Last Saturday – the 6th of February, 2016 – Professor Richard Dawkins, world renowned ethologist, evolutionary biologist, creator of the concept of the meme, and champion of Capital A Atheism (or New Atheism), suffered a minor stroke. He is, I am pleased to report, currently recuperating in his home and is expected to make a full, or near full, recovery.
Yesterday, when news of Professor Dawkins illness broke, the Church of England Twitter account posted:
Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family
[followed by a link to a report on his stroke in The Independent newspaper]
At the time of writing, the CofE’s Tweet has received 1.3K retweets and 925 likes.
The tweet has caused some controversy, so much so that a statement entitled #PrayForDawkins has been posted on the Church of England Communications tumblr. Many people, it seems, felt that the CofE was not merely wishing Dawkins a speedy recovery, rather having some kind of dig at him.
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