The 48 Minute Al-Jazeera Interview with Atheist Scientist Richard Dawkins(where Islam,among other Religions,is Criticized)
Posted: 03 Jul 2013
He is a British scientist,the most famous atheist in the world, who has written books about evolution,intelligent design and religion.He is also an atheist and his most popular book is The God Delusion (2006)
.His other notable books are:
1.The Selfish Gene(1976),where he introduces the idea of the “meme” and has a gene-centered view of evolution
2.The Blind Watchmaker (1986),which is about evolution and against the idea of Intelligent Design,he argues against the analogy of the watchmaker.
The Watchmaker Analogy
It was proposed by William Paley (1743-1805), a British theologian,in his book Natural Theology.It is an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms.He said that if we go to the countryside and find a watch nobody would conclude the different materials of nature had over time spontaneously combined,at random,to form a watch.There was a creator and designer.
About Douglas Murray
Now there is another famous English atheist,and also ex-Christian,called Douglas Murray,and he is notable for his opposition to Islam.He recently wrote an e-book called “Islamophilia”(2013).
This year Al-Jazeera interviewed Dawkins on religion and Murray has written a negative review of it regarding how Dawkins spoke about Islam.Not that Dawkins was not critical but he seemed afraid of offending Muslims.
In the Jewish Chronicle (February 24,2013) Douglas Murray wrote an article called “Facing Uncomfortable Truths” where he says:
“In a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of “the Old Testament” is “hideous” and “a monster”, and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character “in fiction”. Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: “Well, um, the God of the Koran I don’t know so much about.”
How can it be that the world’s most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident opinions on the Christian and Jewish Gods, could profess to know so little about the God of the Koran? Has he not had the time? Or is Professor Dawkins simply demonstrating that most crucial trait of his species: survival instinct.”
Here is the complete article:
Here is the interview
Two other articles with videos about Dawkins
“Video where Richard Dawkins,Famous Atheist Scientist, who is Anti-Islam,calls it a Great Evil”
“Video where Richard Dawkins,Famous Atheist Scientist,says he is a “Cultural Christian”
To verify the Koranic citations to be cited go to quranbrowser.com, which has:
1.Six translations by Muslims.
2.Four translations by Non-Muslims.
3.The text in Arabic,with Latin letters.