Famed atheist Richard Dawkins suffered a “minor stroke” last Saturday, which forced the 74-year-old to nix a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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Management for the outspoken biology professor and author of “The God Delusion” indicated Dawkins is recuperating at home in the United Kingdom, the Guardian reported.
While some believers in prayer posted on social media that they are, indeed, getting on their knees on behalf of Dawkins and his recovery, others — presumably atheists — had much different messages. Check out the opposing reactions:
Praying for @RichardDawkins‘ quick recovery after having suffered a minor stroke in the UK ahead of his Aus/NZ tour.
— Kashif N Chaudhry (@KashifMD) February 12, 2016
Wishing (not praying) @RichardDawkins a speedy recovery. Hope to see you in Oz soon!
— #TeamHashtag Lisa (@thatblogchick) February 12, 2016
Richard Dawkins has had a stroke 🙁 Pray for him
— John Cumberbatch (@johndanbatch) February 12, 2016
— Geert Plas (@GeertPlas) February 12, 2016
Let’s all pray that Richard Dawkins pulls through come on God
— (@KIWIE999) February 12, 2016
@RichardDawkins I’m not praying you make a swift recovery, which I hope you’ll appreciate.
— Yokohama Lustpuffin (@Foot_Off) February 12, 2016
Despite his condition, Dawkins has been sending up his own Twitter posts since Tuesday, and an offering from earlier today shows he’s lost none of his feistiness:
Why in the world is BBC hiring a young earth creationist to host BBC Breakfast? Why not someone who accepts reality? https://t.co/1JoUEYz8wO
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) February 12, 2016
(H/T: Christian Today)