Question of the Week: Limericks for Science

Nov 20, 2013

"Richard the sharp unbeliever

runs after each kind of deceiver…"

 

Finish this limerick about Richard or write your own.  Post your submissions in the comments below and  'Like' your favorites!  Hurry, contest ends Tuesday, November 26th!

The winner gets a copy of Richard Dawkins latest book, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.​


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420 comments on “Question of the Week: Limericks for Science

  • Since dogma makes most people blind
    It ruins many a sensible mind.
    But Richard does say,
    In his intelligent way,
    “No gods will they ever find”.



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  • In reply to #1 by Sou:

    Since dogma makes most people blind

    It ruins many a sensible mind.

    But Richard does say,

    In his intelligent way,

    “No gods will they ever find”.

    I like it. I would like it better (though I don’t know why) if the last line were “No gods will ever, they find.”



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  • Richard the quick unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    He’s never unwary
    With no need to tarry
    Just passes on truth, to receiver



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    MarkGeorgiou says:

    In reply to #2 by Quine:

    In reply to #1 by Sou:Since dogma makes most people blindIt ruins many a sensible mind.But Richard does say,In his intelligent way,”No gods will they ever find”.I like it. I would like it better (though I don’t know why) if the last line were “No gods will ever, they find.”

    I agree it flows better although maybe slightly better with “they’ll find”. Anyway my attempt9not in the same league though!:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever runs after each kind of deceiver…” he starts the debate never taking the bait and exposes those lying believers. Are there any resirtictions as to how many attempts we can have?



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  • 5
    EvolvedPrimate says:

    In reply to #2 by Quine:

    In reply to #1 by Sou:Since dogma makes most people blindIt ruins many a sensible mind.But Richard does say,In his intelligent way,”No gods will they ever find”.I like it. I would like it better (though I don’t know why) if the last line were “No gods will ever, they find.”

    I agree it flows better although maybe slightly better with “they’ll find”. Anyway my attempt9not in the same league though!:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever runs after each kind of deceiver…” he starts the debate never taking the bait and exposes those lying believers. Are there any resirtictions as to how many attempts we can have?



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  • 6
    MaloneMeurt says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    But they just say that he
    Is as dim as can be
    In their mad, self-delusional fever



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  • 7
    SaganTheCat says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    he was once a Rottweiler

    now he’s grown so much milder

    he’s more like Darwin’s golden retriever



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  • There was a young vampire called Mable,
    who’s periods were relatively stable,
    and,at every full moon with the aid of a spoon,
    she drank herself under the table.

    sorry,but it does have a little science in it



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  • 9
    MaloneMeurt says:

    I didn’t realize I’d have to learn a whole new mark-up language to make carriage returns stick! While I’m getting my head around it, I’d like to re-submit my offering with line breaks represented by slashes. I know it’s not very good, but it does rhyme and scan. Here goes: Richard the sharp unbeliever / Runs after each kind of deceiver / But they just say that he / Is as dim as can be / In their mad, self-delusional fever



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  • 10
    DanSerotsky says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    Hearing misinformed japes
    Like ‘we come from no apes!’
    He sharpens his metaphoric cleaver.



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  • 11
    phil rimmer says:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever,

    Runs after each kind of deceiver.

    “You’ll poison our nation

    With that nonsense, Creation.

    Your God’s no immaculate conceiver.”



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  • 12
    wowbaggerish says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    With proof biological
    To deny the illogical
    He has become truth’s highest achiever



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  • 13
    deepgreendesign says:

    There is this guy named Rick / For some, whose reason, seemed thick / He touted evolution / Got a revolution / Now lots of dummies think he’s a dick.



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  • 14
    Light Wave says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    His bright selfish Genes –

    Inventor of Memes

    The Science and Reason weaver



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  • 15
    Christiana Magdalene Moodley says:

    Richard,a man of great wit

    Has engaged many a religious twit.

    With great charm and polish,

    He proceeds to demolish

    Theologians who really should quit.



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  • 16
    Steve_Kap says:

    Altruism is not hard to find
    ‘But how?’ evolutionist pine
    to goodness from sin
    how do good guys win
    said Dawkins “Well, just give it time”



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  • 17
    Tintern says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/ Runs after each kind of deceiver/ On stage and TV/ Where godly memes be/ He wipes them away like a fever.



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  • 18
    missus_gumby says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    He overtakes first

    In a Farrah-like burst

    Then strikes with his rhetorical cleaver



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  • 19
    AtheistGene says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    from creationist to obscurantist

    exposing argumentam ad-bullshitem

    he is the real life saver.



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  • 20
    dcamarca says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    if you debate him beware
    for others who have dared
    had the knowledge of a golden retriever



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  • 21
    SharSig says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    Soft spoken assurance, admirable endurance
    All while disengaging “God’s” lever.



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  • 22
    DoctorAtlantis says:

    Things aren’t always what they seem

    but you can learn to tell between

    what you may wish to be true

    and a big pile of poo.

    How’s that for an interesting meme?



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  • 23
    dochaux says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    But try as they might
    They can’t stand the light
    That shines through this rainbow unweaver.



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  • 24
    SpaceAtheist says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever / runs after each kind of believer / claiming belief is a fact / brings a proper Hitch slap / Owned by the rainbow unweaver



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  • 25
    RDunseith says:
    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    Exposing their treason
    Through logic and reason
    To show they’re naught but a lie weaver



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  • 26
    TimBeresford says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    and with science he’s able

    to debunk their fables,

    he’s a secular super-achiever!



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  • 27
    archiew says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,

    Runs after each kind of deceiver…;

    Merrily they Pray.

    Says Richard, “Nay, Nay,

    You must be a sole, self believer.”



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  • 28
    IBphree says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    The lines above do not express the love
    Richard has for science and truth…
    A witch hunter he is not
    Who composed this rot?
    That twists a truthful answer to the ignorant
    Into a fanatics cause célèbre.
    Note : The mental Picture of Richard running after deceivers conjures to me an image of witch hunting. This does not come across as good PR and has a ring of untruth to it as I believe Richard refuses to debate science with non-scientists whereas he will inform the scientifically uniformed when invited.



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  • 29
    bodhigal says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    To unwash their brains from religion that binds
    With reason not faith
    To free all their minds!



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  • 30
    JuliaOr says:

    Richard the quick unbeliever/runs after each kind of deceiver/but a creationist cretin/ taught him a valuable lesson/when they ring, put down the receiver



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  • 31
    OldBridKid says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever, runs after each kind of deceiver. He confounds the wraith that’s christian faith; he’s one magnificent achiever.

    And here’s another:

    No matter how much I’m enticed, I really can’t fathom out Christ; but with Richard on hand with reasoning so grand, the meat of the argument is diced.



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  • 32
    Joey W. says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    so join the alliance

    of reason and science

    and become a religion “unweaver”



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  • 33
    MarcWeeks says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He catches them up,
    And without fisticuffs,
    Lays bare their untruths to perceivers.



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  • 35
    godzillatemple says:

    Richard has surely grown weary

    Of those who claim “it’s just a theory”

    He continues apace

    To put them in their place

    How he keeps it up is just plain eerie



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  • 36
    vb20cent says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    At the end of the day,
    He has taught the true way,
    And shown that he is a conceiver



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  • 37
    Jawbone III says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    Be it preachers of hysteria

    or Creation Science Malaria

    Richard is much too clever

    And slices their Dogma

    With his scientific cleaver



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each deceiver.
    Revealing that theology
    Is only our current mythology
    Opens the eyes of perceivers.



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  • 39
    sangfroid says:

    Richard the sharp Unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of Deceiver
    If he finds you do Believe
    He’ll undoubtedly Conceive
    A reason to become a Perceiver



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  • 40
    Steve_Kap says:

    Richard saw that there’s no use pretending,
    that their reaches are locally ending.
    We are speaking of genes,
    replication machines,
    Your phenotypes do need extending.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each deceiver.
    Debunking bogosity
    With steadfast ferocity
    Leaving the other, the griever.



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  • 42
    Andy Mcquillan says:

    There once was a man they called dawkins(my family get him mixed up with Hawkins).One explains about science and reason while the other I haven’t a clue.
    Now this misunderstood man they call dawkins writes evolution and genes.So take heed oh religion and listen the truth is his only mission.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each deceiver.
    When faced with Deepak
    We all did sit back,
    And watched him defrock that pretender.



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  • 44
    Hypocrism says:

    The day Dawkins said that the Bible

    Was written by desert folk tribal,

    Some types were offended,

    And then he contended,

    “Let’s sue for its content of libel!”


    So God into courtroom he took.

    He was asked to swear on the book.

    “I can’t swear on that,”

    Like a true diplomat,

    “It’s absolute Gobbledegook!”


    “I do not deserve this conviction,

    My son saved you with Crucifixion!”

    A horrible thought

    That should make one distraught;

    At least the whole thing is just fiction.



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  • 45
    jl.kirkman.7 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever –
    Runs after each kind of deceiver –
    “Atoms have a conscious” Deepak exclaims! –
    Revealing he’s no better than faith healers



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Used logic, just like a lever

    To prise the truth out

    And there is no doubt

    Deepak was left in a fever



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  • 47
    SpaceAtheist says:

    A biologist named Dawkins once said / that religion is all in your head / for it can’t be truth / if it comes with no proof / and threatens us after we’re dead.



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  • 48
    aindiachiarrai says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    with science and fact
    a distinct lack tact
    he shows up each low-achiever



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  • 49
    Davotee says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    But with the values of June and Ward Cleaver
    well we might as well leave it to Beaver.



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  • 51
    Alan4discussion says:

    In a strange Institute of Discovery,
    Lived some monkeys whose stories were rubbishy,
    They couldn’t do science,
    So they chose dumb defiance,
    and faked review systems for scrutiny!



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  • 52
    697wGXml says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    From Chopra to Lane Craig
    He manages the rage
    And doesn’t hit them in the head with a cleaver



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  • Richard the quick unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    While the religious continue to hunt witches
    Richard cries out ” Science works……bitches”



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  • 54
    missus_gumby says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Be it Jebus or Mo

    He just won’t let go

    He must have the strength of a beaver



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  • 55
    Rational Rick says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…”
    ” Your religions are lies
    There’s no God,” he cries
    More eager,by far, than a beaver



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  • 56
    Literatech says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/
    Runs after each kind of deceiver/
    Slicing through woo/
    Wielding science so true/
    Inexhaustible rainbow unweaver.



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  • Richard the quick unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    With fossils in rocks
    No one can out fox,
    Our champion delusion reliever.



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  • 58
    ukhuman1st says:

    There was a young man called Dawkins /Whose mind was as sharp as Steve Hawkins/ The black hole in his jeans/ Interfered with his memes/ And so put an end to his fawkins.



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  • 59
    RBRADLEY says:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    Through rational debate;
    Avoiding all postulate.
    He butchers religious dogma
    Like meat beneath the cleaver!



