Richard Dawkins: Likes & Dislikes
- The term “owned”. No worries if you use it in its actual form, “pwned”.
- Harry Potter. Like the religious fundamentalist parents fearful of its Satanic influence on their precious offspring, Dawkins has yet to read Harry Potter.
- Fairy tales.
- Santa (but not Christmas).
- Improper grammar, especially when part of a “coordinated campaign”.
- Faulty comparisons.
- 1960’s-style psychedelic imagery from the 1990s that was somehow created just last year (time travel???).
- The Bible. As he told me at a lecture of his that I attended a few years ago, it’s poetic and historically significant, unlike, say, the Quran, which is poetic and historically significant to only people of a less Anglo persuasion (i.e. people we are only supposed to care about when we’re telling American feminists to shut up).
- Calling himself a Christian.
- Christmas (but not Santa).
- [update] Fairy tales.
* Dawkins’s anti-theist atheist disciples who denigrate religions as “fairy tales”, in accordance with the common understanding that fairy tales aren’t real, could not be reached for comment in time for this piece.
Update 10:30 AM PST: He apparently likes fairy tales? I have updated the list to reflect this.