruses of the Mind, referring to religion. He calls believers, faith-sufferers, and disparages even those who are tolerant of others' faith. He thinks they are a large part of the problem.
Dawkins also has a cult following of militant fanboys who dream about him on the internet and this will become apperant when you see the thumbs down on my definition
Consistently the subject of fanatical religious attacks, which claim him to be equally dogmatic. Most of these criticisms come from uneducated or tactless Christian apologists, who have read very little of his material and understand little about atheism and/or biology.
Has never claimed to be dogmatic, but insists that he answers to reason alone. This is a contextually correct statement when you look at his accusers. Most of his critics choose to willfully submit to religion, God, and Jesus, based on their "strong spiritual and Biblical evidence." Such people are universally panned as "Jesusfreaks."
Is a leading figure of the atheist movement which includes Hitchens, Dennet, and Harris. Is also the subject of Urban Dictionary attacks by Christian dogmatists who have never picked up a book beside the Bible.
Richard Dawkins just busted out a can of intellectual kick-ass on that creationist.
He believes humans are innately moral because it's in the interest of our selfish genes which compete to replicate, but when we are bad it's because of religion.