Essay: Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?
On May 14, 2011, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a news story entitled Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God. In The Daily Telegraph article Dr. Daniel Came, a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University, was quoted as writing to fellow atheist Richard Dawkins concerning his refusal to debate Dr. William Lane Craig: "The absence of a debate with the foremost apologist for Christian theism is a glaring omission on your CV and is of course apt to be interpreted as cowardice on your part."
To help answer this question, consider this excerpt from Richarddawkins.net that was quoted from a column at Independent.ie:
"So Mary Kenny thinks that there are more atheist men than women, and that this is the result of some sort of attempt at overt manliness on their part. She really must try to pay attention - to Richard Dawkins, for example whom one could hardly describe as being the epitome of machismo."
Señor Dawkins is not the epitome of machismo? Why might this be the case? Was this unfortunate situation caused by nature? Was it caused by nurture? Is it merely a reflection of his free will?
One of the definitions of machismo is an "exhilarating sense of power or strength". Concerning Richard Dawkins' work, it would be very difficult for Señor Dawkins to have and exhilarating sense of power or strength. Polling in 2006 indicates that less than half of the US and British populace accept the evolutionary paradigm as the best description for the development of life. In addition. polling indicates that the evolutionary paradigm is losing public support in the United States.
Although Dawkins declared that he was an agnostic in 2006 and 2012, in 2002 Richard Dawkins publicly argued for the position of militant atheism and claimed that he will not feel anything after death (see also: Ex-atheists). In other words atheists, the former militant atheist Richard Dawkins retreated into the wimpy position of agnosticism. Of course, given the great wealth of proof and evidence for Christianity, this is certainly not surprising. Agnostics often call themselves "weak atheist". Of course, weakness is antithetical to machismo!
Also, Señor Dawkins' New Atheism campaign has not had much of an impact in terms of gaining new adherents to atheism. In a March 10, 2008 USA Today article Stephen Prothero declared the following regarding the impact of the "New Atheism":
|“|| Numbers lie, but they also tell tales untrustworthy and otherwise. So the key question stirring around the much discussed U.S Religious Landscape Survey released in late February by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is what tale does it state about the state of the union.
For some, the story of this survey, based on interviews in multiple languages with more than 35,000 adults, is the strength of American Religion.
Not too long ago, I wrote that American atheism was going the way of the freak show. As books by Christopher Hitchens and other "new atheists" climbed the best seller lists, I caught a lot of flak for that prophecy. But atheist make up only 1.6% of respondents to this survey....
A prime reason for the ineffectiveness of the "New Atheism" is the shallowness of its material. For example, even atheist philosopher Michael Ruse stated that Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion made him "embarrassed to be an atheist".
Evidently, Señor Dawkins books do not appear to be having much of an impact among the public or the intelligentsia which must make Señor Dawkins feel impotent - especially when he compares his personal impotence to God's omnipotence. On the other hand, if Señor Dawkins converted to Christianity he could step out of the mire of impotency and receive power from on high.
Secondly, it is hard to believe that Señor Dawkins has machismo because his work is so filled with pseudoscience. Within the evolutionary science community and the creation science community, Richard Dawkins has faced charges of engaging in pseudoscience and has also faced charges of committing elementary errors.
The website True Free Thinker notes:
|“|| Moreover, note that with regards to “assertions without adequate evidence” evolutionary biologist and geneticist, Prof. Richard Lewontin, referenced Carl Sagan’s list of the “best contemporary science-popularizers” which includes Richard Dawkins. These authors have, as Lewontin puts it, “put unsubstantiated assertions or counterfactual claims at the very center of the stories they have retailed in the market.” Lewontin specifically mentions “Dawkins’s vulgarizations of Darwinism” (find details here and here).
Even renowned evolutionary biologists H. Allen Orr, David Sloan Wilson, and Massimo Pigliucci have called into question the power that Dawkins once had as an intellectual, since he has made elementary errors in The God Delusion.
As far as the social science of history, Richard Dawkins has engaged in historical revisionism when it comes to the mass murders committed by atheists. In addition, in 2010, the journal Nature featured an interview with the evolutionist, biologist, and atheist David Sloan Wilson who criticized Richard Dawkins for denying the evidence for the societal benefits of religion.
