We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:642) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion philosophy atheism
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:608) - Richard Dawkins
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:712) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion religion christianity god
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:689) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:557) - Richard Dawkins
Let children learn about different faiths, let them notice their incompatibility, and let them draw their own conclusions about the consequences of that incompatibility. As for whether they are ‘valid,’ let them make up their own minds when they are old enough to do so.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:537) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:656) - Richard Dawkins
Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.
Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms; this concept is presented in his book, The Extended Phenotype.
Dawkins is an atheist, a vice president of the British Humanist Association, and a supporter of the Brights movement. He is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, he argues against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he describes evolutionary processes as analogous to a blind watchmaker. He has since written several popular science books, and makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing these topics. In his 2006 book The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion—"a fixed false belief". As of January 2010, the English-language version has sold more than two million copies and had been translated into 31 languages.