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  • 60
    bigmacmacsboy says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever/ runs after each kind of deceiver/ quantum leaps in logic he finds/in discontinuous minds/ a great appetite for wonder makes him a great teacher



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  • For Dawkins so loved the Universe’s glory,
    Animals, mountains, cells and aurorae.
    He lays truths on the table, with no need for fable,
    So we see our right place in the story.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Now a new films been wrought

    While the faith-heads are caught

    And survival has never been sweeter

    Mike



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  • Richard the brave man-believer
    Fights God-belief as yellow fever
    But nevertheless
    With far more success
    With ‘humanosophy’ as cleaver.



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  • 64
    frank.habets.3 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    With Logic his good bro,

    And Reason up fro,

    His Occam Razor slices deeper!



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    With logic not rage
    The words of this sage
    Bring truth to every receiver



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  • In reply to #2 by Quine:

    In reply to #1 by Sou:

    Since dogma makes most people blind

    It ruins many a sensible mind.

    But Richard does say,

    In his intelligent way,

    “No gods will they ever find”.

    I like it. I would like it better (though I don’t know why) if the last line were “No gods will ever, they find.”

    You probably like it better because the cadence works better with ‘no gods will ever they find’. Limericks are all about rhythm.



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  • 67
    noreenritz says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He smashes illusions
    And cures false conclusions
    ‘Til the hacks look like underachievers.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Wields logic as though it’s a cleaver

    With Dennett and Harris and Krauss as well

    He chops Chopras, Haggards and Cardinals like Pell



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    He pokes and he prods /
    at pixies and gods /
    til believer is turned non-believer



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  • 70
    Asparaguspee says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    proceeds to debate ’em,

    and often berate ’em,

    At that he’s an overachiever.



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  • Hindu, Christian or Muslim,
    He always outruns ’em.
    He’s the secular team’s wide receiver.

    Full disclosure: I really don’t like American “football”.



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  • 72
    Nightsky Majesty says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    be they christian, muslim or jew

    supernatural, new age or deepac woo

    and when he speaks for science and reason

    they try to cry “its religious treason”

    but no logic is found in their lies

    no matter how hard they try to disguise

    because to be of a reasonable mind

    is to leave all religions behind

    so Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    he exposes the fraud
    and has shown that god
    is at best an underachiever



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  • 74
    Gareth Price says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    And though he’s inspired
    Even he must grow tired
    Of non-sequiturs.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    So keen and so wise,
    He dismantles their lies,
    Like chopping up meat with a cleaver.



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  • 76
    cruxster says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver..
    And if they confront him,
    He will affront them,
    And dissect their thoughts with a cleaver



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  • 77
    The Devout Atheist says:

    An Oxford professor by trade

    His foes are religions man-made

    With Darwin in hand

    Dawkins has planned

    To continue the “unholy” crusade

    😉



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  • 78
    Adam Pearse says:

    An Oxford professor by trade

    His foes are religions man-made

    With Darwin in hand

    Dawkins has planned

    To continue the “unholy” crusade

    😉



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  • 79
    martin kasun says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    his foes keep feeding us crap
    he retorts with a cutting “Hitch Slap”-
    evolution did not produce the Cockbeaver!



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  • 80
    flyingdetriues says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    He cares only for truth
    As he unseats the uncouth
    He is in no way a repriever



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  • 81
    The Buachaill says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,

    runs after each kind of deceiver,

    Armed with Reason and Science,

    He unmasks their Reliance,

    On some god who’s an Underachiever



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  • 82
    susanlatimer says:

    Poor Richard with patience and skill,
    And a natural sense of good will
    Calls for reason and science,
    Not mindless compliance
    For which he’s called strident and shrill.



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  • 83
    Gareth Price says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He even concluded
    that God is deluded
    and a definite underachiever.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    With an intellect sublime
    And arguments divine
    He’ll give believers brain fever



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  • 85
    Darth Vader says:

    Richard the sharp Unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of Deceiver

    The Imam, the Rabbi

    The Priest, the Magi

    Every Prophet, Saint and Redeemer



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  • 86
    Catfish says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    wants to be civilised

    not demonised

    he is a great reason believer



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  • 87
    Alan4discussion says:

    Richard the smooth unbeliever,
    Goes after each kind of deceiver,
    .. who sets up the fronts,
    .. for runts pulling stunts,
    while the YECs flap around in a fever!



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  • 88
    Blasphemyman says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of believer
    He pulls them apart with his generous heart
    And they become a quite desperate retriever



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  • 89
    frank.habets.3 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    With Logic his good bro

    And Reason up fro

    His Occam Razor rips deeper.



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  • 90
    jmal7211 says:

    There is a Man called Dick
    Who thought, how is religion so thick
    So from Amish to Zen
    With the stroke of a pen
    He assigned them all to the bin



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  • 91
    MarkGeorgiou says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    by open debate
    although never with hate
    admonishes deluded believers



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  • 92
    EvolvedPrimate says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    by open debate
    although never with hate
    admonishes deluded believers



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  • 93
    MarkGeorgiou says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    he’s a good honest man /
    I am a big fan /
    And like he I’m a none-believer



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  • 94
    EvolvedPrimate says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    he’s a good honest man /
    I am a big fan /
    And like he I’m a none-believer



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  • 95
    Lonevoice says:

    A fellow I met at the station
    said he doesn’t believe in Creation.
    The idea, he said,
    had begun in his head.
    Well, it wasn’t Divine Inspiration.



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  • Richard the sharp un beleiver
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    When he met Daapak he didn’t hold back
    From his quantum hype that’s all but tripe
    To his delusional fever



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  • 97
    MarkGeorgiou says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    Cognitive dissonance he’s proven /
    with false arguments unwoven /
    that delusions ail all those believers



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  • 98
    EvolvedPrimate says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    Cognitive dissonance he’s proven /
    with false arguments unwoven /
    that delusions ail all those believers



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  • 99
    MarkGeorgiou says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    encourages free-thinking /
    for those with an inkling /
    escape from deluded believer



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  • 100
    EvolvedPrimate says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    runs after each kind of deceiver /
    encourages free-thinking /
    for those with an inkling /
    escape from deluded believer



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  • 101
    SpaceAtheist says:

    Richard this limerick is for you / to tell you that we all adore you / you’ve opened our eyes / exposed many lies / continue the work we implore you!!



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  • 102
    jasonwestall says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…,

    with paper and pen,

    he disapproves zen,

    whipping faith into a fever!



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  • 103
    Skimble says:
    1. Of Dawkins this much must be said,
    2. Delusions just make him see red,
    3. He’ll argue the toss,
    4. Then need mental floss,
    5. To oust stupid memes from his head.



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  • 104
    Vancity James says:

    A biologist, Dawkins by name,
    Put creationist theology to shame.
    He said, “Evolution’s
    The elegant solution
    To the question of from whence we came.”



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  • 105
    sideeffect says:

    Richard has a passion for truth
    Religion is too absolute
    He likes to discover and theorize and wonder
    About life that is all underfoot



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  • 106
    sideeffect says:

    Richard has a passion for truth

    Religion is too absolute

    He likes to discover and theorize and wonder

    About life that is all underfoot



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  • 107
    stellaconcepts says:

    Our Richard had an appetite for wonder,

    The bigger questions he did often ponder.

    To the pious in his way

    He can’t help but to say

    “Of Science, bitches, I am fonder”



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  • 108
    pimpmasterkdogg says:

    A fundamentalist militant atheist,
    Is just as bad as a terrorist,
    After buying some honey,
    Airline staff looked at him funny,
    And put him on the no-fly list



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  • 109
    alancoady says:

    A biologist raised on pure reason
    Has been tarred with the following treason
    That the life scientific
    Cannot be beatific
    But that view’s gladly going out of season



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  • 110
    Steve DeHaven says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    Be they psychics or godders,
    Or low snake-oil defrauders,
    He shows them up as money thievers!



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  • 111
    _Condex_ says:

    On Common Ancestry (albeit quite a way back)
    A man with his pride held high – asked Richard “Then why can’t humans fly?”
    Mr. Dawkins said “You see, evolution’s tree has more than just humanity, and we’re not birds, you and I.”



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  • 112
    JuliaOr says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/runs after each kind of deceiver/from the deluded to the wiley/Craig, Chopra, O’Reilly/he barely stops for a breather



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  • 113
    zeeshan.bakht.71 says:

    Origin stories of species

    From monkeys to Gods to Nietzsche

    “What! No afterlife!”

    Said Abraham’s wife,

    “Turn on the lights; let’s get cheeky”



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  • 114
    tehwoodguy says:

    A skeptical chap name of Dawkins/
    Ticks clergymen off when he’s talkin’/
    ‘cause he thinks that humanity’s/
    good without the insanity/
    of the gods and the fables they’re hawkin’



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  • 115
    ArthurDent says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…”
    When him he ask of the proclaimer,
    Of God’s glory and big moral author
    “What give him the right to tell me what right”
    “If he the almighty why then he the no see.”
    “Why evolution make most sense to real me?”
    “Why hide away if you so proud?”
    “Why make it look like you’ ain’t been around?”
    “How come all the Scientists all making sense?”
    “How all my Church do’s sit on da fence?”
    “Science be right YO! Dawkin the Man!”
    “YO Bible thumpers..he your triggerman!”



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  • 116
    Kate L says:

    I’ve got two:
    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He separates fact
    From confusion, with tact,
    Using his mind like a cleaver.

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver,
    Explaining the truth
    To those elders and youth
    Who are open to be a receiver.



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  • 117
    caitmich says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    with pointed erudition
    he pricks superstition
    and delusional religious fever!



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  • 118
    Jack Nasty says:

    He made the religious folks skittish,
    Proved faith to be fake just like Quidditch,
    But through Evolution,
    There was no solution,
    For his teeth let us know he was British.



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  • 119
    Son of Rea says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    If you’re a bull-shitter,

    This brave fecal splitter

    Will cut through your crap like a cleaver.



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  • 120
    Joseph_mcdevitt says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    He and Lawrence Krauss
    Such skeptical Pals
    Will help those that are naiver



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever;

    Runs after each kind of deceiver:

    With with and with verve,

    Treads on religion’s last nerve,

    With Facts, Evidence: a clear-thinker!



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  • 122
    David Atkin says:

    Richard Dawkins is showing the way,
    by declaring religion, “passé!”
    “In God there’s no proof”
    “Religion no truth”
    “Science it’s surely your day.”



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  • 123
    Taliesin Hoyle says:

    There was once a young man named Dawkins
    who knew about cladistic forkings,
    but was driven irate,
    really exasperated!
    by creationist’s asinine squawkings.



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  • 124
    The Dead says:

    There once was an English detective,
    Who’s approach was a different perspective,
    On the folly of man, he does what he can,
    To make sure that we all stand corrected



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  • 125
    Josealb says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    With knowledge at hand
    No baloney can stand
    Its detection by truth from achievers.