Many of Richard Dawkins detractors are conservative Christians which is not surprising. The Wall Street Journal reported: "A comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians." In the United States, CBS News reported in October of 2005 that the Americans most likely to believe only in the theory of evolution are liberals.
- 1 Current state of atheism/skepticism clearly shows that Señor Dawkins lacks machismo!
- 2 Richard Dawkins admits he is a weak atheist!
- 3 World weighs Richard Dawkins in the balance and finds him wanting!
- 4 Richard Dawkins commentary on Mary the Mother of Jesus
- 5 Señor Dawkins' intellectual bunny hole
- 6 Por favor Señor Dawkins! Less ruses and more machismo!
- 7 Richard Dawkins and the troublesome Hispanic ladies
- 8 Ladies have below average interest in Richard Dawkins?
- 9 Improving Señor Dawkins' machismo
- 10 Señor Dawkins' humbling by Rabbi Boteach and the self induced mucho grande humiliation
- 11 The best way for Señor Dawkins to gain mucho machismo!
- 12 Note to kind and thoughtful ladies who want to see Richard Dawkins have machismo
- 13 News Update
- 14 Three Olés to the Christian YouTube Channel Shockofgod - Olé! Olé! Olé!
- 15 Rebecca Watson vs. boorish atheists men: Epic atheist battle of the sexes
- 16 Don't miss out on these pictures with captions!
- 17 Antonym of machismo
- 18 Proof and evidence that atheism is true
- 19 Are atheists smarter than the average bear?
- 20 Does Thunderf00t lack machismo?
- 21 See also
- 22 External Links
- 23 References
Current state of atheism/skepticism clearly shows that Señor Dawkins lacks machismo!
In 2012, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) reported that globally every day there are 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day and 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day.
The American Spectator declared:
|“||The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding."||”|
Richard Dawkins admits he is a weak atheist!
Needless to say, weak atheist do not have as much machismo as Bible believers. Previously, Richard Dawkins advocated militant atheism which has even less machismo than weak atheism (see: Irreligion and superstition and New Atheism leadership's problem with excess weight).
World weighs Richard Dawkins in the balance and finds him wanting!
Richard Dawkins commentary on Mary the Mother of Jesus
|“||The atheist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins just referred to Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a ‘submissive cosmic doormat’...||”|
Señor Dawkins' intellectual bunny hole
See also: Atheism and cowardice
It is very hard to believe Señor Dawkins has the conviction that his work can withstand scrutiny. For example, it is time for Señor Dawkins to debate Dr. William Lane Craig and stop dodging this debate. It is time for Señor Dawkins to erase the embarrassing Rabbi Boteach debate loss and the truly embarrassing events that surrounded it through an attempted debate victory. The deep shame that Señor Dawkins obviously must feel about the Rabbit Boteach debate and the events surrounding it, could be replaced with strong feelings of masculinity and bravado even if Señor Dawkins lost the debate which he would inevitably do (Rabbi Boteach has given Mr. Dawkins an opportunity to debate him again so Mr. Dawkins could gain back some of his manhood, but Richard Dawkins has yet to take him up on his most generous and kind offer). Now setting aside the unpleasantness of the Rabbi Boteach debate for a moment, it is also time for Richard Dawkins to debate Dinesh D'Souza. And it is most certainly time for Richard Dawkins to debate Creation Ministries International.  Now granted, it will be quite humbling for Dawkins to lose all these debates, but at least Señor Dawkins can claim to possess a measure of machismo. Of course, if Señor Dawkins published fine works in the field of Christian apologetics, Señor Dawkins would have great confidence his work could withstand scrutiny and he wouldn't have to spend so much time in his "intellectual bunny hole" hiding from strong debaters of the opposition. It is very sad to see the machismo challenged Señor Dawkins hide in his wretched intellectual bunnyhole when he could do so much better.
Por favor Señor Dawkins! Less ruses and more machismo!
