Bathroom Graffiti Musings: Richard Dawkins A Deity?

My recent post "The Royal Wedding, A Thoughtful Theologian and the Faith/Science Conundrum" stirred up, not surprisingly, some thoughtful and not so thoughtful (or respectful) readers' comments. Some readers mistook my article as an endorsement of Archbishop Williams' writings - it was not. Sadly, readers missed the opportunity to wish the happy couple a bright future.

I would like to share an antidote, prompted in a way that only bathroom wall graffiti could provide.

We've all seen them - those often profane, ludicrous scribbles on bathroom walls. Today I saw the following (Was it providence?)

Dawkins Is God

Referring, I presume, to Richard Dawkins, University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008 and author of the best selling book, "The God Delusion."

There you have it (don't take me seriously!)

With this in mind, or not, Richard Dawkin's interview of Archbishop Williams below is illuminating. You can watch it here, 4 min. 43 sec.


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I just re-read the comments thread on the Royal Wedding. *Nobody* accused you of endorsing his views. The nearest anyone got was post 5, which accused you of accommodationism of nonsense... which is, in fact, what you were doing. How can you be so dishonest?

Also, the idea that anyone has to use your pitiful blog as an arena to wish Will and Kate a happy wedding - as if they're reading - is hilarious.

By Ewan Macdonald (not verified) on 22 Apr 2011 #permalink

I enjoy your blog, for its 'wee' story gems and its calm humour. I had to laugh at the crabbiness of Mr MacDonald above. I can only imagine him snarling his way through an otherwise pleasant day.

Thanks for giggle, Ewan.

By William Scott Scherk (not verified) on 03 May 2011 #permalink