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Three Reasons to Admire Dawkins

Numerous twitter feeds and blogs reliably inform us that Richard Dawkins ‘no longer speaks for atheism’. I am quite sure that no person or organisation ever spoke for atheism, or ever will. Nonetheless, even atheists who once praised “The God Delusion” are now ¬†quick to point out that they will continue to tell their children fairy tales, that they do not believe that rapes can be graded according to their severity and that they think it is perfectly moral to chose to have a child with Down’s Syndrome ( and heaven help us if we now have to make that clear!) For those of us who do not even see much by way of persuasive argument in “The God Delusion”, it is all to easy to forget that there are many reasons to admire Richard Dawkins.

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Why It’s OK to #PraytoEndAbortion

Now and then, #PraytoEndAbortion trends on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, most of the comments are unreservedly hostile. Among some of the printable tweets are:

Why do we always have to include religion?!”,

“Yes, please #PraytoEndAbortion. That way it will continue, like everything else anyone has ever used prayer to solve”,

“Religious, holier-than-thou, judgmental bigots: objectifying the subjective for 2000-odd years.

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