Isaiah Washington meet Richard Dawkins

By now, everyone knows who Mr. Washington is. Yes he is known as one of the doctors in ABC’s popular show “Grey’s Anatomy”. He might even be known to you as the treacherous Mac from “Romeo must Die” but now he’s known as something else.

After calling gay co-star, T.R. Knight, a derogatory word (that starts with ‘f’) aimed at homosexuals, whatever thespian accomplishments were made by Washington are now forgotten.

Personally, I don’t agree with what Washington did. I acknowledge that homosexuality is a sin yet Jesus commands us to love our neighbor, whether they be gay or straight or whatever else. I can’t imagine how dropping that word on someone is communicating love on the recipient, in fact it is quite uncharitable.

That being said, I’m amazed at the reaction of certain groups when something like this happens. Washington was publicly lambasted for insulting Knight (still is). Some called for his head, some called for his job at ABC. He felt so much pressure that he felt he had to meet with gay rights activists to smooth things over.

Honestly, the one he offended was Knight and he SHOULD apologize to him. If Washington is a Christian, it’s imperative that he do so, but why involve a group of people?

Richard Dawkins is an outspoken, atheist professor at Oxford University. He has made some interesting remarks regarding religion, to say the least. The man is so zealous for his worldview (naturalism) that he tries to make others see it his way. Almost like an evangelist, except that an evangelist has something to stand on.

Here is a quote from the tenured Professor Dawkins (made at a symposium titled: “Beyond Belief: Science, religion, reason and survival):

I am utterly fed up with the respect we have been brainwashed into bestowing upon religion…

Does Dawkins face pressure to meet with religious leaders? No. Does he hear howls of indignation from religious groups? No. Do we hear from religious leaders and laymen that Dawkins should be stripped of his professorship at Oxford? No. Do we hear cries from religious leaders that Dawkins needs to attend sensitivity training? Better yet to sit down with them so he can grovel at their feet as part of his penance? Of course not, but what if…

Dawkins made the following statement:

“I am utterly fed up with the respect we have been brainwashed into bestowing upon gay rights…”

What would the reaction be in this case? I think we should ask the untenured Isaiah Washington…

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3 Responses to Isaiah Washington meet Richard Dawkins

  1. freevolition says:

    You have made a very valid point, Laz. I’ve heard of Richard Dawkin’s book. Appears he has become the new champion for atheism since Professor Antony Flew’s conversion to deism. It appears that anti-Christianity is strongly on the rise. But this, too, was prophesied to come. Have you seen this? –> http://blogs.abcnews.com/terrymoran/2007/01/index.html

    I’ve read the above linked report but have avoided “The Blasphemy Challenge” like the plague. I have no desire to join in on this so-called “discussion”. They have choices. I have choices. My choice it to grow in His grace and advance daily towards spiritual maturity. There’s a lot of crap out there that only become stumbling blocks to this purpose.

  2. Laz says:

    Yeah I heard about this so-called “challenge”. If you think about it it’s not much of a challenge, since blasphemy is the natural bent of the fallen human mind.

    I look back at the way I spoke of God and Christ before conversion and it deeply saddens me, but I’m thankful for what God did on my unregenerate heart.

  3. freevolition says:

    We are all born with the old sin nature, so your observations are once again on the mark… it’s not much of a challenge.

    Please don’t be saddened by past sins. They have been completely expiated and forgiven if you have confessed them. Satan will try to heap guilt and regrets upon our heads (if we allow it) to keep us out of fellowship and from advancing to the higher ground of spiritual maturity.

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