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Because the [religious] moderates are so nice we all are brought up with the idea that there’s something good about religious faith. That there’s something good about bringing children up to have a faith.

Which means to believe something without evidence and without the need for justifying it.

They’re entitled simply to say, “Oh, that’s my faith, I believe it, you’re not allowed to question it and you’re not allowed to ask me why I hold it.”

Once you teach people that that’s a legitimate reason for believing something then you as it were give a licence to the extremists who say, “My belief is that I’m supposed to be a suicide bomber or I’m supposed to blow up buildings – it’s my faith and you can’t question that.”

Any person who tries to intimidate members of our community with threats or harassment is in no way my ally and is only weakening the atheist movement by silencing its voices and driving away support.

Richard Dawkins | We Are Atheism

“If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works… bitches!” — Richard Dawkins, channelling XKCD.

h/t WEIT

Trailer for The Unbelievers (2013)

What impresses me about Catholic mythology is partly its tasteless kitsch but mostly the airy nonchalance with which these people make up the details as they go along. It is just shamelessly invented.

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (2006) | via NonStampCollector, “Dawkins destroys

Richard Dawkins

Playboy: So you don’t completely rule out the idea of a supreme being. Critics see that as leaving an opening.

Dawkins: You can think so, if you think there’s an opening for the tooth fairy.

“Why Are There Still Chimpanzees?”

An introduction to Humanism

CFI: It’s Time for Science and Reason

(by centerforinquiry)