High Atheist Priest Dawkins opposes rational dialogue and calls for Christians to be ridiculed and shown nothing but contempt
Palm Sunday is another occasion for liberals, atheists all, to attack Christ and the Church. When Dawkins, fool that he is, says “religious,” he means Christians. Like all atheists he lives in fear, fear that he is wrong and will be condemned, but like most atheists his vanity and self-deification will not allow him to consider he is not the master of his own fate.
You would think this high priest of so-called human wisdom would be calling for more dialogue, for atheists to appeal to reason and rational arguments to deliver Christians from their God delusions, that his atheist/socialist utopia may be realized. Yet, maybe like the Soviets, Chinese, Cubans and others of their ilk, he knows that at best he can only force people to deny Christ, while the faith in Him only grows stronger in persecution. These communist utopians could never wipe out the Christian faith, people are willing to face persecution and death for Jesus and that is why Dawkins can only hope that ridicule and demonstrations of contempt can lower the volume, silencing some of the weaker souls in the faith.
As most people by their words and actions are practical atheists and most liberals are openly hostile to Christ and the Church and as this gathering was in an atheist City, it seems ten thousand people is a pretty pathetic response to the call to the religion of atheism.
Depending on the source, between 10,000 and 30,000 atheists and agnostics (numbers are always multiplied manifold times for liberal gatherings) gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., last Saturday in the rain to “unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society,” according to the organizer’s website. Featured speakers at the Reason Rally included David Silverman, president of American Atheists; actor and “comedian” Bill Maher; magician/comedian Penn Jillette; and famous atheist (or agnostic, depending on the source) Richard Dawkins.
Rather than trashing religion, the Reason Rally was supposed to be a “positive experience” to celebrate “secular values” and motivate atheists to “become more active.” While that might sound reasonable, if you listen to Dawkins’s speech, you’d get a different impression.
Dawkins called on atheists and agnostics to “ridicule and show contempt” for the religious and their doctrines. The example he used was the Roman Catholic belief that the bread and wine of communion turns into the actual body and blood of Christ. He encouraged atheists to mock and ridicule the religious in public.
If Saturday’s gathering was a rally for reason, why didn’t Dawkins urge the crowd to reason with people of faith? His own words betray his contempt not just for Christians, but also for God. Isn’t it telling how strongly the godless embrace godlessness? One wonders why Dawkins, an intelligent man, would promote scorn instead of discourse. Perhaps he’s afraid of conviction.
Intelligent people should understand that faith and reason are not incompatible. Reason and revelation guide us. Christ made the bold assertion that He was the Son of God. We read about His miracles and His claim to forgive sin. We read about the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in Christ. We read the credible testimony of witnesses and other evidence that point to the truth of Christ’s claims. But beyond evidence, we acknowledge Christ as Savior through the Holy Spirit.
To the unbeliever, it all sounds absurd. Yet they have faith that a “mechanical, unplanned, unconscious,” and undirected force resulted in complex creatures with the capability to ponder their existence. Dawkins and the atheists suppress the truth of God, and they do so in unrighteousness. The Bible tells us that God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen and understood—His power and divine nature—and Dawkins and his fellow unbelievers are without excuse.