03 August 2012

Richard Dawkins: An atheist's call to arms

One may wonder of what use it is to listen to an atheist talk to atheists about being publicly open about their atheism. Quite simply, there are some good points raised. For example, Dawkins questions why religious topics are outside the realm of open discussion between scientists while all scientific topics are freely open to, and frequently abused by, religious authorities. While poking fun at religious cultures, Dawkins does raise some good questions about various dogmas.

Perhaps we, the religious folks, should learn to be a little less narrow minded and at least pretend to try to understand the point of view of others instead of automatically dismissing every concept that differs from our own. Who knows, having to understand what we worship might help us understand why we worship which just might increase our personal faith. Then again, our faith may be so weak that we are afraid we will never understand either the ‘who’ or the ‘why,’ in which case we are likely to lose faith altogether. (Oops, a little bit of a soap box there.)

Richard Dawkins: An atheist's call to arms (TED)

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