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Richard Dawkins - The Problem With Religion

Richard Dawkins explains the effect religion has on us and our children.

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Richard Dawkins - The Problem With Religion. Richard Dawkins explains the effect religion has on us and our children.
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Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 259 Posts
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:04:24 PM
I would applaud Richard Dawkins at the drop of a hat if he would quit equating "religion" with "Abrahamic faiths." While I agree with 100% of what he says on scientific topics, as a religious Unitarian Universalist and secular humanist I really find it grating to be lumped together with those who do pass on willful ignorance just because I go to church on sunday morning.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
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Male, 50-59, Western US
 34635 Posts
Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:02:57 AM

@ HolyGod - that is a great description of Genesis.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5734 Posts
Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:46:09 AM

"Have you ever actually read the Big Bang Theory? It sounds about as far-fetched as some claim the bible to be."

It is complex and confusing because the universe and existence are complex and confusing. I don't know if it is right or even close, but it is very smart people making their very best guess based on the very best information they have.

I will ALWAYS take that over the recycled fairy tales passed down verbally by illiterate people for generations.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5734 Posts
Sunday, July 21, 2013 10:39:46 AM

God made everything in a few days and then man was lonely so he took a rib and sand and made woman. But then the woman was bad and ate fruit because of a talking snake so the people got in trouble. Then later all the people were bad so god had a man make a boat and all the kinds of animals in the world got on and the world flooded...

That sounds like an explanation of "how we got here" as told by a 6 year old during made up story time.

So yes I'll take complex and confusing over juvenile and ridiculous.

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