Always thought Thomas Aquinas for one could have torn an also ran like Dawkins a new oneYou can argue that Dawkins, by more or less taking up the initial position of "You god worshipers are all deluded, gaze with awe upon my logical reasoning" had a pretty big hand to play in making some Christian churches, more rather than less fundamental. He's undermining 'sacred world views' and it's inevitable they will be defended.
He might, if he actually wanted the world to be a better place, rather than come across as an arrant self-publicist, try putting forward a more secular viewpoint, where you can pretty much be religious if it suits you, live and let live.
Dividing the world up into 'clever' and 'religious' might not really help in the grander scheme of things.
I would definitely be up for that.You may have a point there.
Telling someone who is religious that they're stupid will only get them to draw a line in the sand and dig a trench, ready for war (metaphorically).
I suggest separate countries for atheists and religious people.
Is she an actual atheist, or just someone who doesn't follow any religion?Or spouses/children/friends? My wife is an atheist, and I beleive more or less everything, we get on fine
Plenty of intelligent religious people around but I think Dawkins and Aquinas would come up with opposing world views. The supporters in each camp would feel that their Idol won.Always thought Thomas Aquinas for one could have torn an also ran like Dawkins a new one
History is replete with ferociously intelligent people with religious worldveiws
I don't think there would be any converts. Religion wouldn't be on the agenda. Children wouldn't be brainwashed by their parents and if they wanted to believe as an adult then they could move to a country that suited their needs.
Yes I agree . I'm talking about the moderates. I have no time for the hardcore lunatics of any religious bent.Not if they actually believe that LGBTs are lesser beings or the misogyny which is prevalent in Christianity, Islam, Hiduism, Judaism.
Myth: So what you are saying is it's impossible to be an atheist and not be an ass about it?