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Go to: Satellite interview with Richard Dawkins

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Yet another wonderful interview. Some of the things Richard said reminded me of one of my best friends, who happens to be a Christian. I consider him quite intelligent (whatever that means) and I have known him for several years now. He converted from sort of an agnostic to a Christian during our friendship. Because before that moment I had always considered him a rational individual, it baffled me too. I was about sixteen at the time, and as I enjoyed a secular upbringing I found his conversion quite interesting, and you could say it was that moment religion became of any personal interest.

I wasn't living an easy life at the time, and I suspect that contributed to my naivety back then. Yes, I tried. I tried so hard to receive any sign of His existence. I tried to believe. Because surely, if even my ever sceptic, rational, best friend sincerely said he felt His presence, why couldn't I experience it too? It was not much later when, after reading bits of the 'holy' scriptures, I realized there was nothing in there that held any credibility. Most, if not all of the things I could find consisted of inconsistencies, contradictions and immoralities, the kind of which could only be derived from the mind of a disgusting character.

Nowadays, about nine years later, I know better. I know that even if the Christian God (or any other Abrahamic God) exists, I would reject Him solely because of His horrible character. My friend is still a believer. And although I always enjoy our discussions concerning religion, I have the feeling his mind can never be freed of the virus my brain so happily resists.

He is a sceptic of science. Or, in other words: he is sceptic of sceptics; ironic, is it not?

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 16:08:00 UTC | #374604

Go to: Richard Dawkins at American Atheists 09

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Richard's response at the end made me laugh hysterically! :D

Sun, 26 Apr 2009 07:40:00 UTC | #353552

Go to: Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins!

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Happy birthday, Richard! I am curious as to your new book!

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:15:00 UTC | #340369

Go to: Darwin 200

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I wonder why some individuals get upset or even aggressive when another individual seems (to some extent) to be ignorant about a particular matter. I would say there is not so much wrong with ignorance per se. It is the attitude that counts. Admitting your ignorance and being happy to correct yourself I believe is a sign of intelligence, as opposed to denying your ignorance and not willing to listen to contrasting arguments. Intellectual arrogance doesn't really help either.

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:23:00 UTC | #307473

Go to: Darwin 200

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I am curious as to Richard's opinion on the status quo regarding the evolution of our species, which is referred to on page ten and eleven of the "digimag."

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:13:00 UTC | #306781

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