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Dawkins: Mad, Bad or Sad?

This apologetic from Tom Price (formerly of is well worth a read, considering the phenomenon of a man in a bit of a trilemma:

Richard Dawkins:
Mad, Bad or Sad?

The Times: serialising The God Delusion. Part 1: Why there is no God - (HT: Adrian Reynolds)


  1. Great article. I've read a bit of Dawkins and always had a feeling it smelt 'off'...

  2. Good article - thanks for the link. See that The Times has started serialising Dawkin's book today (with the strapline " the letters pages with interest. There are already loads of responses on the Times Website.

  3. Oliver Kamm (also an atheist like Dawkins) responding to Dawkins in the Times today - here says he almost wants to become a Christian just so he can avoid listening to Dawkins' arguments over and over in hell (if, indeed, hell exists)!

  4. That quote:

    "Yet after reading Dawkins’s philippic against theism, The God Delusion, I am not so sure. A life of obeisance to a deity one disbelieves in may be a price worth paying. Dawkins’s harangues in this life are assertive enough. In the unlikely event that there is a region of the hereafter reserved for us infidels, hearing them again at full volume without end would be one more reason for penitence. "

    Most amusing, can't say I'd really thought about it from that angle before.


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