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Thread #150459 Message #3509269
Posted By: Steve Shaw
26-Apr-13 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
I don't know any "followers of Dawkins". Atheists don't follow anyone. We are a disparate (not quite desperate) bunch of free thinking people. Atheists never herd together (or flock together if you like, as Christians do, though "herd" seems to be a lustier word to me. Oh, well. Your choice). If Dawkins talks crap or appears too abrasive we'll always say so. Many atheists agree with much of what Dawkins has to say,and we appreciate his diplomatic approach. Hitchens was another "prominent atheist" who wrote books. You will find fewer atheists agreeing with his approach. This "follower of Dawkins" malarkey seems to me to be yet another attempt to cast atheism as a quasi-religion. Dawkins is Jesus, we are his followers. We don't think so.