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  • 126
    stephenwade says:

    There once was a god filled with treason,
    who would never appear for good reason.
    For when Richard would cry:
    where’s this pie in the sky?
    It was silence from season to season.



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  • 127
    Heathcliffe says:

    As Dawkins has often related
    Humans aren’t specially created
    Through genes varied and selfish
    We’re descended from shellfish
    So Genesis is much overated



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  • 128
    Forumuser20 says:

    Richard demonstrates a steadfast reliance
    On the proven methods of science
    To show genetic mutation
    Beats a myth of creation
    And that reason trumps illogical defiance



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  • 129
    incollectio says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    Truth as a force majeure

    takes down their galore

    And tells the story of the beaver



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  • 130
    nancy.rash.18 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/goes after each kind of deceiver/debunks all the claims/written in king James/with a retort as sharp as a cleaver



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  • 131
    vera.sileikis says:

    There once was a fellah called Dick.
    His synapses flew fast and thick.
    He helped save the earth
    with great wisdom and mirth
    and the facts that some simply won’t face, so he surely improves the whole place.
    This great man brings truth and I’m glad,
    that he’s civil and kind and not mad
    at those dogmatic twits when they holler and blitz
    all their nonsense and fairy tale prose.
    -V. L. Sileikis



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  • 132
    SkeptiSketch says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    Atheistic hell-raiser

    he skips Occam’s razor

    opting instead for a cleaver.



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  • 133
    SkeptiSketch says:

    Oh, what the hell, I’ll throw in a low-brow one:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Studied genes of the fox

    Sequenced pullets and cocks,

    Though his passion is still for the beaver.



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  • 134
    Markos.9 says:

    Richard Dawkins angelic complexion,
    Came as a result of natural selection.
    His miraculous sheen,
    Is a sight to be seen.
    The essence of Darwinian perfection.



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  • 135
    shamrock1979 says:

    There was a Biologist from Kenya.
    Who had an evolutionary agenda.
    He went town to town to strike dogma down.
    With truth and reason his minions.
    Yes, all of the theist did frown,
    When Dawkins came to town.



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  • 136
    Jon Roberts says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever runs after each kind of deceiver…” and what does he find? Those who are are blind! And watch making does not relieve him.



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  • Speaking the truth in an act of defiance.
    Only on evidence placing reliance.
    Noone softens
    Richard Dawkins.
    It’s silly to argue with science.



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  • 138
    sosrobbins says:

    There once was a young man called Rick
    Whose mind was incredible slick
    He learned evolution
    And reached the conclusion
    That faith was a confidence trick



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  • On the subject of Darwin’s Evolution

    Richard Dawkins Makes a Great Contribution

    ‘Cos the Origin of Species

    Beats that Biblical Faeces

    And the Flood which was god’s ‘Final Solution’



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  • When it comes down to logical fallacies

    And those pesky creationist fantasies

    Darwin pulled them to pieces

    With his Origin of Species

    And debunked ‘Paley’s Watchmaker’ analogies



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  • 142
    Peter Grant says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Goes after each kind of deceiver.

    Using science and reason,

    It’s now open season

    On those who’d exploit the unwitting believer…



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  • 143
    tedgrant2 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    runs after each kind of deceiver,
    It’s really kind of tragic,
    people are fooled by magic,
    There is no rainbow weaver.



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  • 144
    Jnurse51 says:

    In Darwin’s steps comes Richard Dawkins
    Through debates and born-again talk-ins
    Using logic divine
    And each well-crafted line
    He destroys the creationist squawkin’s



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  • 145
    pianoman1255 says:

    There once was a man named Dawkins
    With the idea of the selfish gene..
    While exposing the religious
    As delusional and ridiculous
    Also proved we atheists are not mean….



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  • When he heard about Ray Comfort’s Croc-o-duck,

    Dawkins saw where the poor man had come unstuck,

    He explained to the jester,

    “We share a Common Ancestor!”

    “What your ‘holy book’ says, We Don’t Give a F….damn!!”



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  • 148
    Lucius366 says:

    If you’d like to hear physics talking,
    I suggest you look up Steven Hawking,
    But about evolution,
    And religious persecution,
    There’s no better than professor Richard Dawkins.



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  • A “Bright” prof from Oxford would dream
    Of a popular atheist meme:
    A broad media shower
    Of rational mind power!
    The Dawkins, Krauss, Harris & Tyson A-Team?



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  • 150
    marktegan says:

    A debate about Matter revolved
    About which Dawkins and Hawking attempted to solve.
    But Stephen’s machine it did blow’d
    And his rebuttal became slowed
    That eventually Dawkins went on and evolved.



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  • 151
    tom.cantwell.908 says:

    A professor named Dawkins divined
    That the universe was not designed
    But the faithful who prayed
    Called it watchmaker made
    Richard said then he must have been blind



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  • 152
    Asilove says:

    There once was a man named Dawkins
    Who hoped to be another Hawkings
    Though not concerned with Black Holes
    But with how life evolves
    He gave Intelligent Design a good porking!



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  • 153
    QuestioningKat says:

    A Catholic bishop called Todd
    Gave up the girls ’cause of God,
    If he read God Delusion
    It’s a foregone conclusion
    That he’d make better use of his rod.

    lol! It’s never a disappointment when you show up Mark.



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  • 154
    Garybobble007 says:
    • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    • Runs after each kind of deceiver
    • From Chopra to Haggard
    • No matter the blaggard
    • He is constantly willing and eager



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Using logic and wit

    He makes “scholars” submit

    And damns poor arguments like a beaver.



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  • 156
    Ian Clark says:

    For Dawkins, biology,
    Is the ultimate theology,
    But to DNA,
    He sees no need to pray,
    But spreads “the word” to humanity.



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  • The Holy Church enjoy tax breaks,

    And claim better people it makes.

    And yet how can this be?

    When its easy to see

    That their priests are naught but old fakes?



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  • After the resent church scandal,

    To current morales they can’t hold a candle.

    And yet they proclaim

    to “better our brian”

    Though to our minds they are nought but a vandal.



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  • 159
    Jonathan.C.Dick says:

    A zealot becomes quite dyspeptic

    When faced with a rational skeptic

    To Dawkins he’ll say,

    With concern and dismay,

    “Your arguments make me seem an inept dick.”



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  • 160
    cesinco says:

    Yahweh, Allah, and Thor

    Are “gods” that Richard abhors

    Though these exist merely in thought

    Believers more often than not

    Steer teaching of science off course



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  • 161
    Christovsky says:

    “Creationist nonsense!” Rich said,

    “These people aren’t right in the head,

    “And if God does exist,

    “Why – they’ll really be pissed,

    “‘Cause I bet it’s that Norse one instead!”



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  • 162
    gordon.burgard says:

    The fool has said in his heart: “There is no God”. To you who are a diligent and honest intellectual seeker, go to this website: spiritlessons.com. It is a collection of testimonies of people who have been taken out of their body by Jesus Christ and shown Heaven and hell. God is not a man that He should lie or a son of man that he should repent. If you deny Me in front of men, I will deny you in front of my Father who is in Heaven. Up until our last breath, we can cry out to God, repent and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Our name will be written in the Book of Life and we will live forever with God in Heaven. If our heart ceases to beat and we draw our last breath without Jesus as our personal Savior, it is too late for us and our eternal destiny under God’s wrath is sealed. There is a hell to shun and a Heaven to gain. It is not God’s will that any should be lost but that all should come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. God does not choose hell for anyone. It is our choice to go there. Choose well thiis day whom you will serve.



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  • 163
    Psittaholic says:

    Richard the quick unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    With reasoning clear logic
    He dispels magic
    Blood dripping from his intellectual cleaver



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  • Richard the quick unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He shows that the ghost
    That appeared on your toast
    Ain’t evidence that you did see her.



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  • 165
    RuffyTuffy says:

    There was a bright fellow from Truth

    Who many believed uncouth

    He told them biology

    Made no such apology

    And so inspired our youth



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  • 166
    stephen.burt says:
    • There was a professor called Dickie
    • Who was constantly taking the Mickey
    • Out of Muslims and Jews
    • Sikhs and Hindus
    • Protestants and catholicky
    • (This last line’s a little bit tricky!)



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  • 167
    SWNOLAN88 says:

    Richard the champion of truth

    Vanguard for unbelievers

    Exposing deceivers

    Pulling religion by the root.

    The science will triumph

    By standing defiant

    Refuting the forbidden fruit.



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  • 168
    Peter Grant says:

    In reply to #171 by stephen.burt:

    There was a professor called Dickie
    Who was constantly taking the Mickey
    Out of Muslims and Jews
    Sikhs and Hindus
    Protestants and catholicky
    (This last line’s a little bit tricky!)

    Protestants and the cat-ho-lo-hickey!



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  • 169
    Mildly Brilliant says:

    At Dawkin’s the believers do scoff,
    Though they nervously stutter and cough,
    For logic you bet,
    Is his raison d’être,
    If you don’t like science fuck off.



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  • 170
    skepticmuggle says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    Richard the witty ridiculer

    of delusions and the quackslaver…

    Go buy his appetizer!



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  • 171
    phil rimmer says:

    In reply to #10 by phil rimmer:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever,

    Runs after each kind of deceiver.

    “You’ll poison our nation

    With that nonsense, Creation.

    Your God’s no immaculate conceiver.”

    That “our” has niggled me. “Your nation” makes it anybody’s.



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  • 172
    hector.santana.9066 says:

    He may not be loved as Steven Hawking,
    And all the God-folk he leaves gawking,
    But for the truth,
    A worthy sleuth,
    Is the man named Richard Dawkins.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    From the daft dogmatic runt

    To the deft theistic ????

    And anywhere in-between believer



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  • 174
    TheRavensGhost says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    And remedies nonsensical delusions

    By supplying logical conclusions

    With evidence and scientific fever



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  • 175
    missus_gumby says:

    In reply to #167 by gordon.burgard:

    Your entry in the Richard Dawkins Limerick contest is not all that good, is it? No pentameter, no rhymes and really, really off-subject. Please try harder next time, I’m sure you are up to the task.



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  • 176
    crystalclear says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…”
    charlatans he rejects,
    pseudo-science he objects,
    giving reasons to enlighten the truth-seeker



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  • 177
    ash.vara says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    Be he a soldier of Allah,
    Ayatollah or a Mullah,
    Where is your evidence, you fake law giver.



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  • 178
    Dummerat says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    God, running with him says
    “I’ve come to the conclusion
    Richard is right
    I AM a delusion



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  • 179
    Christiana Magdalene Moodley says:

    Ole Richard, he shook his fine head,

    When he heard what the nasty Pell said.

    No reason or rhyme,

    I’ts jolly well time,

    That Religion was declared to be Dead.



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  • 180
    Christiana Magdalene Moodley says:

    The flames of learning that many would douse,

    Are defended by Richard and Dennet and Krauss,

    From morning til night,

    They fight the good fight.

