Taking Tea with Dawkins

yesterday dawkins mjr called for tea
and after licking the cream - but leaving the jam - from a viennese finger
he began to lecture me about my view of god

for some known/unknown reason he began leafing through the bible
quoting passages about shellfish witches and frillies on men
and he seemed very taken with the semi-attempted killing of isaac

I took the opportunity - during his lecture - to eat all the ├ęclairs
- and after smearing chocolate into a suave moustache -
pointed out that his textual concerns were rather un-evolved...
on my branch no one bothered about that stuff anymore

up went a spluttering of darjeeling

'oh yes' I added

had he not spent his time with stuffed birds
laying them out in phyletic rows
he may have noticed the psalms and the sky
beyond the proscenium of the book

◄ The Fourth Magi

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jeremy young

Wed 13th Jan 2016 23:04

hi stu - the poem uses Dawkins as a metphor really - but I agree he is a rather vexatious chap

it always amuses me how someone who claims to be a evolutionary scientist, when grandstanding on matters of religion relies so heavily on the unreconstructed arguments of pamphleteers of the 13th and 14th century

but then I also included the joke about branches, since Dawkins is rather an unreconstructed mid-19th century evolutionary biologist

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Stu Buck

Wed 13th Jan 2016 11:11

very funny and clever. I also wrote a poem once about mr dawkins drinking tea, how strange. he's a funny figure, someone that has turned atheism, something i practice, into something that people dislike due to his personality. he has always come across as arrogant and pompous to me. each to their own of course!
double kudos for the word proscenium, which i havent heard since i studied a bit of greek history. wonderful.

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