Richard Dawkins on The Simpsons – Sun Mar 10

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Air Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (SI-2409) “Black-Eyed, Please”

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The t-shirt that Richard is wearing is now available at the RDFRS online store
It’s available in Black, Royal Blue, Eggplant (purple) and Raspberry (pink)
& sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
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47 COMMENTS

    • Ooh, I do hope that yellow Richard gets to interact with Ned Flanders, the guy who participated in “the walk for the cure…of homosexuality!”. Actually, I imagine it’s a foregone conclusion that if Richard Dawkins appears in The Simpsons, Neddy will also make a showing.

      In reply to #2 by suzyicq:

      This t-shirt will be available in 4 colors: black, royal blue, eggplant, and raspberry.

      I hope it also becomes available at some point in goldenrod, canary, saffron and paella.

      • In reply to #5 by Katy Cordeth:

        Ooh, I do hope that yellow Richard gets to interact with Ned Flanders, the guy who participated in “the walk for the cure…of homosexuality!”. Actually, I imagine it’s a foregone conclusion that if Richard Dawkins appears in The Simpsons, Neddy will also make a showing.

        In reply to #2 by suzyicq:

        This t-shirt will be available in 4 colors: black, royal blue, eggplant, and raspberry.

        I hope it also becomes available at some point in goldenrod, canary, saffron and paella.

        Reverend Lovejoy will come out as an atheist, with Ned AND Richard on the case. Simpsons- brilliant!

    • In reply to #8 by kidchicago:

      I want a T-shirt with an eerie night scene on it,and Richard’s face in the foreground, with the words “Creationists are afraid of The Dawk”.

      Now that’s a shirt. Just do his face with a serious look, high contrast execution.

      • Exactly my thinking!!!!!!!

        In reply to #17 by aquilacane:

        In reply to #8 by kidchicago:

        I want a T-shirt with an eerie night scene on it,and Richard’s face in the foreground, with the words “Creationists are afraid of The Dawk”.

        Now that’s a shirt. Just do his face with a serious look, high contrast execution.

    • I’m in, where do I place my order?

      In reply to #8 by kidchicago:

      I want a T-shirt with an eerie night scene on it,and Richard’s face in the foreground, with the words “Creationists are afraid of The Dawk”.

      • An excellent question!!!! Richard”s Foundation definitely needs to hire additional creative T-Shirt design artists
        for the impending barrage of requests!!!!!! RDF’rs, please feel free to use the idea!!!! Great for Halloween this
        year, and other events!!!! On me!!!!!!

        In reply to #19 by headswapboy:

        I’m in, where do I place my order?

        In reply to #8 by kidchicago:

        I want a T-shirt with an eerie night scene on it,and Richard’s face in the foreground, with the words “Creationists are afraid of The Dawk”.

  1. I will definitely watch.

    Unfortunately, I do not think the t-shirt is effective. The message is too open-ended and can be interpreted in different ways. It could mean something positive about religion. “RELIGION” Together we can find the cure – (For whatever your problem may be – loss, hardship, morals, diseases, etc.) I think that “Together we can find the cure for RELIGION”, might have been a better solution. Burn that t-shirt Richard!

    • QK,

      You are indeed correct. The shirt depicted above is something that a conclave (if I may use that word!!!) of
      folks who are already Freethinkers might wear. But the message is ambiguous enough that if you also put
      it on a red beanie, even a Deist or Theist Cardinal conclave could be attired in it!!!!!

      In reply to #9 by QuestioningKat:

      I will definitely watch.

      Unfortunately, I do not think the t-shirt is effective. The message is too open-ended and can be interpreted in different ways. It could mean something positive about religion. “RELIGION” Together we can find the cure – (For whatever your problem may be – loss, hardship, morals, diseases, etc.) I think that “Together we can find the cure for RELIGION”, might have been a better solution. Burn that t-shirt Richard!

    • In reply to #9 by QuestioningKat:

      I will definitely watch.

