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[A Christian college student commits suicide after reading "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins.]

Such a waste. It's tragic to think that after reaching the correct logical conclusion to Dawkinsian moral logic, the unfortunate young man didn't see fit to shoot the pretentious Archbishop of High Church Atheism first.

Vox Day, Vox Popoli 129 Comments [4/3/2011 6:16:55 AM]
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Goosey

While it can be traumatic to have one's faith shaken, he probably wouldn't have killed himself if atheism wasn't so stigmatised by people (and I use the term loosely) like you.

His blood is on your hands.

4/3/2011 6:43:15 AM

freako104

It's traumatic enough he committed suicide, you want MORE blood spilled?

4/3/2011 6:45:24 AM

breakerslion

A Fatwa! A Fatwa!

The waste happened years ago when he started listening to bullshit artists and hypocrites like you. This left him unprepared to stare into the existential void, if indeed that was the root cause of his depression.

4/3/2011 7:16:12 AM

Passerby

Funny how very much life means to us godless heathens, but to certain religious folk it's a crying shame that murderers don't target more enemies of the faith (which doesn't make them murderers anymore by some whackjobs' definition) and suicides don't take everyone else with them.

I hope you get excommunicated.

4/3/2011 7:18:10 AM

Swede

Is it Atheism or Christianity that says "Thou Shalt Not Kill"?
I thought it was the last one, but listening to you, Voice, it must be the first.

4/3/2011 7:22:39 AM

Deepfriedice

This is old news (2008) and has been posted here before:
http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=73156
[EDIT] and again:
http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=52937

4/3/2011 7:26:22 AM

Think or GTFO

Always a tragedy when someone kills him/herself. Bbut exactly what did Richard Dawkins write that came as such a tremendous surprise? That faith is belief in the absence of evidence and reason? Or that the god of the Bible is a horrible character?

4/3/2011 7:32:00 AM

Berny

Vox, you are an asshole of the first order.
First, the only reference for this story is Wing Nut Daily, so there goes your credibility (as if you had any to begin with).
Second, the comment was made by the distraught father and is his opinion only as to why his son killed himself. We don't know what kind of relationship he had with his son. Obviously, the son didn't think he'd find support from his family for his crisis of faith.
Three, encouraging others to kill people for ideas is terrorism and we frown on it.

4/3/2011 7:43:16 AM

DevilsChaplain

@Deepfriedice

True, though this actual quote hasn't been posted here before.

4/3/2011 7:44:47 AM

aaa

I see that you are being a major prick as always. Shame that you haven't pissed off any major law enforcement agencies.

4/3/2011 7:45:46 AM

Canadiest

His father blames the book for his sons death
Ignoring evidence or common sense argument is what being a Christian is about so I can't see how the book would drive him to that.

Definately something else was wrong

4/3/2011 7:53:19 AM

Matante

So the worst you find about teen suicide is that they don't take your "enemies" down with them?

4/3/2011 8:32:19 AM

farpadokly

If the correct logical conclusion to reading Dawkins is suicide (which it isn't) then why haven't more of his readers commited suicide? Wouldn't that be a bit of a Judas Priest situation? Dawkin's message is life-affirming if anything.

4/3/2011 8:52:14 AM

JSS

Yay! Atheists are immoral. Let's show them how to be moral by murdering them!

4/3/2011 9:07:12 AM

Papabear

So, it's important to carefully follow the Bible's directions except that murder is OK?

4/3/2011 9:24:15 AM

Deep Search

Wut?

The logical conclusions is that there is no god and apparently this person committed suicide because they couldn't handle that? So. Why would they shoot Richard Dawkins? It's not his fault god is fictional. Don't shoot the messenger. Literally.

4/3/2011 9:24:17 AM

Brenz

Yes, the tragic part of this event was not the death of a young man whose worldview had been quaked, but that he did not think to take another life with him before he ripped a hole in his family's lives.

Christ, you are such an asshole.

4/3/2011 9:30:51 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Is he talking about Jesse Kilgore? Not only did this event happen years ago, but Kilgore was already suicidally depressed before ever reading Dawkins's book. This is just blatant and shameful propaganda.

4/3/2011 9:42:16 AM



Pos hoc, ergo propter hoc, right Vox?

4/3/2011 9:56:27 AM

HCM

See, children? This is exactly when dropping a c-bomb is perfectly appropriate.

4/3/2011 10:28:14 AM

Justanotheratheist

Sad as this is, it does nothing whatsoever to change the truth of what Dawkins wrote.

4/3/2011 10:30:21 AM

Canadia

It's like when someone who owns a given video game goes out and kills someone, instantly the game is the root cause of the problem without any sort of looking-into. Nice job coyly dancing around the point that you want someone to go kill Dawkins, by the way. Blood for the blood god, skulls for the skull throne and all that.

4/3/2011 10:51:52 AM

Ken

Like I've said about this story, books don't kill people. Chemical imbalances and societal pressure kill people.

4/3/2011 11:26:26 AM

Fuck you if your a grammar Nazi

There are no names mentioned or places or dates. It's just some guy whose son read The God Delusion and killed himself. There's no way to verify this, and I dismiss it as an urban legend.

But you already knew that.

4/3/2011 11:42:41 AM

TGRwulf

Something tells me that it wasn't JUST reading the book that made him kill himself.

4/3/2011 11:57:01 AM
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