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Readers’ comments: Richard Dawkins helped make me a Christian


In response to Rolf Norfolk: Where Dawkins gets it so wrong about Leavers,

springmellon wrote:

Where Dawkins is wrong about Parliament:

We vote for representatives who have the time (and salary) to examine complicated economic and political issues thoroughly and give an informed vote.

Having had the pleasure of watching our parliamentarians in action over the past couple of weeks, I can only say the bulk of them are egotistical idiots who obviously have little or no fundamental understanding of the matters they pontificate and vote on.

More importantly, politicians are not qualified to answer the central question that was posed by the Referendum, which was: who should have the ultimate power to decide the laws the British people are forced to obey? That can only be answered by the people who must obey those laws. Dawkins sees the Referendum as a matter of economics when obviously it is was fundamentally about political power.

Alison Houston wrote:

The best thing about Richard Dawkins is that every time he opens his mouth or writes anything down a million more people realise what an egomaniacal, unimaginative, limited, shallow twerp he is.

I was mostly inspired to be confirmed as a Christian, rather than just being content to be a believer and church goer, after reading Roger Scruton and Peter Hitchens, but it was also in part an act of thumbing my nose at Richard Dawkins and his militant atheism.

Richie P wrote:

Boaty McBoatface was an ‘Up Yours’ to people like Dawkins who never listen, and a brilliant one at that. Not only was it humorous and non-violent, it’s almost as if it were designed to challenge and demonstrate the arrogance of elites, which it did when that particular referendum was ignored. Of course Dawkins would want something like HMS Attenbore or HMS Dawkins on the side of the bloody thing. The fact that representatives of those elites felt obliged to throw a bone to the plebs by grudgingly naming its tender Boaty is even more hilarious, and says far more about them than it does about the long-suffering public who recognised an excellent joke when it saw one!

IwasGnarth replied:

Exactly. I fear we grubby peasants are just not up to the standards demanded by our self-selecting elite. If we don’t buck our ideas up I suspect they won’t let us live in their country.

IwasGnarth wrote:

If Leave wins again, we should accept it with good grace and make the best of it.

A pity the remainers did not have the good grace to accept it the first time. We could have spent the last three and a half years getting on with the matter.

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