      Unfortunately, I do not think the t-shirt is effective. The message is too open-ended and can be interpreted in different ways. It could mean something positive about religion. “RELIGION” Together we can find the cure – (For whatever your problem may be – loss, hardship, morals, diseases, etc.) I think that “Together we can find the cure for RELIGION”, might have been a better solution. Burn that t-shirt Richard!

      How about… “Religion. It’s treatable.”

    • Perhaps you’re not quite understanding what the idea of t-shirt slogans is?..They are designed to capture attention and drive home a message! This t-shirt does that more than adequately..

      In reply to #9 by QuestioningKat:

      I will definitely watch.

      Unfortunately, I do not think the t-shirt is effective. The message is too open-ended and can be interpreted in different ways. It could mean something positive about religion. “RELIGION” Together we can find the cure – (For whatever your problem may be – loss, hardship, morals, diseases, etc.) I think that “Together we can find the cure for RELIGION”, might have been a better solution. Burn that t-shirt Richard!

  2. Richard, I am looking forward to this!

    Today I told my friend and he said, “Wasn’t Dawkins on The Simpsons already?… Oh wait, I’m thinking of South Park. FACEPALM. I told him, “That wasn’t Richard Dawkins. That was someone doing a bad impression of him.” :P

  3. The difficulty with the shirt in the picture is basically in the word “cure”. The average Joe believer
    who may or may not go to Church even once a week rightfully takes offense at the implication that
    he or she is somehow sick, even though the message is not explicitly personal, or meant to be taken as
    such. Being in an ordinary state of delusion, and being deluded to the point of sickness are, empirically speaking, quite different states of mind.

    I think it’s more effective to raise cognitive dissonance in a less confrontational, more relatively humorous
    manner. And it could save a trip to the hospital, or perhaps an icepack.

  4. From what I gather the new Simpsons episode will see Lisa confronted with a new teacher who happens to be a creationist. I don’t think I’ve watched the Simpsons since the 1990s but I’m looking forward to this.

    With regards to the t shirt, I’m not too keen on it. ‘Religion together we can find the cure’. Hmm…it’s a little ambiguous and could well come across as patronising to those who do believe.

    If we want to change minds we’ve got to think very carefully about the language we’re using.

    • I think your concerns have a place. But I also wonder why on Earth should there be any requirement that a T-Shirt achieve something more than expressing the wearer’s desires, humor (or lack thereof), creativity, attitude, or just yeah, I slept in this and I don’t care?

      My every word spoken in opposition to religion is not bound by a contract to meet the needs of believers regarding their awaking to the “truth” of atheism. I can just think it’s funny, or whatever.

  5. In reply to #15 by 78rpm:

    THANKS A LOT, QUESTIONINGKAT! I was all hot to order that shirt, and now you’ve made me think. Arrgghh! How I hate being made to think!

    YOUR SO VERY WELCOME! Go ahead and buy it, just know that anyone who isn’t a freethinker might say “God bless you for your hard work and compassion towards those who are suffering.”

  6. Richard Dawkins as Satan was funny. I was hoping he’d have a bigger role. When I found out Lisa was getting a substitute, I was hoping that it would turn out that Richard Dawkins was her teacher. Oh well. “I’m making Catholic Saint Stew!”

    • In reply to #38 by InYourFaceNewYorker:

      Richard Dawkins as Satan was funny. I was hoping he’d have a bigger role. When I found out Lisa was getting a substitute, I was hoping that it would turn out that Richard Dawkins was her teacher. Oh well. “I’m making Catholic Saint Stew!”

      Yes, I kept waiting for Richard to step into the classroom and save the day.

      • In reply to #39 by QuestioningKat:

        In reply to #38 by InYourFaceNewYorker:

        Richard Dawkins as Satan was funny. I was hoping he’d have a bigger role. When I found out Lisa was getting a substitute, I was hoping that it would turn out that Richard Dawkins was her teacher. Oh well. “I’m making Catholic Saint Stew!”

        Yes, I kept waiting for Richard to step into the classroom and save the day.

        Actually the devil was the “God Delusion” and they worshiping it. To have the status of religion would rather be more advantageous.

        A good voice´s representation of the “God Delusion”.

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