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Richard Dawkins tweets on abortion: ‘any fetus is less human than an adult pig’

There are 1829 comments on the freerepublic.com story from Mar 16, 2013, titled Richard Dawkins tweets on abortion: ‘any fetus is less human than an adult pig’. In it, freerepublic.com reports that:

It would seem the pro-life movement has acquired an unlikely supporter. On Wednesday, Richard Dawkins, a vocal proponent of atheism and the author of The God Delusion, posted a provocative tweet about abortion: With respect to those meanings of "human" that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.

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Lincoln

United States

#470 Apr 30, 2013
Dawkins is a great man to whom we own a debt of gratitude
but
He does Nothing to prove atheism!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#471 Apr 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Dawkins is a great man to whom we own a debt of gratitude
but
He does Nothing to prove atheism!
How can you prove something that is merely the denial of snake oil?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#472 Apr 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Dawkins is a great man to whom we own a debt of gratitude
but
He does Nothing to prove atheism!
As theism has nothing to say whatsoever, you choose instead to speak for atheists.

What a desperately dishonest fool.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#473 Apr 30, 2013
The only way his statement makes sense is if he is saying all people believe in god and so there are no atheists.

It's really ignorant but that is the only way the statement makes sense.

Anyways Lincoln is just Eagle12 Aka KJV aka langoliers. So many screen names same ignorant posts.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>How can you prove something that is merely the denial of snake oil?
Lincoln

United States

#474 May 1, 2013
Professor Dawkins is cool and rich from his advocacy for his cause. No problem with that. Wish him well!!

Professor Dawkins has failed to prove atheism :-)
Thinking

Dundee, UK

#475 May 1, 2013
Atheism exists.
Lincoln wrote:
Professor Dawkins is cool and rich from his advocacy for his cause. No problem with that. Wish him well!!
Professor Dawkins has failed to prove atheism :-)

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#476 May 1, 2013
Ya saying atheism doesn't exist or is unproven is just stupid. I mean you would have to be very ignorant to make such a statement.
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>Atheism exists.
Lincoln

United States

#477 May 1, 2013
A few Adherents to atheist philosophy.
No proof regarding God.
Is Dawkins the most famous atheist?
He seems to be making the most money off atheism at the moment.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#478 May 1, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A few Adherents to atheist philosophy.
No proof regarding God.
Is Dawkins the most famous atheist?
He seems to be making the most money off atheism at the moment.
A few Adherents to atheist philosophy, did what?. There is a philosophy in not being indoctrinated? Do all newborns know it?

No proof regarding God? Yep we agree on that, it is just exactly as if no gods have ever existed.

Is Dawkins the most famous atheist? Well you know his name, now don't you? But what of it? Does it matter who is the most famous?

He seems to be making the most money off the lack of theism at the moment. Does he? The "most"? Are you sure? Have you bought any of his books, have you read any of them? I haven't, but then I do not need answers about any god-myths, do you?

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#479 May 1, 2013
Dawkins made his money from his scientific work and books. His work in the skeptic/ atheist movement is really more of a hobby for him. He does it because he enjoys it and hopes to encourage skepticism among people and push for better education in schools.
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>A few Adherents to atheist philosophy, did what?. There is a philosophy in not being indoctrinated? Do all newborns know it?

No proof regarding God? Yep we agree on that, it is just exactly as if no gods have ever existed.

Is Dawkins the most famous atheist? Well you know his name, now don't you? But what of it? Does it matter who is the most famous?

He seems to be making the most money off the lack of theism at the moment. Does he? The "most"? Are you sure? Have you bought any of his books, have you read any of them? I haven't, but then I do not need answers about any god-myths, do you?
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#480 May 1, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly we all were, and doubly so for the unwanted pregnancies.
There is no symbiotic relationship, unless and until the woman desires that type of relationship. Even then it is a mental more than a psychical boon to the pregnant woman. She is being harvested by a parasite. Now that might not be the romantic words that you would use, but it is reality, you skank.
Any species is either a parasite or is not a parasite. Examples of parasites are tapeworms, flukes, lice, ticks, etc.
If the baby is a parasite than the mother must also be a parasite, as all members of that species must also be parasites.
Thinking

Dundee, UK

#481 May 2, 2013
As we are all born Atheists, that must be god's design.

;)
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>A few Adherents to atheist philosophy, did what?. There is a philosophy in not being indoctrinated? Do all newborns know it?
No proof regarding God? Yep we agree on that, it is just exactly as if no gods have ever existed.
Is Dawkins the most famous atheist? Well you know his name, now don't you? But what of it? Does it matter who is the most famous?
He seems to be making the most money off the lack of theism at the moment. Does he? The "most"? Are you sure? Have you bought any of his books, have you read any of them? I haven't, but then I do not need answers about any god-myths, do you?
Thinking

Dundee, UK

#482 May 2, 2013
I don't know how it helps to call a baby (I assume you mean foetus, i.e. unborn) a parasite, but your argument is wrong.

Many species are parasitic for only part of their life cycle.
zef wrote:
<quoted text>
Any species is either a parasite or is not a parasite. Examples of parasites are tapeworms, flukes, lice, ticks, etc.
If the baby is a parasite than the mother must also be a parasite, as all members of that species must also be parasites.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#483 May 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A few Adherents to atheist philosophy.
No proof regarding God.
Is Dawkins the most famous atheist?
He seems to be making the most money off atheism at the moment.
Lincoln ignorantly believes that Dawkins is the "prophet" of atheism. So he is trying to attack Dawkins now.

What an defeated theist idiot with no proof of god.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#484 May 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Professor Dawkins is cool and rich from his advocacy for his cause. No problem with that. Wish him well!!
Professor Dawkins has failed to prove atheism :-)
So you believe that atheism doesn't even exist now.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#485 May 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A few Adherents to atheist philosophy.
No proof regarding God.
Is Dawkins the most famous atheist?
He seems to be making the most money off atheism at the moment.
I make money off computer software utilities, does that mean I am making money off being an atheist too?
Lincoln

United States

#486 May 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
I make money off computer software utilities, does that mean I am making money off being an atheist too?
Which software do you write?
Interesting
Peace

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#487 May 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
I make money off computer software utilities, does that mean I am making money off being an atheist too?
If Lincoln agrees with his original point, that makes Bill Gates the guy who made the most off of atheism.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#488 May 2, 2013
Who wants to bet he will ignore this question?

Such is to be expected when someone childishly says anything during his online temper tantrums.
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>So you believe that atheism doesn't even exist now.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#489 May 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I don't know how it helps to call a baby (I assume you mean foetus, i.e. unborn) a parasite, but your argument is wrong.
Many species are parasitic for only part of their life cycle.
<quoted text>
Fetus is not an organism. Fetus denotes how mature an organism is.
A parasite is an organism, not how mature an organism is. Besides which, a parasite is an organism of a species other than its host. Babies are always the same species as their mother. Furthermore a parasite does not benefit the host. While the physiology of the mother undergoes many beneficial changes during pregnancy, caused by the presence of the baby.
Parasitic means of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite, which the baby does not have.

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