    And crush creationists like many a louse.



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  • 181
    Christiana Magdalene Moodley says:

    The creationists, they cower in fear,

    When they hear that the Dawkins is near,

    He’s too erudite,

    And the facts, they do bite!

    And damn sure their God won’t appear.



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  • 182
    Richard English says:

    Here’s my limerick – although I have a question: how many limericks may I submit?

    “Evolution”, claim theists, “is odd”.

    “All life came from God’s divine rod”.

    But the question I ask

    Is “Please, who did this task?” –

    Just who was the God that made God?



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  • 183
    DavidNJUsa says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Has no friend in Oprah

    Much less Deepak Chopra

    And no Darwin awarded receiver



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  • 184
    alan.fryer.142 says:

    Doctor Dawkins, Richard (or Dick),
    Thought religions deserving of stick.
    His studies genetic
    Drove some Christians frenetic,
    And most of the Muslims quite sick.



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  • 185
    MikeyO says:

    A professor of Oxford’s New College,
    Richard Dawkins is filled with the knowledge,
    That God’s a Delusion,
    Which causes confusion,
    Not something that we should acknowledge.

    He gave us the ‘meme’ and triggered the theme:
    Selection and not grand design.
    He’ll challenge the bible,
    As unverifiable,
    And faith that is utterly blind.

    This mild-mannered man has done all he can
    To show us the truth of our past.
    Together with Darwin
    And Fisher and Russell
    Now science and thinking stand fast!



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  • 186
    Elaine Bryan says:

    Through reason a young scientist/ Mused, “Religion must have a twist?”/ From his confusion/ He proved delusion/ “Your gods really just don’t exist!”



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  • 187
    Orchestrand says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/ runs after each kind of deceiver/ He exposes their delusions/ and ill reasoned effusions/ with the wit of a superachiever



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  • 188
    michael.l.radcliffe says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/
    runs after each kind of deceiver./
    The Christians they wave/
    As he heads for the grave/
    In an overly logical fever.



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  • 189
    Peter Grant says:

    runs after each kind of deceiver…”

    I’d just like to point out that running after anyone is beneath the Prof’s dignity and entirely inappropriate because it also suggests following. Richard’s pace is more sedate, but he always “gets his man”.

    Think more Canadian Mounties, less NYPD.



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  • 190
    crystalclear says:

    It’s a fervent hope of free-thinkers to admit
    That the belief gene of way back will quit,
    Freeing minds and grey matter
    Mental shackles will shatter
    Releasing fullness of intellect and wit.

    Free-thought like the stream of a waterfall
    Has made progress since the days of Neanderthal,
    Join this stream in resonance
    Denuding mountains of ignorance
    The horsemen have shown we’ve the wherewithal



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  • 191
    Elaine Bryan says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/ Runs after each kind of deceiver/ With reason he proves/ Religious untruths/ He offers ‘delusion reliever’



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  • 192
    skwijeebob says:

    Dawkins looked back through the ages,
    at lies written on holy pages,
    to dispel all confusion,
    he exposed the delusion,
    but the war on religion still rages…



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  • 193
    CookiesAndCorgis says:

    Richard, a man of good science,

    Stands firm in religious defiance

    Of myths, ghouls, and gods.

    He places the odds

    On the evidence for reliance.



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  • Love this!
    C Ryan
    In reply to #48 by SpaceAtheist:

    A biologist named Dawkins once said / that religion is all in your head / for it can’t be truth / if it comes with no proof / and threatens us after we’re dead.



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  • 195
    ksp100 says:

    Ha….this is great. Very catchy! Keep at it!
    In reply to #48 by SpaceAtheist:

    A biologist named Dawkins once said / that religion is all in your head / for it can’t be truth / if it comes with no proof / and threatens us after we’re dead.



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  • 196
    TheRealBrianDavison says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver,
    Well not EVERY kind, to himself he is blind,
    And his mates can’t see his flaws either.



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  • 197
    remmert.borst says:

    It was Dawkins’ first public contention:

    All of life is the selfish invention

    Of the genes in each cell,

    As our minds are as well,

    And this meme is still worthy of mention.

    He wrote of phenotypes greatly extended

    To environment, with which there are blended,

    The Blind Watchmaker vanished,

    The creator was banished,

    And through his writings was Darwin defended.

    And as Dawkins continued his pleading

    On where the River of Eden is leading

    That inspirational fountain

    Made him slide up that Mountain

    Improbable, but it still makes good reading.

    All because of his lifelong inspection

    Of the world, and of sunlight’s refraction

    In the raindrops by Time;

    There’s both reason and rhyme:

    He shows true colour, in every direction

    As a Devilish Chaplain he pounded

    on the Tale of how our lineage was founded

    A scientific dissection

    Of Life’s lack of perfection

    With potential to great to be bounded.

    Out of which followed one more conclusion:

    That believing in God’s a Delusion.

    And no one should doubt it

    We’d do better without it

    That’s the key to our mind’s evolution

    So dear Richard, may you long yet continue

    With that Greatest of Shows we’ve all been to!

    As your Magic makes clear,

    We have nothing to fear

    While that Hunger for Wonder’s within you!



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  • 198
    Christiana Magdalene Moodley says:

    Peter, dead right! The Prof is too dignified to run after anyone.In reply to #195 by Peter Grant:

    runs after each kind of deceiver…”

    I’d just like to point out that running after anyone is beneath the Prof’s dignity and entirely inappropriate because it also suggests following. Richard’s pace is more sedate, but he always “gets his man”.

    Think more Canadian Mounties, less NYPD.



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  • 199
    remmert.borst says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever, runs after each kind of deceiver. He is one of the giants that champion Science: For God’s sake he never will leave her.



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  • 200
    Kevkel55 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    runs after each kind of deceiver,
    he disables each twit with his rapier wit,
    and adds one more to we unbelievers.



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  • 201
    susanlatimer says:

    Like a child with the Emperor’s Clothes

    Richard said, “Surely everyone knows,

    No opinion is sacred.

    The Emperor`s naked

    From his head right on down to his toes.“



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  • 202
    Katy Cordeth says:

    I posted the original draft of this a few days ago but wasn’t completely happy with the result. Here is the – hopefully – improved version; expanded a bit and with as many dumb mistakes as I could find removed, though with doubtless a few more added.


    “Look here,” said the Ancient of Days
    The scourge of heretics and gays
    “It’s time for that boffin
    “The one always scoffin’
    “To be called to account
    “Mend his ways.

    “It’s Christmas so to keep with what’s festive
    “Let us stick with a means tried and tested.
    “Send him three spirits true
    “Past, present and fu…
    “…ture, we’ll see if this cove can’t be bested.”

    So in Oxford on a cold Christmas Eve
    A sleepy biologist begged leave
    To retire to his bed
    Then suddenly said
    “I have eggnog all over my sleeve.”

    At the stroke of eleven the prof
    Awoke with a jounce and a cough.
    His chambers were chilly.
    “Am I being slightly silly,
    “Or is something a little bit off?”

    “Twas a nightmare is all,” then he said
    As he sank back down into his bed.
    But alas and alack
    Just then with a crack
    And a great puff of smoke
    A voice said:

    “Foolish human you need to repent
    “Lest upon your demise you are sent
    “To the flames of Perdition
    “As per our tradition.”
    (It’s almost as horrid as Kent)

    The spectre then entered the room.
    As its countenance pierced the gloom
    Our man gave a start
    For, as I can now impart,
    It looked not unlike this poltroon.

    “Mortal creature upon this dark eve
    “We will talk at great length and achieve
    “Your soul’s transmutation
    “To the Christian station…
    “What’s that on your arm, did you sneeze?”

    “Great spirit though I know you’ve come far
    “And to wrestle with logic and spar
    “With those I admire and who love to inquire
    “Gives me measure for measure no end of pleasure.

    “But when lies and deceit they relate
    “I steadfast refuse to debate.
    “From the visage you’ve chosen
    “I’d think you’d have known that
    “I’d give you short shrift on this date.

    “You’ll be taking your leave then no doubt.
    “I grow tired of the nonsense you spout.
    “A Merry Christmas I’m sure
    “And please don’t let the door
    “Hit your bum as you let yourself out.”

    That was odd, our protagonist thought
    As he settled once more but, mein gott,
    His trials were not over as another foll-o-wer
    Of the Ancient was sadly about.

    A spirit now entered the field
    Whose mien would make any man yield
    To dementia, not lust, in spite of its bust.
    Twas the former Member of Parliament
    For Maidstone and the Weald.

    “Ghost, I see something move ‘neath your cloak,”
    Our frightened protagonist spoke.
    “This one is called Want,” she replied with a grunt.
    “And the one with the piercing?” asked Dawk.

    As Ann put ’em away (thank the Lord)
    And refastened her gown with a cord
    Our chap said “Enough!
    “To see you in the buff
    “Is more than my heart can afford.

    “Phantom, leave me alone, please just go!
    “Though I’m sorry about your broken toe.”
    “I shall leave,” said the wraith
    “But mark this: That the faith…”
    “…less will burn for all time, yes I know.

    “I’ve been told from when I was pre-teen
    “That your loving Almighty is keen
    “Despite His paternity to assign for eternity
    “To the flames those He’s chosen to deem

    “Unworthy to bask in His glow
    “Cos in the brief space of time they did know
    “Of His s’posed existence
    “They offered resistance
    “Or couldn’t quite bring to the show

    “A sufficiency of adoration
    “To please one of His infinite station.
    “And for this dreadful crime
    “‘Til the end of all time
    “Dad has sentenced His kids to damnation.”

    The Widdegeist then said her goodbye.
    She had no other choice but to fly.
    Away swept her carcass
    In an ill-fitting harness.
    “I’m away to torment Stephen Fry.”

    “I remember now how this all goes,”
    Our guy thought to himself. “I suppose
    “The next in this fiction is the one with no diction;
    Silent Bob if we stick to the prose.”

    He was right, don’t you know, and when Jerry
    Arrived right on time that was cherry.
    They chatted and so ’til was Jer’s time to go
    The resemblance is really quite scary.

    And Now back up in Heaven we find
    The Ancient is out of His mind.
    He’s thrown all that He had
    At our patron, too bad.
    (Christ at least that guy Zeus never whined)



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  • 203
    remmert.borst says:

    Although theists set logical traps,
    Rest assured each such argument snaps.
    They won’t stand refutation
    By life’s great innovation
    The one Dick that will fill all their gaps.



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  • 204
    cesinco says:

    The religious among assert
    That life was created on Earth
    When evidence clearly submits
    Life evolved from most basic of bits
    Deny that fact till it hurts!

    Besides, we may ask those of faith
    A question for which we will wait
    An eternity for a reply
    “Who made your god and why?”
    An infinite regression’ll take place



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  • 205
    TheRealBrianDavison says:

    Richard the quick unbeliever /
    Runs after each kind of deceiver /
    Well not every kind, /
    To himself he is blind, /
    And his mates can’t see his faults either.

