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Atheism, Faith, and Violence: So Close Yet So Wrong

Atheism, Faith, and Violence: So Close Yet So Wrong

Richard Dawkins says there is a logical path from faith to violence, but not from atheism to violence. He comes stunningly close to the truth, while yet missing it altogether. This comes from somewhere after minute 75 in a debate (video here) with John Lennox in Birmingham, Alabama on October 3, 2007. Dawkins said, I think there is a logical path from religion to doing terrible things…. There’s a logical path that says, if you really, really, really believe that…

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Atheism, Faith, and Violence: Focus on Atheism

Atheism, Faith, and Violence: Focus on Atheism

Last time in this series on atheism, faith, and violence, I took a very brief look at Richard Dawkins’s misunderstanding of faith: specifically, that it’s not just the fact of faith but also its content that matters. That was the first of five items I said I would cover in pursuit of the question Dawkins raised: is there a more logical path from faith to violence than there is from atheism to violence? The answer to that quite obviously is…

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