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Dawkins, high priest of atheism, approves "mild pedophlia"

Richard Dawkins: I can’t condemn the ‘mild pedophilia’ I experienced

CANTERBURY, UK, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Richard Dawkins was 11 years old, his art teacher pulled him onto his lap, reached into his shorts, and fondled his genitals. When he told his schoolmates, he learned he wasn’t alone – the man had abused some of his friends, too. But 60 years later, the famed atheist author of The God Delusion can’t bring himself to condemn the teacher’s actions.

Dawkins told The Times magazine last week that abuse like he and his classmates suffered causes “no lasting harm,” and that “mild pedophilia” or “touching up” shouldn’t be judged as harshly as rape or other crimes.

“I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours,” Dawkins said. “Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today.”

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Bang!!! Punk, your luck ran out. ahahhahahahahhahhahahhah

Now ask yourself a question.........say to yourself "If Hell is real, why am I not burning it it now"

Answer: It as only television, Clint didn't really shoot you, it was just me banning you, I hope your not burning in Hell.

Atrag(5434) Disputed Banned
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I am not the one that thinks child rapists go to heaven just because they say they love God while their victim burns in hell forever. That would be you. Be saved all you child rapists!!!

You disagree with this statement? Are you against the Bible? Everyone who accepts Christ will be saved, even child rapists. And everyone who does not accept Christ will go to Hell, even child rape victims. I am sorry you find this stupid but take it up with Christ, not me.

Saintnow(3684) Disputed
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You are like a devil-monkey on drugs, if you admit it I will agree with you. .

Saintnow(3684) Clarified
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Bang!!! Punk, your luck ran out. ahahhahahahahhahhahahhah

Now ask yourself a question.........say to yourself "If Hell is real, why am I not burning it it now"

Answer: It as only television, Clint didn't really shoot you, it was just me banning you, I hope your not burning in Hell.

Saintnow(3684) Disputed
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Like I said to the other idiots, you sure seem to take pleasure in pointing out all the pervert priest who should be in jail if not executed for there criminal sexual behavior, and you seem to be saying that since some priests did it, it's okay for Dawkins to say "mild molestation" like what happened to him as a child should not be criminalized?

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Do actually understand anything that Dawkins has ever said?

Saintnow(3684) Disputed
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Are you too stupid to understand that he said in a Times magazine interview that he was "mildly molested" as a boy along with many of his classmates and he does not feel that he can condemn the behavior of the pervert who molested him? Dawkins is teaching that "mild molestation" does no harm and should not be criminalized. The man is morally bankrupt and that bankruptcy often shows in his perversion as well as in his fake science which he worships as "evolution".

I've seen plenty of Dawkins videos where he talks like a dirty old man pervert and by his own words that is what he is. The High Priest of Atheism is a dirty old man pervert who sees nothing wrong with "mild molestation" by pedophiles. The man should not be allowed in a school building at all when he's teaching criminal sexual behavior against children is okay as long as it's "mild"

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the only reason im not burning in Hell is because of God's Grace. and thats also the only reason anybody does not burn in Hell. Since the Fall we are all condemmed to, unless we take Jesus as our Lord and Savior. To not do that is to mock God and is a burnable offense. as far as your Dawkins, he is a bit player and no kind of Priest. let him have his science and atheism...he will one day rue it, as I rue the fact i wasted so many years wallowing in sin and atheism. while i was in jail for simply fighting evil i did a lot of thinking and praying and bible study and have come to learn than the bible is far more true and literal than i first thought. so jail was actually a positive thing and a sort of revelation to me. in fact it was all part of God's Plan For Me.

Atrag(5434) Banned
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Again all you can do is copy and paste without adding your own argument. Genital touching is a mild form of child sexual abuse. It causes harm in many cases, in some cases, such as Dawkins, it seems not to. All are a violation of a crimes right to sexual self-determination and should be punished. In the UK, someone would receive around 18 months in prison for this crime as well as sex offenders registration. For rape, especially child rape, they would receive much longer. Child rape is a severe form of child sexual abuse, brief touching of the genitals is, in comparison, minor.

Atrag(5434) Banned
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I mildly disagree with you. This means that I must agree with you right? According to your grasp of the English language. HAHAH again. Thanks for the laughs pinhead.

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I find that disturbing.

So I guess atheist leaders and religious leaders have more in common than we all thought. Except the religious leaders go all the way with their child rape.

Saintnow(3684) Clarified
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So you too seem to be saying "mild molestation" by pedophiles against children is not bad, and since there are many priests who did it, it's okay that it was done to Dawkins and it's okay that Dawkins is basically saying all he Catholic priests should be let off the hook because mild molestation is not bad for children and it's okay for pedophiles to molest children as long as it's "mild"?

you sound like a molester yourself.......acting like mild molestation is okay compared to whatever you think some priests might have done. But at least you stared by agreeing that what Dawkins said about the issue is disturbing. I'm not making excused for anybody who molests children in any way or to any degree. They should all be in jail or executed.

The point here is Dawkins, the high priest of atheism, is a pervert and gets a pass on it from his supporters....and by giving him that pass, they are all guilty with Dawkins for promoting criminal perversion against children.

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Victims’ rights groups reacted with outrage to Dawkins’ comments. Peter Watt, director of child protection at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said Dawkins’ remarks were “a terrible slight” to victims of childhood sexual abuse.

“Mr. Dawkins seems to think that because a crime was committed a long time ago we should judge it in a different way,” Watt said. “But we know that the victims of sexual abuse suffer the same effects, whether it was 50 years ago or yesterday.”

Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood and himself a victim of abuse, said, “Abuse in all its forms has always been wrong. Evil is evil and we have to challenge it whenever and wherever it occurs.”

But Dawkins doubled down on his remarks via social media Tuesday, taking to Twitter to argue that “’Mild touching up’ is bad. Raping 8-year-old wife to death is worse…Quantitative judgment vs. black/white.”

When users reacted with anger to the statement, he pressed on, writing, “Is anyone seriously denying that raping an 8-year-old to death is worse than putting a hand inside a child's clothes? Are you that ABSOLUTE?”

“Non-consensual sex is always bad. But raping an 8-year-old to death is quantitatively worse than ‘touching inappropriately,’” he added. “Shades of grey.”

This is not the first time Dawkins has said something controversial about pedophilia. In his book The God Delusion, he argued that raising children in the Catholic faith is more abusive than sexual molestation.