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Why does Richard Dawkins hate religions?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 02 Apr 2008

Have you just read the God Delusion by any chance?

The reason that Dawkins is not a fan of religion (whether he hates them is up to your personal interpretation) is that he believes religion has been responsible for lots of bad things that have happened in the world, and also that they are not true and therefore should be discarded.

Whether you agree with this depends to some extent on whether you are religious, however many non-religious people do not agree, and note that creating a vacuum of any sort is dangerous. If you remove the intellectual idea of religion it could be like removing a dictator - there's a real problem of what comes next. If what comes next is astrology and dodgy alternative medicines, lawlessness and violence when people are 'free' of fearing God, then if losing religion should be considered and endorsed is at least contentious, irrespective interestingly of its truth value.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 02 Apr 2008
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