By accepting an invitation to speak at a book festival.
The Lord’s Day Observance Society said it was amazed by the invitation.
President of the group, John Roberts, said: “He has got a name for himself and being invited to a place like the Western Isles, which is a stronghold Presbyterian area, I just find it amazing he should be invited to a place like that.
“He has a personality that has reached certain heights but it just shows how gullible people are when so much of what he says can be torn to pieces.
“I wouldn’t cross the road to hear what he has to say.”
He won’t cross the road to hear Dawkins… but apparently he knows enough about Dawkins’ work to say it can all be “torn to pieces”? Riiiiight.
I’m sure he believes gay couples are a threat to society, too, even though he’s never hung out with any openly gay people in the first place.
And what’s with the offense taken by Dawkins appearing in a heavily Presbyterian area? Are areas dominated by religious thinking suddenly off-limits to atheists? Shit, I guess Dawkins can never visit Mississippi now…
A boycott is currently being planned:
… hard-line Christians are calling on people to boycott the biologist’s talk at the Faclan Hebridean Book Festival at Stornoway, amid claims his presence will be “offensive”.
In other news, logic and reason and science and evidence are offensive to Christians…
(Do they ever realize that Dawkins was invited specifically because there was local interest in having him there?)
The spokesperson for Dawkins must have been laughing while she said this:
“The very fact they are making such a fuss about a talk which no-one will be forced to attend betrays their panic at the mere idea of their beliefs not being considered sacrosanct by all.”
You know, if that protest happens, a local atheist group should hand out water bottles with atheist quotations on them to the people complaining, just to see how they like it. Give them a taste of their own medicine.