Saturday, September 15, 2012
Britain: Chief Rabbi accuses atheist of making a “profoundly anti-Semitic” remark by criticising the Old Testament
Lord Sacks claimed that a remark in Prof Dawkins’s best-selling book The God Delusion, likening God as portrayed in Jewish scriptures to a fictional villain, was based on centuries of prejudice. He said that although Prof Dawkins does not believe in God, he was nevertheless a “Christian atheist” as opposed to a “Jewish atheist”. Prof Dawkins, an Oxford evolutionary biologist, dismissed the allegation as “ridiculous” and said he was not “anti-Jewish” just “anti-God”. Just goes to show that, to some Jews, everyone is an anti-Semite even "Christian atheists" which sounds like the ultimate oxymoron to me.