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14. Comment #395492 by Layla Nasreddin on July 12, 2009 at 8:45 am

The response to Dawkins's lecture, from all accounts, was very positive and enthusiastic, even though Brazil is quite a religious country. I strongly suspect there are more unbelievers than one might think there!

Fortunately Brazil is not so religious as it used to be, and the Catholic Church has in the last decades loosened the grip of their hegemony as the number of Evangelical Christians and non-confessional people rise, even though the Church has some privileges they are trying to increase by means of a concordat due to be voted at the Congress soon, and which is not so popular a proposal here as one might suppose.

I hope that humanism and secularism continue to gain momentum in my country, and Dawkins' coming to Paraty sure helps this.

As one of many Brazilian unbelievers, I feel very glad to see the importance that you at have ascribed to Dawkins' visit to Brazil.

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