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Comment 19 by debonnesnouvelles

Of course Richard has never said anything so foolish. If someone can't recognise the difference between what he really wrote, which was

Religious wars really are fought in the name of religion, and they have been horribly frequent in history. I cannot think of any war that has been fought in the name of atheism. Why should it?

and 'without religion there would be no war', they really should stop and consider whether they have a sharp enough grasp of the English language to write articles for publication.

Nor, incidentally, has Richard ever said that bringing up a child within a faith is tantamount to child abuse - what he actually wrote was:

I am persuaded that the phrase ‘child abuse’ is no exaggeration when used to describe what teachers and priests are doing to children whom they encourage to believe in something like the punishment of unshriven mortal sins in an eternal hell.

It is disappointing when someone who is meant to be on the side of reason and humanism simply regurgitates the sillier claims of those who are desperate to oppose them.

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:36:26 UTC | #523214