I don’t know, indeed it really hard to fathom, what was the point of the article about Richard Dawkins, posted in the Telegraph over the weekend. Dawkins has ancestors, ergo god?
Dawkins himself addresses the piece, but it’s really painful reading. Especially the following-
He is now facing calls to apologise and make reparations for his family’s past.
Esther Stanford-Xosei, of Lewisham, south London, the co-vice chairman of the Pan-African Reparations Coalition in Europe, said: “There is no statute of limitations on crimes against humanity.”
For the love of marmalade! Could you imagine? Being held accountable for the carry on of one’s ancestors?! That like Sisyphus we would be forever condemned to an endless task, generation after generation. Will future Fatcats need to go apologise for whatever misdeed we have performed. Could you imagine the annual get-togethers of our kin? Cursing our very existence for all that we wrought?
There are things to criticise Dawkins for, his ancestors is not one of them.
But one thing is clear, if the woo-botherers are stooping to this level, they are definitely worried.