    Richard the quick unbeliever /
    Runs after each kind of deceiver /
    His weapon’s to mock, /
    so it came as a shock, /
    to find he can’t take a joke either.

    Let’s see if this was accidentally deleted of if it happens again.
    the limerick dares to suggest that perhaps even Richard is not above the need for a bit of self awareness, especially in the way he deals with those who question his methods
    .



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  • 206
    crystalclear says:

    In reply to #211 by TheRealBrianDavison:
    The Real Brian Davison

    Instead of conducting guerrilla attacks – can you kindly spell out the following:

    In what way is he blind to himself?
    He and ‘his mates’ readily admit that they don’t have all the answers and are willing to stand corrected. Just relying on gobbledygook from the horrible Korable (Koran, Tora and Bible i.e. Abrahamic scriptures) as the word of God and denigrating, degrading and demeaning all the achievements of humans is a servility and sycophancy we are not prepared to accept. We always produce the evidence or strive to obtain it.

    What ‘weapons to mock’ are you referring to?
    Crystal is opaque in comparison to the diligence and erudition that backs all the utterances in books, lectures, debates, you-tube etc… that he has out there. Go worship your paranormal, supernatural and occult deities or whatever floats your boat. There’s none so blind as those who will not see. As Bertrand Russell said “I am patient with stupidity but not with people who are proud of their stupidity”



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  • 207
    fragments says:

    His opponents attempts to distract
    Richard meets with a gentleman’s tact.
    But when it comes to content
    he won’t relent
    and answers them all with fact.



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  • 208
    BungleTheRed says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…”
    The youth of today get carried away
    And worship their god, Justin Beiber



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  • 209
    BungleTheRed says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…”

    Evolved we are, we’ve come so far,
    Now sing with me I’m not a believer



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  • 210
    Jigger says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    But no matter Dick’s wits
    If the One god had tits
    No follower would ever leave her.

    What?



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  • 211
    matthew.hofferek says:

    He is a champion for reason and good

    His mind a hammer of iron and wood

    To expose the flaws

    The unrighteous cause

    The foundation religion has stood



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  • 212
    juliano.morimoto says:

    In times when religion makes people blind,

    Richard Dawkins blows up everyone’s mind,

    He says “Delusion!”,

    and “Forget religion!”,

    “Evolution is the one that makes us kind!”



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  • 213
    MorsePacific says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/
    Runs after each kind of deceiver/
    Stuffs ’em all with truth/
    ‘Cause he is less-ruth/
    Then hacks ’em apart with his cleaver!



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  • 214
    amokay says:

    Richard loved science and reason
    But theists thought this was high treason
    He stood his ground
    And word got around
    That Dawkins is a man for all seasons.
    OR…..
    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    Reveals their confusion
    And their god delusion
    Changing their faith to a quiver



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  • 215
    kathamill22 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    He says “There’s beauty in truth!
    Science is proof!
    Your god is an underachiever!”



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  • 216
    scott.mcglasson says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,

    Kryptonite to a craven deceiver,

    Delusions encountered

    Have fractured and floundered,

    When his mind is applied like a cleaver



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  • 217
    Henjaj says:

    Religon, has a problem with appliance
    It doesnt love us who apply to Science
    When evidence turns to favor mine
    Stop your whine
    It’s not me that is noncompliance



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  • 218
    nbd042 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver…
    Alls up for dissection,
    Under natural selection,
    So who’s got the next round of beers?



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  • 219
    Yidaho says:

    There once was a book full of guff,

    That those with a brain did rebuff,

    It said god created,

    Two people who mated,

    But WE know we’re made of star stuff



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  • 220
    DaithiDublin says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    And wherever he finds ’em
    With science he blinds ’em
    He’s the god delusion reliever

    Be it a holy man or fakir
    A quack, a psychic or seer
    With Dawkins about
    And science for clout
    Like magic they soon disappear!

    (I’m not sure if I’m allowed that second stanza. If not, can they be taken as two separate Limericks or should I submit each separately?)



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  • 221
    d.oreilly89 says:

    There once was a world that was flat,

    but an explorer remedied that,

    the wonder of science,

    opens eyes and enlightens,

    R.I.P to Schrodinger’s cat



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver:

    At religion he’ll scoff,

    “Like science or fuck off…

    God, can they be ANY naiver?”



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  • 223
    gareth.archer1 says:

    There are things that we know that we know
    And there are things we don’t know that we know
    But in science you’ll find
    That what might blow your mind
    Are the things we don’t know we don’t know



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  • 224
    grbyrne says:

    While a meaning to life is appealing,
    It’s no reason to go on believing,
    When you give god the sack,
    There’s no turning back,
    It’s the most liberating of feelings!



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  • 225
    pearsongs says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    With science as adviser
    Humen become wiser
    So religion’s the ultimate griever



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  • 226
    Meshaber says:

    Deepak Chopra will forever rue

    The day Dawkins debunked all his woo

    Humiliated again

    He cries “Ad hominem!”

    But alas, the critique was quite true.



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  • 227
    scott.mcglasson says:

    There once was a fellow named Dawkins

    He kept little bits in his pockins

    Of believers’ poor brains

    He’d debunked all their claims

    The sad thing is that they keep talkins



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  • 228
    Pancho says:

    Darwin called it evolution

    nature’s graceful execution

    from simple to complex

    let gods stand by perplexed

    while time finds a fit solution



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  • 230
    chris.hayes.1981 says:

    When R. Dawkins looks to the sky,/
    He doesn’t see God. You know why?/
    ‘Cause the stars are too bright/
    And their heavenly light/
    Outshines every mythical lie.



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  • 231
    scott.mcglasson says:

    There once was a good man of Science

    Opposed by an evil alliance

    Of delusional kooks

    With crazy old books

    But he showed there’s no need for compliance



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  • 232
    phil rimmer says:

    Alternately..

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver.

    Each he impales,

    Their nonsense he nails,

    With science, our evolving conceiver.



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  • 233
    craig.carling says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    Ray comfort gets wind
    Dick’s uncovered his sins
    So he hides in the church with the paedo’s



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  • 234
    ewenfraser says:

    If you’re stuck with belief that’s a bane,
    Cos they taught you a story so lame,
    There’s a new god who’s pleasing,
    armed with logic and reason,
    He’s called Richard Dawkins by name



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  • 235
    scott.mcglasson says:

    A problem had once needed solving
    Some minds needed much more evolving
    But along came a writer
    Of science, much brighter
    And so this old world keeps revolving



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  • 236
    scott.mcglasson says:

    There once was a lass raised a Papist
    Her priest was a lecherous rapist
    Then she read Dawkins’ book
    And that’s all it took
    Now she’s a grown up atheist



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  • 237
    mjn1998 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    He exposes their folly
    which makes us feel jolly
    He’s a true scientific achiever.



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  • 238
    Marcus says:

    Stay away from all religious gibberish,
    When seeking the genus of shellfish.
    Your utmost reliance,
    Should be on good science
    And remember that all genes are selfish.



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  • 239
    Blucey Eyes says:

    Richard the great believer,
    His brain is an open receiver.
    For the truth of the test,
    Who stands for our quest,
    To vanquish the stifling deceiver.



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  • 240
    sgarea says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    his quest for our origins

    through foundation of knowlege in

    fact, has become Dawkins cleaver



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  • 241
    Jimmy the King says:

    There once was a great man named Dick
    Who asked me to write a lim-rick
    He said “Oh good grief,
    what’s with folks and belief?
    I just want them to sit up and think!”



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  • 242
    memetical says:

    Jim Lad: “Dooyadoo sea-shanties or funny Limericks, captin sir?”

    Captain Long John Silver : “Arrgh Jim, eye dooz – let me thunk now – ah yes…..”

    “Thar wance waza cabin boy, called ‘awkins,
    . . . who deserted his frigat’ an went awalkins,
    “Shipwrecked ’n beached down Mombasa,
    . . . soon ran awayz from an ‘ellish Madrassa.”

    “Ee’s great great grandson on yooni grants,
    . . .Keenyan flew to Oxford – studied fiery ants.

    “Eerin’ hymns sittin’ in thee chapel gable,
    . . . ee met an’ woo’d an atheist gal called Mabel.

    “She offerd ‘im sex or Darwinian evolution,
    . . now eez preachin’ godza delusion!”
    (copyright m 😉



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  • Prof Dawkins, in god, much disillusioned
    With HIS profusion that had caused such confusion
    In The God Delusion
    Dawkins drew a conclusion
    Has since left god in much dilution



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  • Richard, a man of clever means
    Doubted GOD and all of his schemes
    Sequencing HIS genes
    Said ” ’tis not what is seems
    HE’s naught, but a bunch of ol’ memes!”



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  • 245
    kadencole says:

    Said believer to Dawkins, “Do try,

    to explain how gene passing made eye.”

    He replied, “Darwin knew…”

    as he held up a shrew,

    “…that the history of sight doesn’t lie.”



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  • 246
    RossBlocher says:

    We’ve moved past the historical blunder

    Of gods with demands and spewed thunder.

    Is it such a bad habit,

    To suggest that the planet

    Enjoy an appetite for wonder?



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  • 247
    gareth.edwards.984 says:

    Some say that God’s name is Jesus./
    There’s also Mohammed’s believers./
    Some say Gods are many./
    I Know there’s not any./
    They’re all just trying to deceive us.



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  • 248
    gareth.edwards.984 says:

    Homeopaths have computed/ That a substance extremely diluted/ Can cure all your Ills/ So throw out your pills/ Their findings are widely disputed.



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  • There is a way to discover,
    whatever the world has to offer.
    That method is science,
    on gods, no reliance,
    just lots of miracles to uncover.



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  • The Richard that we all admire,
    can speak like a great cleansing fire.
    Just like in the Bible
    (don’t sue me for libel)
    “Barren minds burn, ’cause they’re drier.”



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  • 251
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Where error is found

    No-matter how underground

    He’s a fact-finding over-achiever



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  • 252
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Wherever dogma abounds

    Richard with facts calls around

    To release any willing Receiver



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  • 253
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When butchers of words do deceive

    Then Richard gives truth to relieve

    And then, he ust run from the cleaver!



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  • 254
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    The weavers of lies

    Damn Richard’s eyes

    But the winners are clear perceivers



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  • 255
    lorna.barrett.58 says:

    Is it really intelligent to fear,
    A being you can’t see, touch or hear?
    You see science has solved
    Just how we all evolved,
    And reason explained why we’re here.



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  • 256
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    A biologist fan

    Took a trip in a van

    To meet him in all of a fever

    (I did think of an alternative last line that ends with “unusual beaver” … but it’s very rude)



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  • 257
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When they speak with forked tongue

    Richard’s never undone

    For the truth he’s a simple bereavor



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  • 258
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    By hook or by crook

    Or perhaps with a book

    He’ll enlighten delusional divas



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  • 259
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Where falsehood is found

    He’s our man on the ground

    For our minds he is the Releiver



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  • 260
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    His losing detractors are grave

    When he bats away points with a wave

    For their arguments he’s the unweaver



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  • 261
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When his enemies cry

    “But what of the eye?”

