Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Hate speech against Christianity from bigoted atheist Dawkins
Recently Richard Dawkins, a leading British "intellectual" ramped up his abuse of Christianity by claiming that a Catholic upbringing was a form of child abuse.
I was appalled by such offensive speech but was at a loss about what to say in commentary about it, seeing I am myself an atheist. I did however give my son a Catholic education which he greatly enjoyed. And even though he too has arrived at atheism in his adulthood (without any urging from me) he was recently pleased to go as godfather to a little boy at a Catholic Christening -- so he still has respect for the religion.
I rather regretted being stuck for how to respond to Dawkins as I have seen no reponse from anybody else to his disgusting claims. That deficiency has now, however, been more than made up by an excellent response from Melanie Phillips, who is a Jew. I have just headlined her commentary on my POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH blog. That it should be left to an atheist and a Jew to respond to Dawkins would however seem to be a sad commentary on how battered British Christians now feel.