Dawkins vs Watson Forgiveness is not an option

I can’t add much to Stacy McCain’s absolutely hilarious take on the confrontation between two giants of Atheism, Richard Dawkins and Rebecca Watson but there is a point I want to quickly make.

The offending words spoken to Ms. Watson were as follows:

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I find you very interesting, and I would like to talk more. Would you like to come to my hotel room for coffee?”

Stacy’s reference to an old 1970 song that I actually had the 45 for not withstanding. I think normal people would agree the following:

  • The words were not offensive and were exceedingly polite.
  • At 4 a.m. after presumably having a few drinks Ms. Watson might be excused for reacting more strongly to such a phrase than she might have at say, 11 a.m. bereft of alcohol.
  • In what was once called “polite society” the social faux-pas from this, if any, would be considered trivial and dismissed lightly.

Alas we are dealing with people who make their living off of their perceived victimhood are unlikely to make such consideration and so Watson played the victim and Dawkins played the snark until confronted at which time he bravely ran away from the likes of Watson and Marcotte. Stacy McCain again:

Once the feminists started screaming for blood, Dawkins’ fellow atheists were only too happy to throw him under the bus. The reaction was as if Dawkins himself had hit on Watson.

This is one of those episodes where the totalitarian impulse of feminism is glaringly apparent. Feminists ferociously suppress dissent and seek to impose a conformity of thought, so that anyone within the movement who expresses doubt about the dogma and the agenda is condemned as a heretic…

…All in all, it’s rather ironic that the atheist Watson ended up a devotee of feminism, the most intolerant religion of them all.

Christianity is all about redemption and forgiveness, we Catholics even go to confession and have our sins wiped away. This whole episode would be, to a Catholic, an example of a venial sin, however to the feminist left as Richard Dawkins has discovered (and believes) there is no such thing as venial sin, just those who are allies and those who are enemies.