See also: Atheism and cowardice
Señor Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that he will not debate creationists. Yet, Richard Dawkins debated the theist John Lennox who adheres to the position of intelligent design. According to Richard Dawkins, intelligent design is a form of creationism/creation science. Therefore, Richard Dawkins is not consistent and trustworthy concerning his assertion that he will not debate creationists (for more information please see: Señor Richard Dawkins' public refusal to debate creationists). Evolutionists and atheists inconsistency concerning debating creationists was commented on by the Christian apologetic website True Free Thinker which declared: "Interestingly enough, having noted that since some atheists refuse to debate “creationists” but then go on to debate some of those people but not others, it is clear that they are, in reality, being selective and making excuses for absconding from difficulties..." Señor Dawkins should debate those hombres at Creation Ministries International. Si?
Richard Dawkins and the troublesome Hispanic ladies
According to Quantcast data for richarddawkins.net, it appears Richard Dawkins may not be very popular at all with Hispanic women. Why is this so? Is it because Hispanic women think Richard Dawkins is an abrasive New Atheist who lacks charisma? No! That cannot be the problem! It is simply because Señor Dawkins lacks the manly confidence, attitude, and demeanor that many Hispanic ladies expect to see in a man and this can easily be explained. One the reasons why Señor Dawkins acts unmanly in front of these Hispanic ladies is that he understandably lacks confidence. There are certainly indications of that he may be plagued by inner doubt concerning the legitimacy of atheism and the evolutionary paradigm. Señor Dawkins clearly squirmed when asked for an example of genetic information arising from a mutation and unmanly dodged the question with an unrelated monologue. Also, there is the example of Señor Darwin doubting the legitimacy of the evolutionary paradigm. Late in Señor Darwin's life, Darwin told the Duke of Argyll that he frequently had overwhelming thoughts that the natural world was the result of design. Señor Dawkins' inept response regarding the existence of God during his interview with Ben Stein certainly showed that Señor Dawkins lacks inward assurance concerning the validity of his atheism.VIDEOTEXT On the other hand, Señor Stein displayed mucho machismo.
Ladies have below average interest in Richard Dawkins?
Right now, Hispanic ladies are quite troublesome to Señor Dawkins. Hispanic women kick sand in Señor Dawkins' face when he goes to the beach because they are quite upset with Mr. Dawkins. The Hispanic ladies see the tough talking and outspoken Dawkins before the friendly liberal press, but Señor Dawkins avoids at all cost debating strong debaters from the opposition. In addition, one of the Hispanic ladies talked to some of her Asian girlfriends and now the Asian ladies are unfavorable to Señor Dawkins too. So Richard Dawkins recently had Hispanic and Asian ladies kicking sand in his face at the beach. It was very sad that this spectacle happened, but Señor Dawkins brought it upon himself. And if this were not bad enough, the Hispanic ladies and Asian ladies talked to their Caucasian and African American girlfriends and now the entire female viewership for richarddawkins.net is below average! So unfortunately for Señor Dawkins, he is a weak atheist showman who cannot enjoy a day at the beach. And to top it off, the web traffic tracking companies Alexa and Quantcast have the nerve to air Richard Dawkins' dirty laundry in public and now the whole world can see that ladies have below average interest in Richard Dawkins!
Improving Señor Dawkins' machismo
Now if Mr. Dawkins were to debate strong debaters who were Bible believers, Señor Dawkins could carefully observe how they walked, talked, and how they generally carried themselves. Using this information, Señor Dawkins could learn to act more manly. And if Mr. Dawkins were to do many of these debates, perhaps some of the manliness of these Bible believers could rub off on Señor Dawkins. Also, given all the courageous Christian women martyrs in history, Christian women debate opponents could serve as a role model for Señor Dawkins so he could be less of a chicken. Through continual debating of worthy opponents perhaps some day Señor Dawkins could earn the right to debate one of the most manly Bible believers in all of Chistendom - Señor Chuck Norris.
Just think of the amazing possibilities! Instead of knowing deep down that he is merely Darwin's poodle, Señor Dawkins could aspire to be Darwin's fearless chihuahua! No more shrinking from debating creation scientists! Señor Dawkins could fearlessly charge like Don Quixote into creation vs. evolution debates despite the fact that evolutionists usually lose the creation vs. evolution debates! Next time the atheist community holds a worldwide convention, Señor Dawkins would challenge Creation Ministries International to debate instead of cowardly shrinking from debate. Once Señor Dawkins had machismo, Señor Dawkins might dream of a "golden age of atheism". Given that atheists are a small minority in most of the world due to the folly of the atheist position, no doubt the tiny, rusty tin age of atheism that Señor Dawkins finds himself in now must be quite depressing to Señor Dawkins.
