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Richard again.

Postby zilch » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:27 am

I may have posted this before. But it's very funny. NSFW.

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Re: Richard again.

Postby Jessica » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:35 pm

Absolutely marvellous! There is nothing quite as hilarious as a frustrated fundie. The way Prof Dawkins reads them in a level, educated, unflappable British accent adds to it. I especially liked the way he didn't know what a beeotch was. The genius academic had to ask his American crew how to say it.
Some of the insults were quite imaginative. The ones than made me laugh the most were the 'I hope you die in a plane crash or a flame thrower accident' and the way the good Prof read out, 'I hope you get cancer, or something like that' in a calm, descriptive tone.
Thank you for reminding me of these Love Letters to Richard Dawkins, zilch. I'd almost forgotten them.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?Then he is not omnipotent.Is he able, but not willing?Then he is malevolent.Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? (Epicurus circa:300 BC)
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Re: Richard again.

Postby zilch » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:17 am

Yes, Dawkins is very funny. He's a good showman and a clear thinker.
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Re: Richard again.

Postby BaldySlaphead » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:48 am

Except on Twitter, where he's an absolute arse. He's not good at expressing himself in 140 characters at all.
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Re: Richard again.

Postby zilch » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:09 am

Dawkins does have a nasty streak, but he makes up for it.
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Re: Richard again.

Postby BaldySlaphead » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:29 pm

I don't even think it's always that he's being nasty, it's that he's trying to make arguments that require nuance in a medium that hasn't the capacity for it, and consequently tweets things that he should have realised were open to misinterpretation.

However, sometimes he is just a dick.
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Re: Richard again.

Postby zilch » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:48 pm

Yep. But sometimes being a dick is entertaining.
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