Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rioting and The Sound Of Silence

Professor Richard Dawkins is a man who never lets an event pass without comment, usually blaming religion for anything bad that happens. We have had six days of riots in the UK; Parliament recalled; MPs returning from holidays; police leave cancelled, 24 hour new coverage; the commentariat in overdrive from Right, Left and Centre to explain it all in terms of their particular worldview. It made the front pages of most Canadian broadsheets and was the most prominent story of national TV news for three consecutive days .

Yet not a peep from the eloquent and opinionated Professor Dawkins. A man with such moral courage that he could rouse himself to the streets to protest the arrival of a gentle theologian who currently holds the office of Bishop of Rome, yet not a word on riots or rioting.

Try googling it. Try any search engine you like. Zip. Nothing. Nil. Nada. Silence.

Curious, no?

3 Comments:

Blogger Patricius said...

Indeed.
Some surprise has been expressed regarding the varied social classes of those being charged in the courts.
I wonder if any are likely to attend church, synagogue or mosque each week. Doubt it.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well observed. It clearly does not suit his purposes to have an opinion. Strange. But then he is.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I would have thought an expert on the pecking order of chickens (the subject of his doctoral thesis) might have something useful to offer...

4:06 PM  

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