Saturday, 9 March 2013
Richard Dawkins Does Not Dare to Criticise Islam’s God
Our old friend C. R. Dawkins did not have the courage to criticise Allah, the Islamic God. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Richard Dawkins can on occasion be outspoken, at least when he does not have to be afraid of the consequences his words might bring on himself. He has not shied away from criticising Christianity or Judaism.
Dawkins has, for instance, claimed that the God of the Old Testament is “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction”.
Recently, Al-Jazeerah interviewed him on his views of God in general and his view of the Islamic God in particular.
“Well, um, the God of the Koran I don't know so much about," was his answer.
Honesty has never been one of Dawkins’ strongest points and he probably values his life or health more than an opportunity to step on the toes of Muslims, who might not appreciate his criticism.
When it comes to the God of the Bible, Dawkins needs to read chapter 15 in the Gospel of Luke. It describes what God is really like. He loves people who He has created in His image, and is always ready to welcome them back, if they cease from rebelling against Him.
Murray, Douglas. 2013 Facing uncomfortable truths. The Jewish Chronicle Online (24 February).