    Of their minds he’s a great liberaliser



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  • 262
    Ykcir413 says:

    Richard the witty unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    With his sharp pen

    Making knowledgeable men

    Religion finds itself, staring at the grim reaper



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  • 263
    Alan4discussion says:

    Richard that fine unbeliever,
    and well-known faith-virus reliever,
    Debunking the quacks .. . .
    or faith-head Deepaks,
    Refuting all kinds of deceiver.



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  • 264
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When fantasists plan

    To injure and scam

    He is the truth mobiliser



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  • 265
    Alan4discussion says:

    In reply to entangled-bank#16 by Quitefrank:

    “Richard the quick unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…
    But natural selection
    Resolves the deception…
    Richard’s again the retriever!”

    I think this was on the wrong thread!



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  • 266
    DeepFritz says:

    There was a young man called Dawkins,

    Who did evolutionary talkin’,

    Whilst working one day

    Selfish genes got in the way

    Can we clone him with old Stephen Hawking?



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  • 267
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    The World has no shortage of scoundrel

    Which gives rise to a need for good counsel

    Humanity needs, with a nod to his deeds

    This persistent re-energiser



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  • 268
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When they speak he is wise

    To their tricks and their lies

    To our minds he’s the woo immuniser



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  • 269
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    He sees viral memes

    Delivered in reams

    And frees us from each demoraliser



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  • 270
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    When intellectual tarts

    Give off mental farts

    Richard’s our mental reviver



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  • 271
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Okay, off-line I was heavily leaned on to provide the ‘hidden’ #262:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    A biologist fan

    Took a trip in a van

    To share her ….

    NO NO, I can’t do it!



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  • 272
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    For groups can believe

    When lies they receive

    Making meek into gross brutalizer



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  • 273
    TaraLeigh says:

    He is one of my personal heroes,/
    whose profession is unweaving rainbows./
    “But you’re ruining the magic” said men of the fabric,/
    said Dawkins, “you’ll see how your mind grows”



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  • 274
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Improved version of #260:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    The weavers of lies

    Damn Richard’s eyes

    But the winner’s a clear perceiver



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  • 275
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    It pays to devise

    Cover stories for lies

    When with Richard your playing Twister



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  • 276
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    With false Shamen we’re bored

    They’re too easily gored

    By the might of the great moraliser



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  • 277
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    The morals of a cleric

    Are supposed atmospheric

    Of hypocrisy he’s analyzer



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  • 278
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    A sensible fellow

    So caustic, yet mellow

    The emotional wreck’s rationalizer



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  • 279
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    The irrational burps

    Of evidence-free twerps

    Motivates this truth eulogiser



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  • 280
    Stephen of Wimbledon says:

    Richard the great unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Where psychopathology rules

    And creative analogy fools

    Analysis is his civilizer



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  • 281
    kiersla says:

    Dawkins challenged the pews
    To prove their erroneous views.
    He stripped their God Delusions
    And faith led confusions.
    And preached to them science ‘good news’.

    Faith mad Clerics and Evangelics
    Don’t phase this Academic.
    And he tells the new age Quacks,
    Exactly what they lack.

    No, he doesn’t mince his words
    With those he finds absurd.
    He advocates that society
    Eschews religious propriety.

    Yes, Dawkins shows defiance
    For he’s a man of science.
    Whether you love or hate him,
    You really can’t berate him,
    For he aims to end our deity reliance.



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  • 282
    bittersweetobsession says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver,

    seeks the truth, refutes the preachings,

    fighting fabricated teachings

    for of reason he is the weaver.



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  • 283
    Brian Fieldhouse says:

    I’m not taking part in this contest – and from what I’ve read so far, neither should most of you! Whatever talents you may possess, poetry ain’t one of them.



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  • 284
    Maureen Anderson says:

    “Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    as a mind is swift when a science achiever.

    Richard’s a rainbow unweaver

    Since he knows a rational perceiver

    will see much beauty as a science receiver.”



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  • 285
    kspezowka says:

    There was an old git with an ark /
    Whom God put to work for a lark: /
    Said, “Bring me two eagles, /
    Two monkeys, two beagles, /
    And don’t bugger Shem until dark.”

    Still worse was the case of the son /
    Whose father God told just for fun /
    To slit the boy’s throat /
    Instead of a goat /
    And worship Him when it was done.



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  • 286
    liam.ashby says:

    He was born with the gene of defiance
    Not for him weak willed compliance
    Through critical thought
    The truth he sought
    Richard Dawkins, great man of science



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  • 287
    EstuaryPig says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    Runs after each kind of deceiver
    And got tweeted by God
    “Because of you, sod
    I’m now less popular than Bieber!”



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  • 288
    robabla says:

    For Richard Dawkins –

    With faithful you have feuded

    Debated, argued, you did.

    Intellectual grace

    Will advance a Race

    And convert the god deluded.



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  • 290
    Katy Cordeth says:

    In reply to #290 by Brian Fieldhouse:

    I’m not taking part in this contest – and from what I’ve read so far, neither should most of you! Whatever talents you may possess, poetry ain’t one of them.

    Just because you can’t come up with a rhyme
    Of your own that’s no reason to chime
    In and remark, in tones of purest snark,
    That the rest of us wasted our time.

    Make another attempt at it, Bro.
    You might find that it comes to you.
    Lo, the muse will arrive and help you contrive
    A lim’rick so cunning you’ll be in the running
    To win the whole contest. And so…

    Roll up your sleeves now, young Brian
    For there’s no harm involved in just tryin’.
    One need not be Wilf Owen
    To come up with a poem
    Cos your trollish facade I’m not buyin’.



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  • In reply to #297 by Katy Cordeth:

    In reply to #290 by Brian Fieldhouse:

    I’m not taking part in this contest – and from what I’ve read so far, neither should most of you! Whatever talents you may possess, poetry ain’t one of them.

    Just because you can’t come up with a rhyme
    Of your own that’s no reason to chime
    In and remark, in to…

    He said ‘most’.



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  • 292
    memetical says:

    “Thar wance waza cabin boy, called ‘awkins,
    . . . who deserted his frigat’ an went awalkins,
    “Shipwrecked ’n beached down Mombasa,
    . . . soon ran awayz from an ‘ellish Madrassa.”

    “Ee’s great great grandson on yooni grants,
    . . .Keenyan flew to Oxford – studied fiery ants.

    “Eerin’ hymns sittin’ in thee chapel gable,
    . . . ee met an’ woo’d an atheist gal called Mabel.

    “She offerd ‘im sex or Darwinian evolution,
    . . . now eez preachin’ godza delusion!”

    ( Captain Long John Silver – Arrrgh 😉



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  • 293
    Kenchandammit says:

    There are those who’ll go nowhere near it,
    But I see no reason to fear it.
    The question going around:
    Does a Big Bang make a sound
    If no ear has evolved yet to hear it?



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  • Oh how apt the use of the limerick
    To honour a man who’s a maverick
    Who jamming with Dan
    Hitch, Krauss and Sam
    Exposes deceivers and gets a kick



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  • 295
    Gene16180 says:

    With charlatans still digging ditches,

    And trying to shroud nature’s riches,

    This man will not rest

    Until we invest

    In science! Because it works, bitches!



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  • 296
    kenny77 says:

    I like .
    In reply to #11 by wowbaggerish:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    With proof biological

    To deny the illogical

    He has become truth’s highest achiever



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  • 297
    jonathan.morris1 says:

    There once was a governor of Oklahoma
    Who felt the army was in need of atonement
    She didn’t get her say,
    and took everyone’s rights away.
    In an act that was a fasad,
    Driven by a delusion of a god.



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  • 298
    vidrez.146 says:

    “Something from Nothing” gives a feel quite weird.

    Imagine a void where things just appeared.

    Systematically in loop;

    anarchic blends of space poop.

    Chance; a reason for life have i just neared?



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  • 299
    Gnug315 says:

    Richard The Sharp Unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    till lo and behold

    by them he is told

    his “real” name’s The Great God Displeaser



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  • 300
    ChooseThyFace says:
    1. Born Christian, turned man introspective
    2. took charge in a godless corrective.
    3. His curious dream:
    4. No Faith-ordered meme.
    5. Free mind from abject to objective.



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  • 301
    treacy says:

    With dogma the Church tries to blinker
    Most swallow it hook, line and sinker
    But Richard said “wait!”
    “Spit out that damn bait”
    “Become a rational, critical thinker”



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  • 302
    Alan4discussion says:

    Creationists sit there and pray,
    . . . . that their Young Earth confusion holds sway,
    The gods in their head,
    .. . .lurk in terror and dread,
    . . . of delusional status today!



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  • 303
    treacy says:
    1. With dogma the Church tries to blinker

    2. Most swallow it hook, line and sinker

    3. But Richard said “wait!”

    4. “Spit out that damn bait”

    5. “Become a rational, critical thinker”



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  • 304
    Gene16180 says:

    A man once denied we evolved,

    “God did it!” he said, “problem solved!”

    from labor and pains

    of using his brains

    he’s now been completely absolved.



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  • 305
    Gene16180 says:

    A preacher once preached god existed,

    and how all our sins were so twisted

    but that little boys

    aren’t sexual toys

    apparently hadn’t been listed.



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  • 306
    Gene16180 says:

    Jesus said he has the ticket

    For fleeing the land of the wicked

    Meet Dawkins in hell?

    That’ll be rather swell!

    I think we should tell him to stick it.



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  • 307
    Gene16180 says:

    If heaven is praising and singing

    How long till your ears will start ringing?

    A million years?

    That’ll bring you to tears

    To Satan’s robe you’ll soon be clinging!



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  • 308
    Gene16180 says:

    The evidence for every miracle

    Is laughable, even satirical,

    Oh silly claim

    Don’t you know the game?

    Your evidence must be empirical!



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  • 309
    Gene16180 says:

    There’s no reason why trepidation

    Should follow some good masturbation

    So go tell your priest

    To try it at least,

    The choir boys need a vacation.



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  • 310
    Gene16180 says:

    “I’m pregnant!” Exclaimed virgin Mary

    but Joseph was rightfully wary…

    when Jesus was born

    the neighbors had sworn

    he looked like the town drunkard Larry.



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  • 311
    Gene16180 says:

    If you still consult Deuteronomy

    On questions of life and astronomy

    Then may I suggest

    You give it a rest

    And go give yourself a lobotomy.



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  • 313
    susanlatimer says:

    Said Richard, “I’ve merely suggested

    That your ultimate claims should be tested.

    Though it’s still slightly cruel

    That you call me a fool,

    In the old days, you’d have me arrested.”



