Call for prayers after Richard Dawkins suffers stroke – cancels New Zealand appearance

Celebrity biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has suffered a minor stroke which has forced him to cancel his forthcoming trip to New Zealand.

Following the news of Dawkins’ minor stroke the Church of England tweeted “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family,” causing a worldwide collective cringe. Continue reading

Twitter users are now debating whether it was a kindly gesture or an epic troll by the Church of England to say they’re praying for him.The release said he is already home recuperating and is expected to make a full recovery, but he has pulled out of a tour of Australia and New Zealand book festivals.

He was set to appear at an event in Wellington on March 4 discussing the second volume of his memoirs, A Life in Science. Continue reading

 

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  • JPGodfreyNZ

    Last year, Dawkins defended the right of the Church of England to purchase advertising (that showed prayer) in cinemas after the cinema chains refused the adverts. He said at the time "If anybody is ‘offended’ by something so trivial as a prayer, they deserve to be offended"
    Says it all really doesn't it?

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