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Preparing for Richard Dawkins’ Crocodile Tears

Posted on April 17 2010 8:00 am
Ben-Peter Terpstra is an Australian satirist and polemicist. His works have been posted on numerous sites from The Daily Caller (Washington D.C.) to Quadrant Online (Sydney, Australia). He blogs at Positively Churchillian.
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Recently, while watching the news, I wondered, “Why do teary atheists hate Catholics so much?” Then, I said a quiet prayer for their victims. If Charles Darwin were alive today, the militant atheist Richard Dawkins, no doubt, would attack him for being a 7-day creationist. Or cry. Why? Because Darwin’s words reveal he was more open to a deity – and because the new atheist likes to worship himself. In reality, the Catholic-bashing Dawkins is 100% attitude and no beard.

Brendan O’Neill writes:

Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great, first came up with the idea of arresting the pope. Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and generally the Chosen One amongst the New Atheists, has backed the idea ‘wholeheartedly’. Together they are consulting Geoffrey Robertson, the human rights lawyer, on the legalities and logistics of cornering His Holiness in Britain this September. Numerous columnists are cheering them on, one wildly fantasising that the angelic Hitchens/Dawkins/Robertson trio will wield the sword of justice in the name of all those ‘victims of sacerdotal rape’ and show the whole world that ‘the powerful’ cannot hide from justice.


In 2006, Dawkins criticised ‘hysteria about paedophilia’ and said that, even though he was the victim of sexual abuse at boarding school, he would defend his abusive former teachers if ‘50 years on they had been hounded by vigilantes or lawyers as no better than child murderers’. Yet now he wants to put abusive priests on a par with genocidaires.

Is it a coincidence too that Christopher Hitchens, an overpaid male hysteric, likes to attack Christianity and therefore Christians? No. Actually many former and current communists need to distract us from their pasts, for good reason. Why? Because communism and atheism are responsible for 100 million-plus deaths. So let’s talk about the pope kids!

In all truth, Britain’s clean-shaven atheists aren’t serious about children’s rights, or they’d be launching venomous attacks against the United Nations, in light of their more recent sex abuse scandals. And one needs to ask the obvious: what makes Richard Dawkins sympathize with his alleged abusers while railing against an imaginary abuser? Another question: What motivates Hitchens to write tabloid-style pages about his shhh…exual adventures while lecturing churches on ethics?

Unlike Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, history’s men of science were often God-believing heretics:  Kepler, Bacon, Linnaeus, Pascal, Mendel, Faraday, Lister. Hitchens, a pretend victim, by way of contrast prefers to write about the supposed evils of Christianity in the world’s most open Christian-majority nation. And, meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out what world-changing scientific breakthroughs I can credit Dawkins for. Can you pray for me now? I’m struggling here.


Ben-Peter Terpstra is an Australian satirist and cartoon lover. His works have been posted on numerous sites from American Thinker (California) to Quadrant Online (Sydney, Australia). For more information see, Pizza Trays and Beer Bottles.

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