Here is a compilation of the videos I have seen this year featuring Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins.
(above) R.D. on CNN. “Why am I an Atheist? Well Why are you an atheist towards Thor, Zeus and the Spaghetti Monster? I am atheist to those gods and to the Judeio-Christian god as well because there is not a shred of evidence to support him.” On his final remarks he says, “If you are an atheist, you know, you believe, that this is the only life you’re gonna get; It’s a precious life, it’s a beautiful life, its something that we should live to the full, to the end of our days. If you are religious you believe there is another life somehow, that means you don’t live this life to the full because you’re gonna get another one. That’s an awfully negative way to live a life. Being an atheist frees you up to live this life happily, properly and fully.
Many more videos to follow:
(above) Dawkins explains that labeling a child “Muslim” or “Christian” before a child can make decisions for themselves is really “child abuse”. He continues explaining the dangers of religion. Why people are “Deluded about god”.
(above) BBC Horizon: Nice guys finish first. Dawkins explains about “the Selfish Gene”. Takes you back to 1987 (and it humbles me to see how much we really have known even during my childhood years! How was I kept in ignorance until my ‘mid-twenties’?!)
(above) The Blind Watchmaker. A Classic.
(above) Here Dawkins is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman about his book ‘The God Delusion’
(above) Dawkins on ‘our bizarre universe’ (from TED Talks).
(above) Dawkins on a talk show. Great video.
(above) Dawkins on ‘The Big Question: Why Are We Here?’
and- ...The Best for Last!!
The Root of All Evil? – The God Delusion (1 of 2)
The Root of All Evil? Part 2: The Virus of Faith. (Richard Dawkins, 2006)