13 September, 2013

Richard Dawkins’ confession: Prominent atheist says Bible study important, admits he is a ‘cultural Anglican’ - something from the 'I didn't see this coming when I woke up this morning' file!!

Richard Dawkins’ confession: Prominent atheist says Bible study important, admits he is a ‘cultural Anglican’ | National Post

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  1. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Richard Dawkins’ confession: Prominent atheist say...":

    Virtually all of the "atheists" that garner notice in the media are post christians who were raised in and share values with some christian denomination. This is why they still have an interest.

    Many in the younger generations have no such attachment to religion and know very little about religion except that they are not religious.

    When older people like Dawkins die off, there will be much less dialog between the dwindling number of those who are religious and those who are not.

    People like Dawkins are also the basis for the claims of many religious that atheism is a religion. When they are gone, there will no longer be such basis.

    It is true, however, that as long as religion continues to lose large numbers who then deny a belief in God there will be such contacts.

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  2. Prof. Dawkins has always advocated studying the Bible in school as it forms the basis of much of Western literature. He's also been in favour of comparative religion classes as one can't understand the world with knowledge of world religion. For example why were so many in the Bush administration suprised at the natural affinity between a Saddam-less Iraq and Iran. They didn't know the difference between Sunni and Shi'te Muslims.

    The late Christopher Hitchens also wrote on the importanceof the Bible (albeit in the KJV trnslation) as literature (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/05/hitchens-201105 )

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