Saturday, July 19, 2008

Richard Dawkins, RIP

Richard Dawkins, famous scientist/atheist and television star of Hogan's Heroes, is dead.

I got on my cell phone and asked him what he thinks about things now.



"I guess what I miss most is being drunk."

New Yorker Cartoon

by Frank Cotham

Now we know.

11 comments:

truepeers said...

One of these days I'll remember what makes you laugh... Then lookout!

Dag said...

Someone told me years ago that life is two percent what happens and 98 percent how we take it. Life is attitude. I laugh. Poor Dawkins. I laugh at him too. Sort of.

But not too much. It's summer time, and the livin' is easy....

JaaJoe said...

I would highly suggest for you, and any one else interested to read the book ""The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions." by self-professed secular Jew and mathematics/philosophies teacher David Berlinski.
This tells the story of a Jew who was forced to dig his own grave prior to being shot by a German soldier. Prior to being shot, the old Jewish man advised the German that “God is watching what you are doing.” The Jewish gentleman pointed what i think is the real problem with atheism. "If you have the time please check the book out

Dag said...

JaaJoe, thanks for the link to the review.

I think of Camus's observation in one of his "Notebooks," that Communism and Christianity are both religions. That atheists don't understand that is almost unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Richard Dawkins was NEVER on Hogan's Heroes. The actor on Hogan' Heroes was Richard DAWSON. Dawson never espoused atheism and is not connected to Dawkins.... I find it unfair to connect Dawson with Dawkins. This is the second time I found that error on this blog... I corrected it last time too, but I guess it went unnoticed. The point is probably moot now that Dawkins is gone....

Dag said...

Yes, Dawkins is gone, but he will live eternally in reruns. I know I for one shall laugh at every joke. I never seem to tire of them.

Anonymous said...

But I don't know what reruns Dawkins will be seen in... Unlike Richard Dawson in Hogan's Heroes, I highly doubt that Dawkin's atheist poison will be remembered or seen again except by the small clique of deluded atheists, but certainly not by Hogan's Heroes fans who have never heard of Dawkins! lol...

Dag said...

I really liked the way he was so English, a great contrast to Hogan's Americanism and the little French guy's Frenchness and the Germanness of the two Germans, especially Col. Klink. One must wonder how such a funny guy like Dawkins could be a humorless atheist. Life is cruel sometimes. Thank God for reruns.

Redux said...

This is all a joke, right? No group of people could be this dumb...could they?

Redux said...

This is all a joke, right? No group of people could be this dumb...could they?

Dag said...

Reduce doubles, mate.

And before I admit to being "this dumb," which is certainly possible, just how dumb is "this dumb," exactly?