Tuesday, September 18

Richard Dawkins' invective against religion infuriates me. I understand that he was angry about the attacks. We all were.

His trust in mechanistic evolution requires a far greater leap of faith than religion. He implies that all religious people are fools (we 'fell for [religion]').

I am trying to call attention to the elephant in the room that everybody is too polite - or too devout - to notice: religion, and specifically the devaluing effect that religion has on human life. I don't mean devaluing the life of others (though it can do that too), but devaluing one's own life. Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.

He has gone too far this time. It is a mortal insult to call my dearest conviction 'nonsense'. I am livid.
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