Dawkins Remarks about the Pope

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  1. #1 gwen
    September 23, 2010

    Dawkins is amazing, as usual! I find little to disagree with. I wonder how large the crowd was? I hope the vile pope goes home to his cubbyhole with his tail between is legs.

  2. #2 EnglishAtheist
    September 23, 2010

    Estimates I’ve read range from 10 – 15k. Due to time, the speech was cut short, but the full text is on Richard Dawwkins’ site:
    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/521113-ratzinger-is-an-enemy-of-humanity

    Sadly, it’s already getting misrepresented:
    http://furtherthoughtsfortheday.blogspot.com/2010/09/missing-point.html

  3. #3 baldywilson
    September 23, 2010

    gwen – official police estimate was that there were 12,000 of us. We only expected 1,000 or so at best, so it an astonishing turn-out.

    It may be worth mentioning that because there were so many of us, many of the speaker’s speeches – including this one – had to be cut short at the last minute. The full text of the speech Dawkins was going to give is on his website:

    http://richarddawkins.net/articles/521113-updated-ratzinger-is-an-enemy-of-humanity

  4. #4 baldywilson
    September 23, 2010

    Odd! EnglishAtheist’s post wasn’t there when I posted. Sorry for the duplicate!

  5. #5 Sam N
    September 23, 2010

    I especially like the part where Dawkins acknowledges Stalin as an atheist, then goes on to explain why that has no bearing whatsoever on his horrible deeds, and rather instead, requires some twisted thought to reach the conclusion that atheism would lead to such actions.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    September 23, 2010

    The guy’s good. He should write a book
    .