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lswanson's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by lswanson

"The man who puts fear into the hearts of those who believe in God."

An invalidated claim, to be sure.

As one who believes in God, I can assure you, Prof Dawkins does not put fear into my heart. Rather, God puts compassion in my heart for those who do not know Him.

I'm looking forward to reading the children's book, however. What I'm very interested in is to see whether Prof Dawkins will satisfy the criteria of "not indoctrinating" children with his viewpoint. If it is truly an exercise in teaching children to think critically (which all parents should be interested in), fair enough. But I would suggest that Prof Dawkins would be happier if all children eventually "come out the other end" with no belief in God, in which case, he will have successfully indoctrinated them.

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 05:52:00 UTC | #450142