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Confessions of an Arch-Athiest

vector: George Dvorsky

link: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1767506.ece

snippet:
Richard Dawkins believes that children should grow up reading the Bible and has a "soft spot" for the Church of England. He also believes some of the historic atrocities of human behaviour were not inspired by religion, but were a result of our "ruthless Darwinian past". And he believes in the possibility of a transcendent "intelligence" existing beyond the range of present human experience. It is just that he refuses to call it God.

These are just some of the more surprising confessions to come from the man variously described as Britain’s angriest atheist and the self-appointed Devil's chaplain.

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gentlemaitresse
May. 23rd, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
I see nothing wrong with children growing up reading the bible. I read Greek myths to my children, so why not Christian myths?

Many atheists believe that "some of the historic atrocities of human behaviour were a result of" Darwinism. Survival of the fittest and all that.

It doesn't surprise me that an atheist would say there is a possibility of intelligence existing beyond the range of present human experience. We try to be open to possibilities, but that doesn't mean we believe in some supernatural being.
venusflytrap
May. 24th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
i think dawkins is going through male menopause.

hopefully, this too shall pass. his philosopical mood swings are becoming rather tiresome.
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