Friday, February 24, 2012

Atheists say the darndest things

 Richard Dawkins - you never know what he'll say next

Richard Dawkins, world famous atheist, now says he's not sure God doesn't exist.  Since that's the one thing atheists really must be sure about, Dawkins nowadays prefers to describe himself as an agnostic.   Yet one rather doubts Dawkins would have achieved world wide fame by advocating mere agnosticism all these years.

Dawkins goes on to note in passing that the Catholic Church takes a literal view of Genesis.  This has not been the case since at least the time of St. Augustine of Hippo.   It is the sort of thing educated persons who debate religious points for a living ought to be expected to know, but, alas, even the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dawkins' conversational partner, appears equally ignorant on this point.

Luckily for Dawson, one of the nice things about being a world famous quondam atheist is that you don't have to be consistent on fundamental questions.  You don't even have to know what you're talking about.

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