This is what he said, and the provocative reply (with a bonus troll remark just above his):
Since some of us are not fond of bullies, trolls and obstreperous twits, it was kicked up a notch:
The "previous comment" referenced there was a link to an article with proof that many professional atheists do believe that everything came from nothing.
He did not like the way the game was going, and proceeded to fuss more:
Note the foolish attempt at ridicule by bringing up Jesus in an attempt to force us to a standard that he himself does not believe (typical hypocrisy of atheists), and then calling TQEP "liar". It's amazing how people love their hero but don't know much about what has been said or written. Here is proof in his own words that Richard Dawkins believes that life may have come from outer space:
Well, since some people are too lazy to do their own work (typical of atheopaths like the one that commented), here is something about the universe coming from nothing to make them gag.
First, In the afterward to A Universe from Nothing by Krauss:
Even the last remaining trump card of the theologian, ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?,’ shrivels up before your eyes as you read these pages. If On the Origin of Species was biology’s deadliest blow to supernaturalism, we may come to see A Universe From Nothing as the equivalent from cosmology. The title means exactly what it says. And what it says is devastating.Not good enough? OK. But it does carry the strong implication that Dawkins believes everything came from nothing.
I'll go one better. How about from Dawinks' The Ancestor's Tale, will that help?
The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved literally out of nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.For those who are not paying attention: "the universe evolved literally out of nothing". Got that?
"Gosh, Cowboy Bob, why are they so committed to protecting stupid comments from Dawkins?"
Probably because they revere him, even though he is a lousy philosopher. They get their material from him and spew it all over the Internet, especially on sites, forums and Pages that Christians have. Even so, I bet he'd stand by what he said, despite his defenders.
I think that Richard Lewontin set forth a kind of manifesto with this statement:
We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.They are committed to the horrible, self-refuting position of naturalism because they hate God. The original comment in the "meme" stands.
It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
Oh, and that earlier crack about a stalker? This clown comes around and "likes" hateful, ignorant, arbitrary, illogical and downright stupid remarks (like the ones you saw above). EDIT: He got himself banned, finally.