Reading books by Richard Dawkins is harmful to adults, say the authors of fairytales.
“Is it a good thing to be fostering a spirit of scepticism?" one told us. "Or should we go along with occasional magical fantasies that, frankly, do us no harm and make life more bearable?"
“I think it's rather pernicious to inculcate into young adults a view of the world which includes dismissiveness of religion and spirituality," said one author. "They get enough of that anyway, especially on Twitter."
"I stopped believing in Richard Dawkins at the age of 28 or 29," admitted another. "I used to believe everything I read, but then I grew up. I put away childish things - like getting angry about religious people."