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As I thumbed my way through the pages of "The God Delusion", a question dropped into my head. Does Richard Dawkins really exist?

Being a scientific and rational person, I decided that I wasn't going to just accept any old theory on this question. If Richard Dawkins exists, then I would need to be shown the proper evidence for it. Others can have their own superstitious beliefs, based on who-knows-what, but I would only be convinced by empirical science. If there is a Dawkins, why hasn't he shown himself to me?

David Anderson, David Anderson's Homepage 64 Comments [1/12/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Eris

What.

1/12/2007 4:19:22 PM

Matilde

A birth certificate and a number in the census is enough.

1/12/2007 4:22:03 PM

Star Cluster

The fundie equivalent of \"I know I am, but what are you?\" Different wording, same childish mentality.

1/12/2007 4:22:08 PM

Prager

Go to his website and see him in action.

1/12/2007 4:41:26 PM

heathen

go see richard dawkins speak, or watch him on tv, asshat

1/12/2007 4:49:02 PM

dykitty

The awesome stupidity of these cretins is astounding.

1/12/2007 4:55:14 PM

Savrin

Youtube

1/12/2007 5:22:45 PM

BurntBush

It really doesn't matter if he exists or not. Unless of course you were going to worship him, kill in his name, and judge people based on his writings regardless of any evidence to disprove it.

1/12/2007 5:26:21 PM

Madame Scarlet

What an idiotic comparison. For one, Richard Dawkins does not claim to be an invisible being in whom you have to have faith. There are ACTUAL pictures of him. There are recently published books written by him. There is no way of verifying that an ancient tome was written by someone nobody has ever seen or spoken to. Crazy people and people in myths don't count.

1/12/2007 5:28:38 PM

retrow

Biggest Strawman Evvvah!!!


1/12/2007 5:34:39 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

He doesn't need or want to. You can always write to him, though, or maybe visit his house, in order to obtain empirical evidence that he exists. Try doing that with a deity.

1/12/2007 5:47:50 PM

Sandman

Because Dawkins frankly does not care if you believe in him or not. For that matter, why hasn't your God shown himself to you...?

1/12/2007 5:50:26 PM

John

If he had never verifiably shown himself to anyone and people claimed it was because he was invisible, this might be a legitimate argument.

1/12/2007 6:03:37 PM

Trovore

Fair enough. PROVE your \"god\" exists.

Step 1: Kill yourself.
Step 2: If he exists meet him. Bring back a picture.

We'll be waiting.

1/12/2007 6:24:01 PM

szenah

No one is telling you that you'll be thrown into a lake of fire for not believing that Dawkins exists. No one really cares if you believe it or not.

The fact that there is way more evidence for the existence of Dawkins than there is for the existence of the biblegod should tell you something, though.

1/12/2007 6:37:16 PM

DarthFurious

Because you don't have enough FAITH you filthy heathen pinko-commie liberal femininazi materialist! If only you could submit yourself with humility to the Dawkins' profound wisdom and love, then maybe, just maybe, the Dawkins would grace you with his infinite love and justice.

But because you are an unbelieving whore, whose naughtiest parts are engorged with blood from you filthy fornications, the Dawkins will smite thee with his terrible vengeance, and thine descendants will slowly, very slowly, devolve back to the primordial ooze from which thy came.

1/12/2007 6:40:08 PM

Shell

Dude. Dawkins is more real than any of us. His wife was on Doctor Who! His wife was MARRIED to Doctor Who (in the form of Tom Baker)!

Anyone only one degree of separation (or would that be two?) from sleeping with Doctor Who must be super EXTRA real!

1/12/2007 6:52:18 PM

Mister Spak

I saw him on TV. Show me your giant man with a long white beard who lives on a cloud on TV.

1/12/2007 6:53:05 PM

The Watcher


1/12/2007 6:58:23 PM

Shell

HAWT!

1/12/2007 7:13:39 PM

McCulloch

Does Richard Dawkins really exist?

If Richard Dawkins does not really exist, are the arguments attributed to him any less valid? No.

Does the Triune God of Christianity really exist?

If God does not really exist, is the Bible any less valid? Yes.

If there is a Dawkins, why hasn't he shown himself to me?

Because you failed the entrance requirements for the university where he lectures.

1/12/2007 7:30:03 PM

Sungrazer

He obviously isn't serious. His write up is a parable warning of hyper-sceptism. Fair enough, but it drips with irony (creationists treatment of evolution). Also, as retrow noted, it's an extreme Strawman. The existence of Richard Dawkins is much more imminently provable than that of historical events and personas in the Bible.

1/12/2007 8:57:07 PM

Old Viking

Yeah, smart guy? Well you're going to wherever it is Richard Dawkins sends people who don't believe in him. Those who do believe will be saved.

1/12/2007 9:30:17 PM

Adrian

The fact that the book exists should be proof that Richard Dawkins exists as someone had to write it.

1/12/2007 11:45:27 PM

Papabear

\"As I thumbed my way through the pages of \"The God Delusion\", a question dropped into my head. Does Richard Dawkins really exist?\"

Well, pop that question on out of your head because I have seen Mr. Dawkins. Never saw God or Jesus though.


\"Being a scientific and rational person, I decided that I wasn't going to just accept any old theory on this question.\"

For being scientific and rational, you're off to a bad start.


\"If Richard Dawkins exists, then I would need to be shown the proper evidence for it. Others can have their own superstitious beliefs, based on who-knows-what, but I would only be convinced by empirical science.\"

Well then, trundle your sorry butt on out to one of his speaking appearances.


\"If there is a Dawkins, why hasn't he shown himself to me?\"

It is not up to him to appear to you. He doesn't claim to be an omni-present deity or any other supernatural being, he is but a man and that's all he claims to be.

If you need proof of his existance, go see him. Unlike your God, no one is claiming that Mr. Dawkins is invisible. Unlike your Jesus, Mr. Dawkins didn't die 2000 years ago.

1/13/2007 12:38:14 AM

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