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Feb 19 2012

And now for some good Twitter jokes

Martin Robbins@mjrobbins And here is The Telegraph’s Charles Moore in 2005 attacking Blair for apologizing for slavery http://tgr.ph/AeDOiu

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So according to the Telegraph, you shouldn’t hold guilt for your ancestors’ actions, unless you’re Richard Dawkins. Neat.

David Aaronovitch@DAaronovitch

The Telegraph attack on Dawkins for having slave-trading forebears two centuries back, is wonderfully bizarre. Mad, really.

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Information is invited on ancestral sins, going back three centuries, of Telegraph editors, sundry bishops and Tory politicians. #pastsins

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Re Telegraph outing of past Dawkins, I have to confess to being descended from Sir Darcy O’Ronovitch of the Hellfire Club, hanged in 1782.

Mr Roger Quimbly@RogerQuimbly

According to Richard Dawkins, the Sunday Telegraph is descended from a newspaper.

Jonathan Haynes@JonathanHaynes

Next week in the Sunday Telegraph: how Richard Dawkins is descended from Adam and Eve, even though he calls himself an atheist!

David Allen Green@JackofKent

Bonkers Telegraph article on Dawkins’ ancestors: http://tgr.ph/wvU4aq They will be saying he is descended from apes next.

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RT @Crofton_Parker: @JackofKent can’t wait until Telegraph does article explaining how British royal family amassed its wealth and power.

Matt F@flayman

Richard Dawkins is descended from Cain, a man who murdered his own brother, it has been revealed. http://qako.me/wwz6Ft

 Sir Keith de Lard@keithlard

“So Richard Dawkins’ family used to own slaves?” Yup. “But not him personally?” No. “Well, that blows evolution out of the water for me.”

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  1. 1
    'Tis Himself

    “So Richard Dawkins’ family used to own slaves?” Yup. “But not him personally?” No. “Well, that blows evolution out of the water for me.”

    For the win!

  2. 2
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    Wow, from that article about Blair and the Slave traade:

    Take a comparison. Anti-semites have claimed for hundreds of years that the Jews inherit the guilt for the death of Jesus. Suppose the Chief Rabbi were to proclaim his “deep sorrow” for the Crucifixion. Such sorrow is a reasonable feeling for anyone to have, but the effect of the Chief Rabbi saying it would be to give legitimacy to the blood libel.

    So, let’s compare:
    Anti-semites would be the descendants of slaves
    The Jews are white people whose empire was built on the slave trade
    Murdered babby Jesus would be slaves again.
    So, if the descendants of slavers say they are sorry that their ancestors behaved shitty and murdered innocent people that is the same as opressing and discriminating against a religious group over centuries, leading to the Holocaust over the never-happened murder of a non-existing person and said opressed group then apologizing for it.
    Yes, that makes sense.

  3. 3
    Michael Mungai

    I can’t wait for the Telegraph to allege that Richard Dawkins was born in Kenya and demand to see his long form birth-certificate.

  4. 4
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Gee, maybe everyone in the UK should run around apologizing to each other for what their ancestors did. It’s like the invasion and religious wars islands.

  5. 5
    piero

    The Daily Mail is still not accepting comments, with the lame excuse of “technical problems”. It’s been 6 hours now, so either their IT department sucks or their cowardice passeth all understanding.

    I think their refusal to accept criticism for what was clearly a disgraceful piece of journalism should be made know as widely as possible.

  6. 6
    ckitching

    I think of far bigger concern is the number of Members of Parliament in his family tree. That alone should be a mark of shame and worth apologising for.

  7. 7
    dirigible

    According to Richard Dawkins, the Sunday Telegraph is descended from a newspaper.

    Kermit, is that you?

  8. 8
    frankboyd

    Oh, good grief. I wonder if the Telegraph realises that people are laughing at them, not with them.

  9. 9
    h. hanson

    I needed a good laugh. Thanks.

  10. 10
    David

    just got round to reading it, and i note there are no comments, which is a bit annoying, as ive spent all night working out that the journos great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great greatgreat great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather, or something like that,
    fucked ( I say fucked ,but i suspect i was more akin to rape) something, a lot like a monkey, and they weren’t married, and really, really enjoyed it

  11. 11
    kev_s

    “According to Richard Dawkins, the Sunday Telegraph is descended from a newspaper” (love it!) … and it is currently competing with toilet paper for a niche role in human ecology.

  12. 12
    Unconscience

    Did anyone else get the ad for a petition from National Pro-Life Alliance to overturn Roe v Wade?

    Happy to see religious marketing revenue gone to sod, unless I don’t understand how Google Ads work…

  13. 13
    stonyground

    You know that you can smell victory when your opponents become as desperate as this. They have to have completely run out of ammunition to be using arguments that have every chance of being thrown back in their faces in epic style. The guy who kicked this story off is called Lusher, Tracing his family’s evil past is not going to be difficult and, let’s face it, everyone’s family must have an evil past, it is statistically impossible not to.

    Religious muppets the game is up. Your beliefs are demonstrably false. Your claim to be in the majority have been reduced to 54% almost all of whom don’t believe in God and know sod all about religion. Hang on to your unearned privilages for as long as you can but be aware that only when you have relinquished every last one of them, and only then will we leave you in peace.

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