Skip to comments.Richard Dawkins Talks Religion, Science, and Why He Thinks Obama’s an Atheist with Bill Maher
Posted on 10/26/2013 3:57:44 AM PDT by markomalley
Oxford professor and celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins joined Bill Maher Friday night to talk about his personal evolution from theism to atheism, why a scientific view of the universe does not entail a series of random events, and which public figures he believes are secretly atheists.
Maher and Dawkins agreed that people like them are often called militant atheists, when, in fact, the real problem people have with them is their clarity and how steadfast they are on these issues. Dawkins acknowledged he used to be religious, adding, When I became a man I put away childish things.
Dawkins dispelled some truly erroneous myths about science and atheism, said that something as simple as a sneeze can change the fabric of human history, and shared this colorful metaphor for the creationists.
If you believe that the world is only 6000 years old, as some of these people do, given that the true age of the earth is 4.6 billion years, its equivalent to believing the width of North America is eight yards.
Maher asked Dawkins if he subscribes to Mahers theory that Pope Francis is an atheist. Dawkins said, Im sure Obama is an atheist, Im sure Kennedy was an atheist, but I doubt if Pope Frank is. He said the fact this new Pope is nice is dangerous, because he still subscribes to the same religious system as previous Popes, just with a softer tone.
Al Sharpton shot back, I think he makes it harder for atheists to dismiss religious people as being people that are so in the past and limited and dont think.
Maher concluded, Gay marriage, pot, religions the next one to fall.
Watch the video below, via HBO:
What is that about a broken clock...?
Al Sharpton for the defense. [Groan]
Big Al makes even the atheist sound logical. But, his jive keeps him from paying millions in taxes.
It’s the same jive that keeps all of them from paying taxes.
The older I get, the more I observe of nature and life, the more convinced I am that the chances of the complexity of life developing from chance, trial and error, random errors, chemical combinations that work is nil.
If believers Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein were alive today, Dawkins would be shown to be an intellectual joke by comparison....
These may help your "Dawkins & Maher wannabes" friends and acquaintances to come to the same conviction.
("a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters eventually produced this entire post." /s)
Homosexuality, drug abuse, atheism. It doesn't add up to a grand unified theory of atheism, but Maher is on to some important synergies.
Obama is no Atheist, he is a Muslim.
Which is practically the same thing.
Obama is a man who believes in another man called Mohammed, Much like a Hitler youth believes in Hitler who was another evil man.
it’s always right 2 times per day. 0 is not satan, maybe his forerunner, thus an antichrist.
Obama is one of satan’s minions posing as an atheist!!!
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