So recently someone compared Dawkins to Bill O’Reilly and I literally almost had to kill that person. Bill O’Reilly is someone who, despite that fact that he may not be informed on an issue, asserts his opinion to be true. Like the fact that Christianity is a philosophy, or that atheists are creating a war on religion. Don’t even get me started on his politics.
Anyways, so I have come up with a simple explanation to why Dawkins comes off as a bully. This kind of puts you in Dawkins state of mind. You can agree or disagree.
Here is my comparison. Religious people to Dawkins are all those people that are sitting there saying “The sky is blue because it is reflecting off the oceans.” On the other hand, Dawkins is the person who knows everything there is to know about the sky and is saying “NO, it’s because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light.” Here is why he looks like a bully; Dawkins is the person who blatantly says its not ok to be that person who think the sky is blue because of the oceans, just because it is easier to understand and makes them feel better. To him, and most atheists who have a lot of knowledge like him, thinking something wrong just because it is easier isn’t the answer.
So hopefully that clears up a little bit of why Dawkins comes off so rude at times, but really it is justified. Honestly, I love Dawkins and his book (Such a typical atheist right?).
Once again I will end by saying I am not attempting to bash religion or convert anyone.