Atheism is a dirty word. But not as dirty, apparently, as humanism.
In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."
An ambitious campaign to create a census of the world's atheists has been taken offline after just 17 hours after an alleged
My friend remarked on how he'd had the top medical care and had taken almost 10,000 pills in the eight years between the doctor's diagnosis and its reversal. Yet that time was still filled with such mental and physical lows that he frequently felt suicidal.
Justin Welby is yet to be announced as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, yet his appointment is already in risk of being overshadowed by a supposed gambling ring in one of London's wealthiest neighbourhoods.
'When we were children', he explains, 'we listened to our parents read us a story about animals, we smiled and giggled, we mimicked the noises the animals made, we wanted to play with them.. not have someone shove a knife in their throat and cut them up into pieces'.
As I thank Gazin for his time I am astounded at this great man's ability to impact the 2012 US elections; unlike the UK, US election candidates' religious beliefs are a deal breaker for many voters. Even with the freshly reported significant rise in the number of openly declared US atheists, this remains a burning issue on the US political agenda.
Britain's Chief Rabbi has accused Professor Richard Dawkins, perhaps the world's most famous atheist, of writing "profoundly
He is quoted by Richard Dawkins and has an unwavering, decades-long spot in the list of best selling books of all time. His iconic THE NAKED APE was translated into 23 languages and besides making Desmond Morris a household name, has profoundly altered the human animal's self perception.
I am not a fan of Professor Richard Dawkins. His simplistic, superficial and zealous attitude to faith is unbearably smug. His certainty in his own, eternal rectitude is not only obnoxious but betrays his sketchy commitment to the very skepticism he demands of others.