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Dawkins: ‘Mild’ Child Molestation is OK?


By Daily Mail Reporter.

Mild paedophelia never did me any harm: Atheist scientist Richard Dawkins provokes outrage after he says recent child abuse scandals have been overblown. The God Delusion author was the victim of mild paedophelia at school.

He said it was important not to judge such incidents by modern standards

Atheist writer and intellectual Richard Dawkins has sparked fury by suggesting the recent spate of child sex abuse scandals has been overblown.

The ‘God Delusion’ author, who reveals in his new autobiography how he was the victim of ‘mild paedophilia’ while a pupil at boarding school, said that such incidents should not be judged by modern standards.

In an interview published in the Times Magazine, he said: ‘I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours.

‘Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild paedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today.’

In a new autobiography Professor Dawkins told how a master at his Salisbury prep school had pulled him on to his knee and put his hand inside his shorts’, adding that other boys had been molested by the same teacher.

While he said that he had found the episode ‘extremely disagreeable’ he wrote: ‘I don’t think he did any of us any lasting damage.’

However his comments have provoked an angry reaction from child protection groups.

The NSPCC’s Peter Watt told The Times: ‘Mr Dawkins seems to think that because a crime was committed a long time ago we should judge it in a different way.

‘But we know that the victims of sexual abuse suffer the same effects, whether it was 50 years ago or yesterday.’

Last month Professor Dawkins has  provoked anger by pointing out that a single college at Cambridge University had won more Nobel Prizes than all the world’s Muslims.



Dawkins Normalising Child Molestation?




One Response to Dawkins: ‘Mild’ Child Molestation is OK?

  1. Diane Denizen

    October 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Yeah sure,having your fanny groped as a kid is just a part of growing up? What f***ing planet is this idiot Dawkins on?

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