Famous atheist Richard Dawkins says it’s our moral duty to kill the mentally retarded

“In a world without God, everything is permitted.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

In addition to exterminating millions of Jews, Nazi Germany also killed gypsies (Romani), Christians (Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe are examples), the physically handicapped, and the mentally retarded, including those with Down Syndrome.

Now a famous atheist, 73-year-old British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, says it would be “immoral” not to abort a baby with Down Syndrome, which is another way of saying it is our moral duty to kill those with Down Syndrome.

Richard Dawkins, 73

Richard Dawkins, 73

Dustin Siggins reports for LifeSiteNews that in an exchange on Twitter on August 20, 2014, Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be “uncivilized” and “immoral.”

The conversation began when Dawkins tweeted that “Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area.” The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases in Ireland.

A Twitter user named Aidan McCourt asked Dawkins if “994 human beings with Down’s Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012” was “civilised.”

Dawkins replied: “Yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings.”

Dawkins tweet

Later, Dawkins said that “the question is not ‘is it ‘human’?’ but ‘can it SUFFER?’”

In perhaps the most shocking moment, one Twitter user wrote that s/he “honestly [doesn’t] know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with Down Syndrome. Real ethical dilemma.”

Dawkins advised the writer to “abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”

According to Dawkins, the issue of who should be born comes down to a calculation based upon possible suffering. “Yes. Suffering should be avoided. [The abortion] cause[s] no suffering. Reduce suffering wherever you can.”

It is estimated that in many Western countries the abortion rate of children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome is 90%, or even higher. The development of new and more accurate tests for the condition has raised concerns among Down syndrome advocates that that number could rise even higher.

Although it is widely believed that people with Down syndrome are doomed to a life of suffering, in one large survey 99% of respondents with Down syndrome said they were “happy.” At the same time, 99% of parents said they loved their child with Down syndrome, and 97% said they were proud of them.

Only 4% of parents who responded said they regretted having their child.

Scientist though he is, Dawkins is simply wrong about fetuses babies in the womb not feeling pain. It is now well-established that 20 weeks into a pregnancy, unborn children can feel pain. Likewise, unborn children have emotional reactions to external stimuli — such as a mother’s stress levels — months before being born.

In other words, the unborn baby DOES suffer when he or she is aborted.

Finally, if “suffering” — as conjectured and determined not by the sufferer but by “scientists” like Dawkins — is the criterion for killing someone, then we might as well bring back Hitler and the Nazis.

Didn’t you know that the Nazis fervently believed that, in exterminating millions of human beings, they were doing good by eliminating the sub-human (Untermensch) so as to prevent them for polluting the human gene pool?

See also “Atheist Richard Dawkins says nothing wrong with pedophilia.”


30 responses to “Famous atheist Richard Dawkins says it’s our moral duty to kill the mentally retarded

  1. They are Gods Children, and he loves them,as he loves You.


  2. Dawkins is a perfect example of book smart common sense stupid. At 73 years old he is getting closer to meeting He whom Dawkins refuses to acknowledge. He can be thankful that God by his merciful nature may show him the compassion that Dawkins could never extend to his fellow human beings.


  3. Brenda Leeann Springer

    One can discern the evil in his soul by looking into his eyes. He is a wicked, cold blooded, God-less Hitler type. He has already chosen the “smoking section” for his eternal life. There is a special horrific place in Hell for baby killers and those who shed innocent blood. America, alone, is a cursed nation for the millions of children that are murdered in abortion slaughter houses. He is obviously doing the devil’s bidding and is a spawn from Hell.



    • Wow!! Brenda don’t hold anything back.


      • do you not understand evolution is about progress, this world is over populated and somone has to die in order for the strong to survive. yes they are people but life is nothing special. its everywhere and all things end. so why make it harder for people who can actually contribute to life and let those people live. life is about survival of the fitest. not the survival of the wasteful, burdens that will never amount to anything. keeping them alive dose more harm than it dose good. just like drug proabition,and religion.


