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← Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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Bragg argued that reason was not “the primary source of knowledge”. “We start with emotions and passions and feelings, the roots of which we don’t know and perhaps will never know,” he said. “Things come to us outside the realms of reason; intimations of love, surprise by joy, little pulses that we don’t know where they come from, we don’t know where they lead to, but they satisfy us or they make us despair. Dawkins shows no respect for religion at all.”

So Mr Bragg seems to be suggesting that any human feelings or emotions that haven't yet been fully explained should be treated as inexplicable and therefore supernatural.

Nice one Melvyn. Don't give up your day job.

I can't explain why such a seemingly intelligent man as Melvyn Bragg could come up with such a ridiculous statement, therefore it must have been divinely inspired. QED.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:46:29 UTC | #926921