Saturday, April 30, 2005

Richard Dawkins on atheism

I am godless. And I think Richard Dawkins' discussion of atheism and evolution is really quite first rate...eventhough I couldn't disagree with him more over the particulars of evolution. We both agree it happened. And we both believe there's no god.

Read the whole story here (they try to trick you into getting a paid subscription so be patient and wait for the right links to materialize)

A sample:

"There are many religious points of view where the conservation of the world is just as important as it is to scientists. But there are certain religious points of view where it is not. In those apocalyptic religions, people actually believe that because they read some dopey prophesy in the book of Revelation, the world is going to come to an end some time soon. People who believe that say, "We don't need to bother about conserving forests or anything else because the end of the world is coming anyway." A few decades ago one would simply have laughed at that. Today you can't laugh. These people are in power."

1 comment:

Toad734 said...

I still think it's funny.