Richard Dawkins, on aborting a Down’s Syndrome baby — “it would be immoral to bring it into the world.” (I’ll not give him a link.) Then, he played the victim — “Apparently I’m a horrid monster for recommending WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS to the great majority of Down Syndrome fetuses. They are aborted.”
Oh, he is right that his words reflect the depravity of our society. But nothing will change the fact that he’s come right out and said it would be immoral not to abort a Down’s Syndrome baby.
How repulsive do a person’s statements have to become before people stop giving him a forum to spread his perverse rantings? We talk about protecting vulnerable people, emphasise the Special Olympics, etc, but we treat the source of such monstrous statements as a celebrity, instead of a pariah. Dawkins will, no doubt, appear on television sets soon and be treated as if his ideas deserve serious consideration — but his ideas are abominable.
Hopefully this ends the folly of Christians debating this man. No Christian should take part in giving him a public forum. He does not need a hearing. His arguments need no answer other than to point people to where his philosophy leads. If anyone can’t see that his views are morally bankrupt, no argument you make is likely to help them.