Posts Tagged ‘Richard Dawkins’

Richard Dawkins’ “cultural Christianity,” political theologies, and the Church of Pope Francis

Monday, April 29th, 2024
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Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and ethologist and one of the most famous atheists in the world, announced just a few weeks ago that he is a cultural Christian: “I do think we are culturally a Christian country. I call myself a cultural Christian.” He said this in an interview with Rachel Johnson for LBC Read more

Famous atheist embraces ‘cultural Christian’ identity

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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Renowned British atheist Richard Dawkins, widely known for his book “The God Delusion,” revealed in a recent interview his self-identification as a “cultural Christian”. Dawkins said he had a preference for Christianity over Islam, although he clarified that he does not believe “a word” of the Christian faith. In conversation with Rachel Johnson on LBC, Read more

Richard Dawkins has abandoned science to justify his transphobia

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

For decades, the renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins urged his readers to use science and reason to counter religious misinformation. Dawkins is abandoning both to spread anti-transgender rhetoric embraced by religious conservatives. During a recent episode of his podcast “The Poetry of Reality,” Dawkins spoke with author Helen Joyce about the “influence of Read more

Rediscovering my faith is helping me cope with a chaotic world

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The first time I went to church as an adult, I had been up all night drinking in a friend’s living room. Tumbling home as the morning mist enveloped the common near my flat, almost nothing was visible but the church spire on one corner. Going to bed seemed a let down: I had finished Read more

Atheist Richard Dawkins wants to move to ‘ideal country’ New Zealand

Monday, May 21st, 2018

One of the world’s most famous scientists has professed his desire to live in New Zealand – although he’s disappointed he won’t see any moa. Richard Dawkins is an English evolutionary biologist best known for his strong stance against religion, which he wrote about in his bestselling 2006 book The God Delusion. Continue reading

Why Richard Dawkins is wrong about Christianity

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Richard Dawkins, the world’s best known atheist-for-hire, was recently in New Zealand, preaching at events in Auckland and Christchurch and hoping to rally the troops and win new converts. As a Bible-loving Christian who believes in God, angels, heaven and hell, I guess people would assume I’m angry or nervous about having the High Priest Read more

Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins oppose lifting faith schools cap

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Changing admissions rules for new faith schools would be ‘divisive’ say Rowan Williams, Richard Dawkins and over 60 other signatories to a letter to the Daily Telegraph. Williams is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. The letter attacks a policy that would allow the Catholic Church Read more

Does science disprove God?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Seven years have passed since the death, on April 7, 2009, of Fr Stanley Jaki OSB, a great fighter for Catholic truth and a world-ranking authority on science and religion. I had the privilege of working with him for five years. He was the author of more than 50 books and over 400 articles. He was Read more

Call for prayers after Richard Dawkins suffers stroke – cancels New Zealand appearance

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Celebrity biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has suffered a minor stroke which has forced him to cancel his forthcoming trip to New Zealand. Following the news of Dawkins’ minor stroke the Church of England tweeted “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family,” causing a worldwide collective cringe. Continue reading Twitter users are now debating whether Read more

Richard Dawkins to come to Wellington again

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Evolutionary biologist and provocative atheist Richard Dawkins will be appearing during Writers’ Week during the 2016 New Zealand festival. Dawkins, who is now 74, previously appeared at the New Zealand Festival in 2010. In an article in the New Zealand Listener, Diana Wichtel described him as “a scientist, a writer, a performer, a public intellectual, an Read more