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IT'S NOT LUPUS!
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IT'S NOT LUPUS!

I used to hate Dawkins for the same reasons everyone else who answered here has. Then paganism got real smarmy and moronic and I was fed up. I saw solace in Dawkins, felt foolish to think he was arrogant, and accepted him as a flash of reason. I was pagan for 14 years, and for all I knew, there was a place known as ‘summerland’ where it was basically the Wiccan afterlife. I really had no theory of my own regarding a creation, or an afterlife. When I had enough of the nonsense and the unanswered questions filling my head… Read more »

one_cross_three_nails_forgiven
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one_cross_three_nails_forgiven

That’s a pretty insulting, pompous thing to say really.
God bless you

lexo80
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lexo80

Yeah, that sounds like the kind of annoyingly-pompous but unfortunately-probably-true thing that Dawkins is liable to say now and again.

However, I doubt he has to deal with the kind of wannabe teenage atheist you get on this site, the kind that just thinks that anything older than about 1980 is stupid and pointless and that therefore all those centuries of amazing religion-inspired music and art can be dismissed as a waste of time. Those people don’t annoy me as much as sanctimonious religious hypocrites – but sometimes it’s a close-run thing.

adam
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adam

we certanely have a higher IQ…

and richard dawkins is a fictional athiest in a couple of episodes from south park…

im a fan

miller
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miller

Dawkins writes in seriousness what the atheists of Bertrand Russell’s day would have thought foolish.
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misteramara
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misteramara

That is an interesting point, which I’m tempted to agree with. Imagine growing up being forced to wear red-tinted sunglasses all day, because everybody around you tells you you need them to see correctly. Then, later in life, you decide to remove them. What do you find? You can’t see right! The world all looks wrong! Is this because those people were right? Of course not. All those years of wearing the glasses have damaged your eyes, so you can’t see properly even if you take them off. In fact, you’ve got to the point where you actually do need… Read more »

Robin.S
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Robin.S

If Mr Dawkins actually said that, then he spoke through his underpants!

Jeancommunicates
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Jeancommunicates

What would Richard Dawkins know about a “higher consciousness” to anything? Conscience is a sense of right and wrong with an urge to do right. Totality of one’s thoughts and feelings, awareness. Repentance will get him a little higher consciousness. Repentance begins with a change of thought concerning sin.

2 Peter 2:12
“But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption”

Richard Dawkins must change his ways because his knees will bow to Jesus Christ.

andrew w
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andrew w

thay are thay can not be brainwashed

furiousblue
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furiousblue

Higher intellect maybe in some instances. And a greater degree of self-reliance and personal responsibility, perhaps. But I don’t think I’d use the term “higher consciousness”. It has connotations that take away from the point he’s trying to make.

buggerlugs_mctwattyknickers
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buggerlugs_mctwattyknickers

Amongst top phiosophers and theorists, the religious and non-religious appear to be of fairly equal intelligence (and insanity).

In the general population, though, athiests tend to be a bit more analytical and erudite (if somewhat more cynical).

I think claiming a higher level of consciousness is akin to claiming an evolutionary difference, which is probably overgilding the lilly, somewhat.

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PYLF

Impeyan: I think you meant “twit,” lol. I can’t believe they don’t blank out the word “twat.” My mother would have grounded me for weeks as a kid if I ever said that in public. Anyway, I think Richard Dawkins is a self-righteous piece of crap. It would be accurate, however, to say that his consciousness is higher up his [insert three-letter word here] than your average person. He’s one hell of a good writer, though. That being said, I think that atheists generally are more logical than theists. Of course, Dawkins assumes that “high consciousness” deals strictly with logic,… Read more »

EnglishBob
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EnglishBob

Theists shouldn’t be insulted by this remark, as it wasn;t intended to insult. Dawkins believes that mankind has moved beyond theistic world views to scientific and rational world views. Those who take the latter have, in evolutionary terms, moved on. And I agree.

kaboodle
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kaboodle

only in their own limited minds…
If you can only compare humanity with humanity as
he does, it can lead you to falsely believe that,
of course :0)
If God is in the “picture” you can see that any
“higher consciousness” is not possible without God!
Reach for the earth/temporal that will pass away or reach
for the imperishable!
That is the choice.

♥Angeltress♥
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♥Angeltress♥

Figures…
Isn’t he supposed to be some sort of “folk hero” to atheism?
And then they want to call people of faith arrogant and shallow…

Amazing.

Archy
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Archy

Yup, we see through the crap that is spewed by churches.

Bajingo
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Bajingo

I’m agnostic/atheist. I don’t know about ‘higher consciousness’, but I am conscious of much dishonesty/delusion in the field of religion, which brings me here, with questions…

itchy
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itchy

it seems that most atheists claim to think more about stuff while theists tend to take it all in stride, claiming it as faith. Everyone should think and try to reason out their own believes but Dawkins is obviously more trained in anti-apologetics arguments.
The problem with Christians is that most of them dont know why they believe what they believe. So atheists can easily discredit them

Gamla Joe
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Gamla Joe

Richard Dawkins is a pompous, self observed, jerk.
It is not a shock that he has been divorced twice.

If I were an atheist I would be truly embarrassed that a man with such poor character traits is viewed in the public as a promonate atheist.

suzie s
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suzie s

Richard Dawkins is in for one BIG shock when he gets to the other side.