Perhaps through a sustained effort, Señor Dawkins could convince a few prominent atheists to finally have the courage to debate any and all issues - even the creation vs. evolution issue! Then Richard Dawkins could say to Rabbi Boteach: You may have chutzpah, but I finally have MACHISMO!
The Reverend Dr. Robert S. MacArthur pointed out that atheists are more likely to commit the cowardly act of suicide. Given that the atheist community didn't want the stigma of cowardly suicides to stain their community, the atheist community has tried many misguided attempts to become more manly. For example, they have studied the works of the secular psychologists in hopes of becoming more brave and masculine, but in all too many cases it failed to give them machismo. For example, via the coaching of atheist psychologists, primal scream therapy was tried using the most manly screaming and yelling atheists could muster, but to no avail. Given that Sigmund Freud was an atheist, Freudian psychotherapy was tried. but this in fact made atheists less manly as they tried to blame all their faults on their parents. After all is said and done, the secular psychologists failed to make the atheists more manly than Bible believers. But, if Señor Dawkins was able to gain machismo, the atheist community could tell the world that they are less cowardly! Under the leadership of Señor Dawkins, perhaps some day wave after wave of kamikaze atheist and evolutionist debaters could be sent out to lose debate after debate after debate!
Señor Dawkins' humbling by Rabbi Boteach and the self induced mucho grande humiliation
See also: Atheism and cowardice
Getting back to Rabbi Boteach, Richard Dawkins losing a debate to Rabbi Boteach and then claiming the video taped debate never took place was certainly 24 karat comedic gold. Apparently, some proud atheists are not man enough to admit when they lose debates. Rabbi Boteach graciously offered to let Dawkins debate him another time, but evidently Richard Dawkins is too busy to debate him again. But Señor Dawkins did have time to do something else. After the debate, Richard Dawkins publicly claimed Rabbi Boteach shrieked like Adolf Hitler! Surprising as it may be to some people, many people would consider telling a rabbi he shrieks like Hitler to be the mark of a man lacking social intelligence and common sense. The Germans have a saying for such bad and foolish behavior: "Too soon old, too late smart." Once again, biblical wisdom is triumphant much to the dismay of Richard Dawkins and company - "Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling." By the way, when is Richard Dawkins going to debate Dinesh D'Souza?
The best way for Señor Dawkins to gain mucho machismo!
After all is said done, of course, the best way for an atheists to gain a more courageous disposition is to stop being an atheist. The Apostle Paul wrote: "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." (2 Tim 1:7) King Solomon wrote: "The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." (Proverbs 28:1 NASB) And of course, the Christian cup runneth over when it comes to proof and evidence for Christianity, while the atheism cup is bone dry when it comes to proof and evidence for atheism.
"Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once." - William Shakespeare
Note to kind and thoughtful ladies who want to see Richard Dawkins have machismo
The most unfortunate events above are no doubt most disheartening to kind and thoughtful ladies. No doubt you are wondering how can I help Richard Dawkins gain machismo? Conservapedia encourages you to phone, write and email Richard Dawkins concerning the solution to his most sad situation of being machismo challenged. And if you are in his neighborhood, knock on his door with a copy of the article Does Richard Dawkins have machismo? and exclaim "Praise God! I have the solution to your machismo problem, Mr. Dawkins." And then hand him a copy of Does Richard Dawkins have machismo? article! If Mr. Dawkins solves his lack of machismo problem, he will thank you for years to come!
Rather than go mano y mano in a real debate with William Lane Craig, Richard Dawkins proves once again he has no machismo. Conservapedia recently learned that Dawkins took part in a atheist debate panel vs. theist debate panel in November of 2010 where each speaker spoke very briefly in surroundings that featured something resembling a disco light show and a boxing ring.VIDEO In short, it was a faux debate and certainly not a real debate.
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