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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-05 10:40 PM
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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains why God is a delusion, religion is a virus, and America has slipped back into the Dark Ages.

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Still, so many people resist believing in evolution. Where does the resistance come from?

It comes, I'm sorry to say, from religion. And from bad religion. You won't find any opposition to the idea of evolution among sophisticated, educated theologians. It comes from an exceedingly retarded, primitive version of religion, which unfortunately is at present undergoing an epidemic in the United States. Not in Europe, not in Britain, but in the United States.

My American friends tell me that you are slipping towards a theocratic Dark Age. Which is very disagreeable for the very large number of educated, intelligent and right-thinking people in America. Unfortunately, at present, it's slightly outnumbered by the ignorant, uneducated people who voted Bush in.

But the broad direction of history is toward enlightenment, and so I think that what America is going through at the moment will prove to be a temporary reverse. I think there is great hope for the future. My advice would be, Don't despair, these things pass.

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  -The atheist kskiska  Apr-29-05 10:40 PM   #0 
  - Hey! Bad Religion is a great band!  onager   Apr-29-05 10:43 PM   #1 
  - Dawkins for president  Submariner   Apr-29-05 10:44 PM   #2 
  - Thanx to you for the link  billbuckhead   Apr-29-05 11:03 PM   #4 
  - Dawkins is British  DavidD   Apr-29-05 11:34 PM   #8 
  - "A retarded, primitive version of religion" - best description of fundy  Rabrrrrrr   Apr-29-05 10:49 PM   #3 
  - Rabrrrrr, I've been reading your posts for quite a while now.......  A HERETIC I AM   Apr-29-05 11:04 PM   #5 
     - I'm sure my subtly must be annoying  Rabrrrrrr   Apr-30-05 10:47 AM   #11 
  - I'm not so sure how temporary this may be. n/t  Freedom_from_Chains   Apr-29-05 11:24 PM   #6 
  - I wish he'd lay off  Maple   Apr-29-05 11:29 PM   #7 
  - I agree. Science, by definition, deals with phenomena which ...  struggle4progress   May-01-05 03:39 PM   #12 
  - Lay off?  Finder   May-01-05 04:26 PM   #13 
  - He doesn't say that  muriel_volestrangler   May-01-05 04:28 PM   #14 
  - History is going to judge  libodem   Apr-29-05 11:51 PM   #9 
     - I prefer  Maple   Apr-29-05 11:57 PM   #10 
 

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