Richard Dawkins Pitiless Indifference

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Richard Dawkins has said; “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” (1)

Richard Dawkins is saying that there is no evil, no good and that we are all blind to and have pitiless indifference to what is happening around us and to our friends, family, and people everywhere.

Do you have a pitiless indifference to someone taking a puppy or kitten or baby and smashing it against a tree over and over again and again until its skull breaks and guts burst open? Do you turn a blind eye to someone for no medical reason taking your sister’s, brother’s, spouse’s, mom’, father’s, uncle’s, aunt’s, friend’s, arm and violently twisting and rippint it off at the shoulder? Do you show a pitiless indifference to someone aggressively murdering each of your family members systematically leaving you for their last victim? Would you turn a blind eye towards someone about to murder you? If you would turn a blind eye and have pitiless indifference to any of these you are evil.

Do you not have a respect and admiration for people who put their life in jeopardy to help someone they don’t even know get out of treacherous situation i.e., fire fighters, our military, and our police officers? Do you not call for justice when someone or a group of people are wronged? Do you not have respect and admiration for doctors and nurses who help people? Do you not want that everyone be healthy and live a full meaningful life? If you do any of these things you are not evil.

Thus leads us to a conclusion as to all of what Richard Dawkins said is meaningless and without merit if anyone (including you) in this world has ever not shown blind pitiless indifference to any injustice or if anyone (even you) has ever gone out of the way to help another person or animal in any way whatsoever.

  1. Richard Dawkins. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved May 6, 2011, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/richarddaw402494.html

2 Comments

  1. You obviously do not understand what Psalms 137 is talking about. The phrase about the infants is harsh because the psalmist is crying out for judgment saying to God; “Treat the Babylonians the way they treated us.”

  2. Your blog, May 2011 :
    Do you have a pitiless indifference to someone taking a puppy or kitten or baby and smashing it against a tree over and over again and again until its skull breaks and guts burst open?
    Yes but how about Psalms 137 :
    Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
    Oh deary, deary me….

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