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  • 314
    Orilea says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    No matter the plot,
    The misguided is caught
    and becomes a good news receiver,



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  • 315
    Gene16180 says:

    The evidence keeps getting thinner

    That any one god is the winner,

    With so many gods

    Subverting the odds

    We’ll all join the Devil for dinner.



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  • 316
    treacy says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    Creation? Obscene!

    ’tis the selfish gene

    I think you are running a fever!



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  • 317
    fredbubbles says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver…

    An impossible task?
    Most supporters would ask

    But it may bring down some believers



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  • 318
    treacy says:

    There was a young man from Nantucket
    fed creation and The Bible by the bucket
    til he ripped it asunder
    … read An Appetite For Wonder
    now the priest he tells him to suck it
    [This last line is a bit ambiguous, the intention is for it to be defiant! – suggestions for a better last line please]



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  • There was so much pious collusion,

    about gods that caused such confusion,

    but Dawkins’ books show,

    and people now know,

    It’s all just a big god delusion.



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  • 321
    treacy says:

    Richard showed nature has riches

    with DNA machines and their switches

    the doubters did cry

    “you are so sure… why?”

    It’s simply that science works bitches



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  • 324
    bogachan.akalin says:

    God in your words, Richard,

    Echo around in minds to find ways

    Replaces reason on to religon

    Rescue children from emposed faith



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  • 326
    limerick1 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/
    runs after each kind of deceiver/
    hurling logic’s trident/
    at moments provident,/
    topples Creation with Darwin’s Lever!

    Richard the sharp unbeliever/
    runs after each kind of deceiver/
    he’s eager, he’s willing,/
    he gives them a drilling,/
    a woodpecker with spring fever!



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  • 327
    Cairsley says:

    Our Richard is well worth a mention,
    If only because his intention
    To show that the gods
    Are fanciful sods
    Has challenged religious convention.



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  • 328
    Julianne says:

    An Anglican child named Richard

    Shrieking shrilly could be heard:

    “All this Bible-thumping

    Over a little scrumping!

    This whole God delusion’s absurd!”



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  • There was a bright man with some wit,
    who said that religions were shit.
    When asked why this was,
    he replied, “it’s because.”
    Then he wrote a book to explain it.



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  • One bright man made a few bucks off
    some books that pissed all the schmucks off.
    They hemmed and they hawed,
    they cackled and cawed,
    because they don’t agree that science is interesting.



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  • There is a bright man born in Kenya,
    for faith-heads his books just might mend ya,
    You will learn faster,
    than your fool pastor,
    so long as some of it goes in ya.



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  • 332
    phil.kyson says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver

    Bearer of truth, great conceiver

    Never bullshit conveyed to receiver.

    Just as faithful, my attack dog retriever.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He shoots them with skill,
    a metaphorical kill,
    then he grabs another bolt from his quiver.



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  • 334
    egverlander says:

    My limerick:

    There dwells a man named Dawkins,
    That sought to answer our origins;
    When someone said God, he refuted the fog,
    Unleashing delusional dogma.



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  • 335
    LimerickUrls says:

    Please consider Original Sin

    And you’ll see what a pickle we’re in

    For the missteps of Eve

    We are told to believe

    It is “just” to condemn all her kin



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He chases with swagger,
    and pokes with his dagger.
    “Ouch! I think that’s my liver!”



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  • 337
    susanlatimer says:

    “The big ‘G’ “, Richard said to the christians.

    “Has no evidence, just your insistence.

    And I can’t make sense

    Of your feeble attempts

    To logic him into existence.”



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  • 338
    susanlatimer says:

    “Pay attention” Dick said, “If you do…

    You’ll see so many versions of woo.

    So vague and so muddy,

    So warm and so fuzzy….

    But that doesn’t mean that they’re TRUE.”



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    He’ll tell them their errors,
    but it just gives them terrors,
    so they quickly hang up their receivers.

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver.
    In spite of their terrors,
    He points out their errors,
    he is a clear-thinking terror reliever.



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  • 340
    susanlatimer says:

    In reply to #83 by susanlatimer:

    Poor Richard with patience and skill,

    And a genuine sense of good will

    Calls for reason and science,

    Not mindless compliance

    For this, he’s called strident and shrill.



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  • 341
    Kenchandammit says:

    Dinosaur fossils, Billy, were faked.

    On this, our Lord’s name has been staked.

    So, say your ‘Hail Mary’ there.

    Wow. You’ve got a cute derriere!

    Am I the first priest you’ve seen naked?



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  • There once was a street preacher named Comfort
    Who upon his banana did hold forth.
    Its curvature grand,
    Fit great in his hand.
    So he claimed the divine made it come forth.



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  • 343
    phil rimmer says:

    In reply to #351 by susanlatimer:

    In reply to #83 by susanlatimer:

    Poor Richard with patience and skill,

    And a genuine sense of good will

    Calls for reason and science,

    Not mindless compliance

    For this, he’s called strident and shrill.

    Nicely tweaked!



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  • 344
    Alan4discussion says:

    In reply to #341 by TonyA:

    There is a bright man born in Kenya,
    for faith-heads his books just might mend ya,
    You will learn faster,
    than your fool pastor,
    so long as some of it goes in ya.

    Could I suggest:-

    There is a bright man born in Kenya,
    for faith-heads his books just might mend ya,
    You will learn somewhat faster,
    than your fool of a pastor,
    so long as some of it goes in ya.



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  • 345
    gabriel.curatello says:

    by dint of seeing everytime cheaters
    ended up as Weasley the dog,
    fell asleep tired on the Blog,
    with its tail in the mouth of his Readers.



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  • 346
    phil rimmer says:

    In reply to #323 by susanlatimer:

    Said Richard, “I’ve merely suggested

    That your ultimate claims should be tested.

    Though it’s still slightly cruel

    That you call me a fool,

    In the old days, you’d have me arrested.”

    How about…

    Said Richard, “I’ve merely suggested

    That your ultimate claims should be tested.

    But its progress yet still

    That you just call me shrill

    When before you’d have had me arrested.

    Maybe “of yore” for a little more antiquity?



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  • 347
    crystalclear says:

    “Farewell to Psalms”

    Now that we’ve come to the end

    Of this limerick bonanza my friend

    The messages we hear

    Ring out loud and clear

    Blind faith’s just too hard to defend!!!…………….

    You’ve stalked them, you’ve shocked them

    In verses that sock them

    Some pithy and distinct

    Some not so succinct, that

    Faith oft_leads to carnage and mayhem…………..and finally, free-thinkers:………..

    Never denigrate a faith-zealot in town

    Or you’ll witness a clown with a frown

    And faith-zealots please listen

    There’s somethin’ you’re miss’n

    The word denigrate means ‘to put down’…………..

    It all starts with the horrible Korable(?)

    Mainly metaphors, gospels and parables

    The wickedest of deeds

    Can’t be salvaged by beads

    But then again, they just might, if you’re gullible………………………

    Goodnight and Goodbye to God’s Mess!!

    Meta Phors be with you!!!

    (?)Korable = a collective word I came up with three days ago for the three Abrahamic scriptures: Koran, Tora and Bible (see entry at #212 in a limerick-free reply to entries #202 and #211).



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  • Many an anecdote in limericky style

    Has flowed-in gathered into a pile

    One would win

    The rest too worthwhile

    As they’d bring forth a Dawkinsian smile



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  • 349
    aquilacane says:

    He is the most famous atheist

    Renowned for debating the faitheist

    In one hand is evidence

    The other holds eloquence

    The deluded all think he’s a satanist



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  • 350
    Kitten says:

    With square jaw and and a blush on his cheeks / This ever so handsome man speaks/ His brilliance and wit make me squirm where I sit/ as my sapiosexuality peaks.



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  • 351
    aquilacane says:

    I haven’t quite read them all but this limerick game seems very one sided. There should be at least one here from the faithful, so I’ll do it for them.

    Richard Dawkins is dumb

    He can go and sit on his thumb

    I hate what he says

    He’s a pinko like Chavez

    Go burn in hell



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  • 352
    aquilacane says:

    He says there is probably no god

    All religion is probably a fraud

    When the faithful cry out

    Spit, froth and shout

    Richard gives them another good prod



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  • 353
    aquilacane says:

    He writes reasoned books with ease

    But somehow they all catch fleas

    He says don’t you worry

    About an illusionary story

    They’d do better to pray on their knees



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  • 354
    TheTweetPoet says:

    I said “I don’t believe in heaven”
    The believer said “you’ll burn in hell”
    I asked “how will that be possible; I don’t believe in it as well”



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  • 356
    Dave Mackay says:

    There was a young man from the east,
    Who unleashed a terrible beast,
    Of intelligence shrinking,
    And wrong-headed thinking,
    By Rabbi, Imam and Priest.



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    runs after each kind of deceiver,
    he shows the bible’s nonsense,
    with knowledge & evidence,
    respect to Richard, what an achiever!



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  • 358
    jtbironman says:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever,
    runs after each kind of deceiver:
    “look now in my book,
    on page or on nook,
    just choose how you’d like to receive her.”



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  • 359
    dan.courser says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver.

    Holding false value in knowledge

    preachers teaching as classes in college.

    The loyalty is useless as blind golden retrievers.



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  • 360
    wolfamongsheep says:

    What’s This? What’s That? I want to know!

    I seek to know, all through the moonlight glow;

    huh, you say stop?

    That you found the top?

    No! I want the knowledge you forgo!



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  • 361
    cyanmoon1 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    / Runs after each kind of deceiver
    / With rational logic
    / And skill pedagogic
    / He cuts through their lies like a cleaver



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  • You’ve probably heard that men told,
    How Richard grew wisdom tenfold.
    Upon books he doted,
    And often he quoted.
    But never the Testament, Old.



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  • 363
    Housti3 says:

    A critical thinker
    Thinks religions a stinker
    Evokes evolution as our obvious root
    Astute but not benign
    Bringing reason to the popular lexicon with time



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  • 364
    dan.courser says:

    Just noticed some else used golden retriever…

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver.

    Flooding brainwashed minds

    the reign crossed the line.

    Numerous as the virgin births conceived were.



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  • 365
    sidwayne says:

    Science for all that we are
    Higgs-boson a smartphone a car
    We’ve pushed all the boundaries
    From atoms to foundries
    A child with a snail in a jar



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  • 366
    stvwinchester says:

    There’s a guy who was NOT from Nantucket,
    To religion his mind argued, “Fuck it,”
    For no matter the season,
    He chose science and reason,
    And thus did your god kick the bucket.



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  • Said Richard to the Colosseum,
    “I don’t believe ’til I see ‘em.”
    His fierce interdiction,
    Won a lifetime subscription,
    To Kentucky Creation Museum.



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  • 368
    wolfamongsheep says:

    A blind man once said, follow me and learn,

    so we did, after all we did yearn;

    but along the way

    he neared no cache;

    So another way we seek to discern.



