Put this guy next to a video of a fundamentalist Christian and watch them synch up. Same logic-free arguments against atheism, same "only my people's problems matter" attitude, and of course random shots at evolution that go nowhere. There's hardly any real difference between the two groups, no wonder they hate each other.
Of course, Dawkins' solution of "well, we'll just get rid of religion, and we'll start with the incredibly hardcore fundies like this guy here" is just as silly as anything else (though thankfully less violent.) Both he and crazy muslim guy think the solution to all life's problems is "get rid of the people whose worldview differs from mine."
It's not true that are both trying to get rid of "people whose worldviews are different".
One is trying to get rid of one particular worldview through reasoned if sometimes impolite arguments and debates.
The other is actually willing to get rid of the people, in order to get rid of other worldviews. It doesn't matter that lots of people think both are radical, they still aren't equivalent.
"If we've all got to live together, it's not going to be helped if there are people of very strong faith who simply know they're right and are not amenable to argument."
And you get out of this that he wants to just "get rid of" PEOPLE? That's utterly ridiculous. Dawkins certainly proposes that we "get rid of religion," but how you make the leap to "[by] "get[ting] rid of the people whose worldview differs from mine" is beyond me.
Religion aside, what I found really interesting was that the muslim guy couldn't comprehend that "women dress themselves". It's a completely incomprehensible idea to him that a woman might have a mind of her own.
I think the problem with most religions is they tend to be terribly patriarchal in nature.
That guy is a bad listener.
In a slight defense of Crazy Muslim Extremist #1,000,000, I've heard this interview has been edited out of context with the questions. It's just a rumor, and it doesn't hold much water. The way that it's shot, the panning from Dawkins to the intervieweé, lends it a lot of credibility. This guy is just absolutely out of his mind.
He's so far into the extremist mindset (justifying murder, hardcore religious rhetoric), and I think it stems from some kind of self-loathing guilt (of his Jewish ethnicity). He sees a desperate, almost laughably absurd cycle of death and destruction, and he feels radical Islam is the answer. Well, guess what? IT'S NOT.
There is no easy answer. Thank you, I am now Jesus and this is my compound.
Jesus...what a serious fucktard.
"Hello, I think that religion might make people angry and crazy. What do you think?"
"RRRAAARRGGGHHH SO MANY JEWS AND GAYS AND WOMEN MAKE BRAIN ALL PAINY.....MMUST DESTROY AND ANGER"
"Well, thank you for proving my point!"
Must... Stamp... Out... Religion!
religion is not the issue here, idiots like mohammed finklestein here are
dawkins is a smart man but its not religion its mankind and its natural inclination to establish order and boundaries thats the real story
if not christianity vs islam we'd have the united atheist alliance vs the united atheist league ;-D
regardless on this vid dawkins>jewbergdouche
dawkins...DO THAT HEADBUTT
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