        • Well, Butthead, going by your alias “Butthead” and the words “buttnugget” and “butthole” in the email address you concocted for FOTM, there are people who would think YOU are an example of DEVOLUTION instead of progress, whose “life is nothing special,” “wasteful” and nothing but a “burden” on society.


        • “Life is nothing special.” I wonder what happened in your life to make you believe this. Very sad.

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  4. We could never do that since we’d have to kill off the whole Democratic party these days.


  5. Bob,, Dawkins does not hold back, why should Brenda? Dawkins may have a mental disability too and should be the first to be put down.


    • I had a similar thought, since he ‘defines’ a proper life as one without suffering, does that mean that folks like me (disabled Vet with lots of aches and pains) should be ‘eliminated’ as well? After the dems and those of us who are ‘suffering’ (btw dawkins – just how much ‘suffering’ is allowed?) are all gone, who is going to be left???


  6. “Father God, have mercy on this man who does not yet know You, and shine light into his heart and soul, revealing that his very life and breath are a gift from you, and to come to value human life as created by You. Amen”


  7. What an evil creature.


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  9. Great post, Dr. Eowyn!
    Dawkins fits in well with those lunatic imams who recommend the practice of sexual perversions.


  10. I wonder if he ever had the opportunity to have a loved one with Down’s Syndrome–if so he would have a chance to truly know the magnificence of God’s plan–to show us a nearly morally incorruptible human being.


    • Hear hear, Lola!!! Bravo!
      And that is what the man is likely to miss if he doesn’t turn to God.

      “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 36:26


  11. Using Dawkins’ reasoning it’s just a short hop to where we are justified in killing the morally retarded.

    As long as they don’t suffer of course… kill them in their sleep. You listening Dawkins?


  12. Hitler, Himmler, and Mengele would have just looooooooooooooooved this goober.


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  13. There will always be men that oppose thinking on the side of light, where death is an everyday ordeal, rape is always “her fault”, children should be seen and not heard, and even to cockle your neighbor is funny over a drink at the club. They go by many names, “elitist”, “politician”, “lawyer”, “dirt-bag” are just a few that come to mind. They are always the same, they are always a bit to a lot narcissistic, definitely self important, always enjoy the lime light, and LOVE to hear themselves talk.

    This man, is one of those. There is no point in “discussing” the issue with him, because he will always consider himself right (kind of like Obama supporters), and he isn’t going to change his point of view despite that amount of facts you show him (also like Obama supporters). So really the best way to “deal” with him, is to turn your back on him. They really hate that. Pay him no mind, give him no appreciation, and definitely do NOT give him any attention. Like a plant without sunshine, he will wither and die, alone, and pitiful, like the way he lived.


  14. The thoughts of the authors and commenters on this website makes me weep for humanity. When Christians get stirred up like this it is eerily similar to a mob in the street of some middle-east hole getting ready to stone an adulterer. Good luck with all that love and forgiveness.


    • JB,

      I dare you to point to where exactly in my post or in the comments where anyone proposed to stone Richard Dawkins. When a commenter such as you who read but not comprehend a post such as this, and instead of mourning the aborted babies with Down Syndrome, go all postal on “Christians,” that makes me weep for humanity.


    • Nice Alinsky deflection move (ridicule, polarize, irreverence)…

      The thoughts of the authors and commenters on this website makes me weep for humanity.” But just ignore Dawkins comments on killing babies, no worries about that.

      “stone an adulterer…” Me thinks you haven’t read much from the New Testament.

      Good luck with forgiving the evil that really does want to kill and stone people. You should get an education on Clausewitz: “The aggressor is always peace-loving; he would prefer to take over the country unopposed.”


    • Jb, do you realize that if people like Dawkins had their way, people like you would be silenced? And that gently pointing out a person’s sin, in order to save their soul, is our duty?


  15. Dawkins should be the first to die. He is morbidly disabled.


  16. If you think about it there is a point. In the olden days the mentally ill couldn’t survive thus their gene pool died with them. This ensures that there genetic mentally ill disposition wasn’t passed on. Today with advances in medicine the mentally ill survives and is reproducing and passing on their mentally ill genetics. The off springs are likely to be mentally ill. We have more mentally ill people walking around in human history and increasing……


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