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  • 369
    wolfamongsheep says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    for this is his quest

    dashing teachings blessed;

    Alas! goes free no ill contriver.



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  • 370
    jaycerose says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever
    runs after each kind of deceiver
    With evidence, his truthful sword
    He’ll conquer religion and lord
    Restoring the blind their sight
    They will call him the Secular Knight
    For he is the scientific perceiver



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  • 371
    jaycerose says:

    H1 Richard the sharp unbeliever

    H2 runs after each kind of deceiver

    H1 With evidence, his truthful sword

    H2 He’ll conquer religion and lord

    H1 Restoring the blind their sight

    H2 They will call him the Secular Knight

    H1 For he is the scientific perceiver



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  • 372
    a1681257 says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    Runs after each kind of deceiver

    Try as they might

    To infect masses with blight

    Richard will someday cure their God Fever



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  • 373
    wolfamongsheep says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver;

    lets none obfuscate,

    this inoculate…

    which will free minds from the piffle feeder



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  • 374
    EstuaryPig says:

    Richard Dawkins is quite keen to shatter
    Delusions with polite, reasoned chatter
    And let science’s light
    Banish religion’s night
    And never let the dark matter



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  • 375
    neilcbenton.1123 says:

    I’ve a theory I’d like to evince,

    that a god’s but as good as a wince,

    just a primitive spasm,

    spanning ignorance chasms,

    that have stunted progress ever since!



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    his facts and sharp wit

    put theists in a snit

    They decry the Rainbow Unweaver.



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  • 377
    wolfamongsheep says:

    Science produces greats like Darwin

    and thus hard becomes the jargon

    so the religious

    claim the prestigious;

    And say things like, I ain’t from no Marlin!



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  • 378
    groseface says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever. Runs after each kind of deceiver. Cool and calm, he speaks. To the faithful atop their peaks. With a sigh and a smirk. Richard schools those jerks.



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  • 379
    Brad x says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever

    runs after each kind of deceiver

    his linguistic finesse

    with ‘religious’ zest

    reforms ignorant into perceiver



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  • 380
    Topcat says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever Runs after each kind of deceiver He would HITCH up his pants Take aim with his rants At dogmatic religious fever



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  • A Christian said, You must try this.
    And Richard said, I don’t buy this!
    I hear what you’re saying,
    But why aren’t you praying,
    To Kronos, Wotan or Isis?



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  • 382
    daniel.faidley says:

    There once was a school of thought,
    It was punishable by death if taught.
    But reason prevailed,
    And science was hailed,
    As a right for which to be fought!



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  • When a man hailing from Methuen and whos mothers womb he grew in.When told how this happened,he shook with amazement.I thought on a stork I just flew in.



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  • 384
    wolfamongsheep says:

    If your religion were true

    Would it bear much likeness to a bad flu?

    all seek what is right

    and all must too fight,

    Alas! Sickness will not last, through round two



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  • 385
    Darkslide632 says:

    “By all means let’s be open-minded…”
    Says Dawkins to those who are blinded.
    “But not quite so wide
    That our brains drop outside
    Of our heads.” Now you’ve all been reminded.



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  • 386
    Nefertiti says:

    Richard gets lots of hate mail
    With lots of expletive detail
    Their language abusive
    Their beliefs conclusive
    But it’s their grammar that’s beyond the pale



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  • 387
    Zeuglodon says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever,

    Runs after each kind of deceiver,

    With phenotypes, genes,

    Blind watchmakers, memes,

    Climbed mountains, and rainbow unweavers.



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  • 389
    dave.macquarrie.9 says:

    There once was a professor named Dawkins

    Who was tired of religious folks knockins’

    He replied to them in kind

    the watchmaker is blind

    And the Emperor nude – down to his stockins’



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  • 390
    LimerickUrls says:

    I need only invoke faith on high

    And they’ll buy my implausible lie

    Though my deeds reek of folly

    I’m Yahweh, by golly

    A jolly good Hollywood guy



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  • 392
    promoguy says:

    There was a method scientific /
    That let us know all things specific /
    For knowledge we yearned /
    And tested and learned /
    Making a collection prolific



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  • 393
    Kitten says:

    With square jaw and and a blush on his cheeks / This ever so handsome man speaks/ His brilliance and wit make me sigh just a bit/ as my sapiosexuality peaks.



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  • 394
    promoguy says:

    The first night the child heard the thunder / Beneath the blanket he hid under / His wondering why / There’s noise from the sky / Birthed a new appetite for wonder.



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  • 395
    LimerickUrls says:

    Eve and Adam were first on this earth

    Cain and Abel came next (Eve gave birth)

    Do you notice some drama

    Around Cain’s babies’ mama?

    Should our answer be doubt, angst or mirth?



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  • 396
    ronnye says:

    An appetite for wonder
    Blew ignorance asunder
    Insights came teeming
    Such as, ‘they’re meme-ing’
    And ‘belief is a blunder’



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  • 397
    phil rimmer says:

    In reply to #402 by dave.macquarrie.9:

    There once was a professor named Dawkins

    Who was tired of religious folks knockins’

    He replied to them in kind

    the watchmaker is blind

    And the Emperor nude – down to his stockins’

    Nice mix……How about?

    There was once a professor named Dawkins

    Who was tired of religious folks knockins

    He told them, “You’ll find

    The Watchmaker’s blind

    And the Emperor’s nude to his stockins.



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  • 398
    Atom the Atheist says:

    Darwin told Dawkins in trust , Science and Reason a must , for Theology is only Mythology , surely better to BELIEVE in Biology , we “A”ll know the truth , I’d follow the man till I’m dust.



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  • 399
    danchan07 says:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever runs after each kind of deceiver. With logic and a Krauss at his side, no anecdotal story will survive.



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  • 400
    David Black says:

    Richard, the sharp unbeliever, runs after each kind of deceiver. Not with murder in mind, but science that’s kind, for war should be left to believers.



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  • 401
    John Bremner says:

    There was a young lady from York,
    Whose friend was a bit of a dork,
    So she hit him a smark with an up and down quark,
    And gave him an embarrassing hadron.



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  • 402
    Sabala says:

    This was submitted on the 26th in the US. But the timestamp shows GMT maybe?

    Richard is fierce un-deceiver,
    Fear ye who prey on believer,
    Your fast mood lies,
    are like fast food fries,
    that flee from Dawkins’ shockin’ cleaver!



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  • 403
    PegLegTuna says:

    Richard the sharp unbeliever /
    Runs after each kind of deceiver /
    He climbed Mount Improbable /
    He’s really unstoppable: /
    The Great Rainbow Unweaver.



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  • 404
    LimerickUrls says:

    If we modeled our laws after God

    The results would turn out rather odd

    For the crimes of your mama,

    You’d face trial and drama

    Off to jail you would go, guilty sod!



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  • 405
    aquilacane says:

    I can’t stop making these!!! Ahhh!

    Dawk doesn’t buy Jesus, of course

    Nor a prophet with a magical horse

    He said as much on twitter

    Which made some people bitter

    But none countered with a credible source



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  • 406
    susanlatimer says:

    Yep. That’s better. I want to fix them all but it doesn’t seem right.

    The whole thread would be clogged up by everybody’s second and third drafts. I cheated when I tweaked the first one.

    The others are driving me crazy, though.

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s having that experience.

    In reply to #357 by phil rimmer:

    In reply to #323 by susanlatimer:

    Said Richard, “I’ve merely suggested

    That your ultimate claims should be tested.

    Though it’s still slightly cruel

    That you call me a fool,

    In the old days, you’d have me arrested.”

    How about…

    Said Richard, “I’ve merely suggested

    That your ultimate claims s…



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  • 407
    LimerickUrls says:

    It says here in this book; so it’s true

    Cuz with faith I need learn nothing new

    Evidence is a bore

    Man is bad to the core

    Eve and Adam screwed up- shame on you!



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  • In reply to #420 by susanlatimer:

    Yep. That’s better. I want to fix them all but it doesn’t seem right.

    The whole thread would be clogged up by everybody’s second and third drafts. I cheated when I tweaked the first one.

    The others are driving me crazy, though.

    Susan, they are fine; just let them be and go write a new one.



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  • 409
    Quasar says:

    Dawkins has no god delusion

    For he knows evolution has proven

    We’re all of the same kin

    Though to most it’s a sin

    Faith need not be our conclusion



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  • 410
    Quasar says:

    With religion don’t make an alliance

    For truth is found through science

    Open your mind

    And leave the hogwash behind

    Like Dawkins who shows no compliance



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  • 411
    phil rimmer says:

    In reply to #420 by susanlatimer:

    The whole thread would be clogged up by everybody’s second and third drafts. I cheated when I tweaked the first one.

    The others are driving me crazy, though.

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s having that experience.

    Indeed not. I’m maddened by that half beat too much in my last lines. And in yours the rhythms are so often bang on. There’s a particular delight, when when the music is right…..



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  • 412
    treacy says:

    Impressive collection of Limericks. If RD were ever inclined to write/complile a coffee table book he has enough material right here!
    PS I am writing this, appropriately, from Shannon, just outside Limerick city.



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  • 413
    Blasphemyman says:

    Here’s another:
    Richard Dawkinsis a public intellectual.
    Opposition to him is ineffectual.
    His English is classic.
    His books are fantastic.
    His logic is without doubt non correctable.



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  • 414
    gavin.lawlor says:

    We all loved to watch Heisenberg,
    Whose principles were uncertain for sure,
    With Jesse’s alliance,
    They showed great defiance,
    And occasionally shouted,
    YEAH SCIENCE!!



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  • 415
    ubiknoir says:

    Ooooops – too late… Anyway, here it is….///
    I know a sharp guy from Nairobi /
    Whose wit is renowned from New York to Gobi /
    He chases with science each foolish belief /
    Thus deceiving bigots suffer many a grief /
    His reason is to us what spells are to Obi.



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  • 416
    susanlatimer says:

    Though the deadline has passed on this thread

    It’s the long term effect that I dread.

    It will be a long time

    Before I get the rhyme

    Of a limerick out of my head.



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  • 417
    susanlatimer says:

    (I hope it’s OK to keep the thread going for the sheer, stupid fun of it.)

    Some accuse him of militant zeal

    When R.D. makes the reasoned appeal

    That we separate what

    Someone simply made up

    From the things that are actually real.



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  • 418
    dave.macquarrie.9 says:

    Sure! The more the merrier. 🙂 In reply to #410 by phil rimmer:

    In reply to #402 by dave.macquarrie.9:

    There once was a professor named Dawkins

    Who was tired of religious folks knockins’

    He replied to them in kind

    the watchmaker is blind

    And the Emperor nude – down to his stockins’

    Nice mix……How about?

    There was once a professor named Dawkins

    Who was…



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  • Richard the sharp unbeliever,
    Runs after each kind of deceiver,
    He’ll tear them a new hole,
    When they bear their soul and
    Claim blind faith in a healer!



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