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Atheist Richard Dawkins Mocks God as 'Lazy' and 'Unnecessary' in Comedy Cameo — but One Christian Leader Isn't Having Any of It


"Billions of years and evolution are an anti-God religion."

Richard Dawkins, founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science,promotes his new book at the Seymour Centre on December 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Richard Dawkins is well known for his criticism of intelligent design.
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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins appeared in an online cameo earlier this month during which he mocked God as "lazy" and "redundant," proclaiming that science continues to make the concept of a higher power "completely unnecessary" — quips and claims that creationist leader Ken Ham took issue with on his blog this week.

"If you want to be useful, you could do us all a favor and simply vanish?" Dawkins said during a mock conversation with God on the "Mr. Deity" show, an online series that pokes fun at religion. "The whole of your precious creation was made by evolution and you didn't have to lift a finger to help it along. You're completely redundant. Not just lazy — even if you weren't lazy there'd be nothing for you to do."

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