Taking information about faith from RD is like taking information about blacks from the KKK.
(Original post by aljolson)
I have always thought that Faith was an acceptable reason for theism, but I found this quote by Dawkins today, and no longer think faith is legitimate.
"Faith is powerful enough to immunize people against pity, forgiveness, to decent human feelings. It even immunizes them against fear, if they honestly believe that a martyr's death will send them straight to heaven."
Faith allows all the terrible things that religion causes, what do you think?
The guy has no objectivity (that's why the fool ignores China, Soviets and the many wars that have claimed the lives of most and have had little to do with faith) and has a very poor in depth knowledge of religions themselves.
And the last part it sounds like he's talking about the Mujahideen. May God bless them, as a Soviet General once said; "How do you defeat an enemy that looks down the barrel of your gun and see's paradise?" - and that is why Afghan wasn't conquered, why the Crusaders never won, why the Mongols could not advance further, why Gaddafi was toppled, why Assad will be toppled and where much of histories tyrants who would've shaped the world for the worst, were taken down.
Faith has helped humanity in the worst of situations (including the advancements of civilization, Islamic/Jewish Golden age as an example), and RD is to biased to ever admit that.
Last edited by Perseveranze; 02-06-2012 at 17:42.