Dawkins in Lynchburg VA (part 1) The God Delusion

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PART 1: Richard Dawkins reads excerpts from The God Delusion and answers questions at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia on October 23, 2006. This Q&A features many questions from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty “University” students.

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WayneLynch69 says:

Dawkin’s “Scientific atheism” is nakedly refutable—especially by my videos.
As the saying goes: “you’d need a heart of stone, not to laugh out loud” at the intellectual impecunity of the “SA’s”.

WayneLynch69 says:

1st & 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics disallow both eternal AND spontaneous heat (existence). NO scientist challenges those “Laws”…success would retire the Nobel prize. Dawkins says God is subject to infinite regress, but NO evidence exists the universe conforms to it—WHY GOD!?
“Irreducible complexity would wreck the theory of evolution” (Dawkins). But the evanescence non-life to life is not only ‘ic’ (no “1/2” life), but is in NO WAY “better adapted to immediate local environment” (DARWIN)

waiotahi52 says:

In spite of the idiocy,misquotes,misunderstand­­ings,outright lies,insults,passages from long dead religious books,scientific wonders,Quantum’s, amazing displays of ignorance,in spite of this mans IQ,colleagues, qualifications, arguments, wit, sarcasm or proofs unending, I still believe there is a God.
Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument
About it and about: but evermore
Came out by the same door where in I went. Omar Khayyam
As-Salāmu `Alaykum

waiotahi52 says:

An odd thing to work out here, everyone has 2 parents 4 grandparents 8.. and so on. By the time you get back to the 1300s you have 80 billion ancestors.The old grains of rice on a chess board trick. Why doesn’t it work out like that? I am amazed quite frankly that the simple comment of ‘why can’t there be a God has had so many negative votes.

Vortex93 says:

Well there could be a God, but there isn’t proof for it, one thing we know for sure is that the God of the bible isn’t real, because it is so against reality, such as it says we human are 6000 years old, while we are about 100 000 years old. There never was flood as big as the Noah’s flood and we could have never come from 2 person (Adam and Eve), according to science we came from a small population.

Vortex93 says:

Oh thanks man, but we both know there isn’t hell.

Zanewv says:

Sorry, i’m not. But enjoy hell. Hope it works out for you!

Vortex93 says:

You’re delusional

jg martn says:

If you believe in god (and I spell it with lower case because ‘god’ is more of a thing than a being), then prove it. DO NOT ask for proof that it doesn’t exist because you’re lending that there is more evidence for god than the opposite, which is false. Use your brain, people.

waiotahi52 says:

Can’t argue with that.:-)

Zanewv says:

Whatever.

JeiJozefu says:

At least he can spell.

itzahazylife says:

There could be. But, that’s besides the point..

waiotahi52 says:

Why can’t there be a God?

Zanewv says:

God is not a dillusion, dawkins is dillusional.

ErnilEnNaur says:

Then you are grateful to someone who makes atheists look both angry and ignorant and trust me when I say, that is not a good combination. Dawkins’ anti-religious talks and books are simply filled to the brim with misunderstandings and flawed arguments. We are talking about a man here, who cannot differentiate between CONcept and PERcept (The God Delusion, chapter three: the argument from degree). He is an embarassment to all thinking atheists and theists alike. The man’s a fool.

2126Eliza says:

I’ve come across some so-called atheists who say Dawkins is ignorant or an impostor. I can’t tell if Britain is inundated with a different Dawkins, or if maybe his critics are impostors, angry not at him but their inability to maintain faith. A true atheist would certainly be grateful to him. I know I am.

luderudecrude says:

Which philosophy did he create Mr. CAPSLOCK? Do you mean the one where he orders his followers to eradicate a village of everyone except the virgin women? Or the one where he orders those that didn’t believe in him to be brought before him and executed? Which one of those 2 are the most important one?

Kingdomhearts143134 says:

I metaphor that I like to use is: Making a word for a person who does not believe in God is like making a word for a person who does not play golf.

luderudecrude says:

I know, and I agree he is important, but I get really offended when someone says atheism is a religion, as we don’t have evidence for everything we stand for, that our lack of belief is somehow equivalent to their belief. So when you say he is the pope, it lends credence to the idea that atheism is a religion. Do you really want Dawkins equated to Ratzinger, who was a nazi?

