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Over the weekend, Richard Dawkins tweeted a set of statements ending with the sarcastic phrase “Makes sense”:
After that, his followers began to chime in with their own statements and you can read a collection of the best at Dawkins’ website
Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Cue the angry “something can from nothing and made everything. makes sense” response of a creationist
So true, but they can only get away with such quips by completely misrepresenting entire bodies of scientific research. Quips like the ones Dawkins is making come straight from their favorite fairy tale book.
Whole planet flooded by a deluge of fresh water, entire populations of salt water flora and fauna somehow survive. Makes sense.
Perfect all power God, initial pleased with his creation, later regrets it. Instead of starting over, he destroys 99.9999999% of it leaving 0.0000001 % of it to regenerate the same kind of world. Make sense.
The Doctor once rebooted the entire Universe using just the atoms contained in a small box.
Same all knowing being didn’t realize plan wouldn’t work and people would continue same old ways.
I’d like to see this become a trending hashtag. So someone should tell Richard that he needs to put a pound sign before (and collapse the gap in) “makes sense”.
My perpetual love of the most important thing in my life compels me to erect a wooden cross in a muddy field outside Evansville WI.
Nice to see such a display on private property instead of on the courthouse lawn.
One of Gods ten most important objective and absolute moral laws is that you shall not kill. Despite this, his plan of releasing man-kind from the curse of original sin involved people killing another human being. Makes sense.
That’s only for us lowly humans. God can kills millions–in fact, commit a life-extinction-event–and still be considered Good(tm). Makes sense.
I love Dawkins! His tweets are spot on! One of mine would be: God is infinitely merciful and loving. But if we don’t accept his son as our personal Savior he will torture us mercilessly for all eternity. Makes sense.
You’re 14 characters over budget for a Tweet.
women should not be suffered in church or anywhere to speak. Makes Sense.
Slaves, obey your masters. Makes Sense.
Stone the homosexual, kill them. Makes Sense.
Render unto the government without question and pay your taxes, sheeple. Makes Sense
Eat Not lobster and shrimp, for I have forbidden them to you, even tho I created them. Makes Sense
Those jeans you’re wearing? Take them off. They are abomination. Makes Sense. Cheese burgers, also, too. Makes Sense.
A room full of people going about their lives completely oblivious to the fact that one of them is doing a crazy dance, and then, jump cut, and all of a sudden everyone in the room is dancing around like complete maniacs. Makes sense.
That the Bible doesn’t “make sense” goes towards God’s mysterious ways and great wisdom beyond our comprehension. Makes sense.
We believe in only *one* God – because that makes us so superior to those silly polytheistic barbarians. We refer to this *one* good as “the father, the son and the holy ghost” – MakesSense
God and Jesus is one and the same. Yet Jesus is tempted to sin against God. In other words, he’s tempted to do something that’s wrong for the sole reason that he himself forbids it. MakesSense.
All hail the lower case T…………..teurastajaing for truth and happiness ? Buy a puppy.
My entire species is condemned because the first two people ate a piece of fruit that they couldn’t know it was evil to eat until they had already eaten it. Makes sense.
Amazing that it only takes 140 characters to pull the rug out from under a religion that have been around for thousands of years!
So, according to religion, you are humble if you believe that you can have a personal relationship with the creator of the universe, and if you believe that the Earth and everything on it was made for you. Yet atheists are called ‘arrogant’ for disbelieving this fantasy, and battling the notion that this universe was ‘made’ for (good, god-fearing) humans.
It’s a wonder that his point of logic resigns on admitting the laws of physics must be broken for the universe to begin. Another theory without answers but only more questions.
I just want to be friends with Richard Dawkins. Is that too much to ask, world?
Debunking the Pseudo-Scientific New Atheist
The burden of proof lies with those who make fantastical claims, not with those who doubt them.
eh, I sometimes feel that twitter is nothing more than excuse to troll.
all these quips miss the REAL interpretation of the truth! When you subtract all the nonsense, it leaves something that…makes sense! which makes a lot of sense rly!
Guy makes an entire universe then spends the entire time it exists obsessing over what one species does with its genitals. Makes sense.
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