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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Could Britain's Most Famous Atheist Be on the Way to Belief?

Belief in the theory of evolution is no reason for atheism as Dawkins supposes: Darwin himself insisted that he had never been an atheist

Richard Dawkins: 'I would describe myself as a secular Christian' (AP)
Richard Dawkins: 'I would describe myself as a secular Christian' (AP)

On Easter Monday, the Telegraph published a Letter to the Editor from around 50 leading atheists, predictably including such names as Philip Pullman, Peter Tatchell, Polly Toynbee, Anthony Grayling, Evan Harris, and on and on: from my own point of view, a list of many of my least favourite bien pensant Lefties.

It began as follows: “Sir – We respect the Prime Minister’s right to his religious beliefs and the fact that they necessarily affect his own life as a politician. However, we object to his characterisation of Britain as a ‘Christian country’ and the negative consequences for politics and society that this engenders…. Britain is not a ‘Christian country’. Repeated surveys, polls and studies show that most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities.”

One name, however, among those listed beneath this absurd farrago was conspicuous by its absence: that of the most famous atheist of them all: Richard Dawkins. How come?

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