Monday, December 22, 2014

Peshawar Pakistan massacre 16/12/14 - Richard Dawkins equates Taliban to Nazism

 On 16th December 2014 the Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar killing 141 students and teachers.

What we know:

Violent faith-heads really believe what they say they believe. You think you know what they believe better than they do? How patronising.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) December 18, 2014

In 2001 after 9/11 Dawkins said:
'Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. Revealed faith is not harmless nonsense, it can be lethally dangerous nonsense. Dangerous because it gives people unshakeable confidence in their own righteousness. Dangerous because it gives them false courage to kill themselves, which automatically removes normal barriers to killing others. Dangerous because it teaches enmity to others labelled only by a difference of inherited tradition. And dangerous because we have all bought into into a weird respect, which uniquely protects religion from normal criticism. Let's now stop being so damned respectful!'

Michael Shermer said:

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