The Dawkins Delusion: Dr. Ignacio Ferrin, Professor of Astrophysics, based upon his study of the Miracle at Fatima on October 13, 1917, has refuted Richard Dawkins' Facetious Mockery of the Fatima Miracle.
Comments on the “Fatima Miracle” written by Richard Dawkins in his book “The God Delusion” 1 , pages 116 and 117. Quote : “On the face of it mass visions, such as the report that seventy thousand pilgrims at Fatima in Portugal in 1917 saw the sun “tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the multitude”, are harder to write off”. - To write the book on the “Astronomical Explanation of the Fatima Miracle”, I had to search 1600 pages of Fatima documents page by page and cannot recall having seen the words “tear itself from the heavens” or “come crashing down”. The words most commonly used were “dancing” and “falling on the people”. Quote : “It is not easy to explain how seventy thousand people could share the same hallucination. But it is even harder to accept that it really happened without seeing it, but feeling it as the catastrophic destruction of the solar system, including acceleration forces sufficient to hurl everybody into space”. - Again, the author is usi