Kingdomhearts143134 says:

He is not actually the Pope of Atheist. Its just a metaphor that I consider him one of our most important atheist.

luderudecrude says:

Don’t call Dawkins the pope of anything, i think he would likely be offended by this. I know I certainly am. I am constantly fighting the idea that atheism is a religion

Kingdomhearts143134 says:

=As education level goes up, the percent of atheists in that group does as well.
Atheists are at a higher percent in collage level education rather than just high school education. It seems the more a person is educated, the more likely they are atheist.
This location is in a university, if he did this on a random street in Lynchburg, the crowd would not like him.

ErnilEnNaur says:

To make such a claim requires knowledge about both of our IQs, which you do not possess. Of course, making claims without knowledge is what Dawkins fans are all about. And Dawkins fans are mostly atheists, dumb ones, god bless them.

Kingdomhearts143134 says:

His intelligence is much higher than yours.
Did you know, an atheist is more likely to be in higher education like college, than any other belief. That sort of disproves your claim about the average atheist.

ErnilEnNaur says:

If the average atheist has any brains at all, he/she will reject this. Dawkins is one of the most ignorant leaders of the so-called new atheist movement, he is an embarassment to all true thinkers.

JulkerReviews says:

i hope this is a joke, do you believe before the birth was BC, and years continued after he died, so the years he lived didn’t have time?? btw this is a joke

TheGiftOfLife says:

Dawkins is an ARROGANT know-it-all. Hes extremely UPSET with God because he WANTS TO KNOW IT ALL and is pissed that GOD did not make us ALL KNOWING…..

Dawkins is so angry that he dosent even realize that HE IS EVE….and wants to BE LIKE GOD and KNOW IT ALL! the man needs to humble himself

shmellyx says:

Like i have heard dawkins say before if you were born in india you would be most likely a hindu and christians and there faith would be wrong ?.

Kingdomhearts143134 says:

I Declare Richard Dawkins the the Pope of Atheists

jacintohijo says:

this is true, but Jesus Christ is the most important agent of history. Jesus divided history.
That’s all!

Chrisisist says:

The philosophy of loving and caring for one another was not invented by Jesus… He just encouraged it. And that some guy talked about loving and caring for one another does not make him the son of god, nor does it prove the existence of god.

jacintohijo says:

Jesus Christ created the world’s MOST IMPORTANT PHILOSOPHY.
This does not indicate that He lived?
This does not indicate the existence of God ??

Chrisisist says:

It indicates that christianity has had a great influence over the last two centuries. Humans have divided the counting of time in this way because of religion. It has nothing to do with god.

jacintohijo says:

“God does not exist”?

But history was divided into before and after Christ!

This does not indicate the existence of God ??

arceadrian24 says:

God doesn’t exist …get over it…lol

jacintohijo says:

Follow in numbers the atheism in the world:

STALIN killed 100 million people: it was an atheist!

POL POT killed 2.5 million Cambodians: was an atheist!

FIDEL CASTRO glared at paredon 17 THOUSAND Cubans: was an atheist!

CHE GUEVARA killed alone 300 people: was an atheist!

KIM JON IL killed more than 1 million Koreans: was an atheist!

MAO TSE TUNG killed 70 million chinese: was an atheist!

LENIN killed 20 million people: it was an atheist! ….

We need MORE ATHEISTS ???

cabot2jville2010 says:

other than the bible and extremely later on writings there’s nothing on the guy so i don’t even believe a man that portrays jesus existed. there were plenty of “messiah” claimers at the time but one that fits jesus’s persona i doubt existed, just a story

Dave Cee says:

It was a lie

TrunkMonkey3000 says:

Well true especially those northern nations. But I wasn’t making a big deal out of it, it’s just kind of something I said. Kind of like how America is based on and resembles the democracies of Greece and Rome.

Dave Cee says:

No it isn’t, almost half of European Union nation’s were never apart of the Roman Empire

TrunkMonkey3000 says:

Well absolutely, there’s a lot of differences between the empires of the world. But there’s also many many similarities. They usually fall apart when they are usurped from within through greed, violence and immorality. Just like what’s going on in Greece. America is also experiencing many of the same problems. The Middle East has many countries falling one by one and new religious dictators being brought in. China is just growing and growing, which is not good because China is horrific.

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