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Richard Dawkins has suffered a stroke

#1  Postby CIS » Feb 12, 2016 3:34 am

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#2  Postby DougC » Feb 12, 2016 3:45 am

Wish him the best.
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#3  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Feb 12, 2016 4:02 am

Sounds like he'll be fine. I wish him the best.
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#4  Postby Thommo » Feb 12, 2016 6:21 am

I hope he gets better quickly. Most people do seem to from minor strokes.
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#5  Postby Animavore » Feb 12, 2016 11:03 am

I pray he has a quick recovery.
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#6  Postby Thommo » Feb 12, 2016 11:37 am

Animavore wrote:I pray he has a quick recovery.


:lol:

I wonder how many times that joke will be told today on Christian forums?
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#7  Postby logical bob » Feb 12, 2016 11:46 am

Old age and years of dining at High Table don't come alone. :(
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#8  Postby CarlPierce » Feb 12, 2016 1:44 pm

I hope he has a full recovery.
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#9  Postby Sendraks » Feb 12, 2016 2:26 pm

CarlPierce wrote:I hope he has a full recovery.


Ditto. The impairments that can follow a stroke can be very distressing. I hope he's spared those.
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#10  Postby scott1328 » Feb 12, 2016 3:13 pm

I hope this stroke has damaged that function in his brain that compels him to make stupid remarks on Twitter. Otherwise, I hope he has a full recovery.
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#11  Postby Ironclad » Feb 12, 2016 3:27 pm

Poor bastard :(
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#12  Postby Animavore » Feb 12, 2016 3:33 pm

Isn't hope as futile as praying?

He will or he won't get better, though he already appears to be better, and I'm sure given his wealth and status he'll get the best of care, improving his odds.
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#13  Postby noncredo » Feb 12, 2016 9:06 pm

Animavore wrote:Isn't hope as futile as praying?

No. Maybe. Depends on what you mean by hope. I think praying is just hope with an avatar.
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#14  Postby aliihsanasl » Feb 12, 2016 9:21 pm

If I were him I would stay away from creationist vs evolutionist discussions such stressful situations isn't good for heart.
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#15  Postby Rome Existed » Feb 12, 2016 9:59 pm

scott1328 wrote:I hope this stroke has damaged that function in his brain that compels him to make stupid remarks on Twitter. Otherwise, I hope he has a full recovery.


You mean post facts?
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#16  Postby TopCat » Feb 12, 2016 10:28 pm

scott1328 wrote:I hope this stroke has damaged that function in his brain that compels him to make stupid remarks on Twitter. Otherwise, I hope he has a full recovery.

By all means hope that he learns that he sounds like a twat on Twitter, and changes his ways.

But wishing lasting brain damage on him, whether or not in an exaggerated-for-extra-forum-entertainment-effect kind of way, is a cuntish sentiment to express.
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#17  Postby Skinny Puppy » Feb 12, 2016 10:53 pm

Animavore wrote:Isn't hope as futile as praying?

He will or he won't get better, though he already appears to be better, and I'm sure given his wealth and status he'll get the best of care, improving his odds.


Hmm... very good question. I pray :pray: that it's not.
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#18  Postby aliihsanasl » Feb 12, 2016 11:06 pm

How can we atheists wish good intentions when someone is ill ? Hope futile, praying foolish what's left for us ?
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#19  Postby The_Piper » Feb 12, 2016 11:18 pm

Well for me hoping is just something that I desire to happen. I hope I don't die tomorrow. There's nothing supernatural about that, it's just stating how I feel.
I hope Dawkins makes a full recovery.
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#20  Postby aliihsanasl » Feb 12, 2016 11:29 pm

The_Piper wrote:Well for me hoping is just something that I desire to happen. I hope I don't die tomorrow. There's nothing supernatural about that, it's just stating how I feel.
I hope Dawkins makes a full recovery.
What if I say best wishes to him? :dopey:


Which one would you prefer someone else to tell you ? " I hope you will be fine " or " I'll go to church/mosque (whatever) and pray for you when leave the hospital ? " Even though I don't believe that it doesn't worth the bother since it won't change anything and have no difference than just wishing. Knowing that someone else care for you that much is really a better feeling.
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