Family Relations

Dawkins: Protect Youngsters from their Spiritual Mothers and fathers

Distinguished atheist Richard Dawkins made news recently for telling an Irish Occasions reporter that children need “to be secured so that they can have a correct education and learning and not be indoctrinated in no matter what religion their dad and mom occur to have been introduced up in.”

Inadequate Richard Dawkins. In his book, The God Delusion, he describes the God of the Old Testomony as “a petty, unjust, unforgiving management-freak a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

As my colleague Gil Mertz aptly notes, these kinds of a passionate description must increase the issue in sensible minds no matter whether this seems like the impartial speculation of a neutral scientist or a extremely offended man who has not forgiven God. Dawkins could easily dismiss the existence of unicorns or leprechauns with no emotion, but it is revealing how the issue of God’s existence strikes this kind of a nerve.

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