Archive: Richard Dawkins
The very idea of a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. not only should Franklin Graham be disinvited, so should everybody else.
By Richard Dawkins | April 28, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (18)
No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice.
By Richard Dawkins | March 28, 2010; 07:03 AM ET | Comments (131)
The singular predicament of these men (and women) opens yet another window on the uniquely ridiculous nature of religious belief. What other career, apart from that of clergyman, can be so catastrophically ruined by a change of opinion, brought about by reading, say, or conversation?
By Richard Dawkins | March 20, 2010; 06:51 AM ET | Comments (21)
The point is that every single one of us is lucky to be alive against hyper-astronomical odds. Tim Tebow owes his existence not just to his mother's refusal to have an abortion. He owes his existence to the fact that his parents had intercourse precisely when they did, not a minute sooner or later. Then before that they had to meet and decide to marry.
By Richard Dawkins | February 3, 2010; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (62)
Milder-mannered faith-heads are falling over themselves to disown Pat Robertson, just as they disowned those other pastors, evangelists, missionaries and mullahs at the time of the earlier disasters.
By Richard Dawkins | January 25, 2010; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (581)
What should concern the rest of us is that the scams pulled off by well-heeled charlatans like Oral Roberts are tax free.
By Richard Dawkins | December 15, 2009; 05:01 PM ET | Comments (44)
What major institution most deserves the title of greatest force for evil in the world? In a field of stiff competition, the Roman Catholic Church is surely up there among the leaders.
By Richard Dawkins | October 23, 2009; 12:54 AM ET | Comments (98)
The idea that a man of Clinton's intelligence could believe in a sky fairy or imaginary friend is absurd. Like other intelligent politicians, he presumably felt obliged to feign religious belief in order to curry favor with voters.
By Richard Dawkins | June 30, 2009; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (81)
Only a person infected by the sort of sanctimonious self-righteousness that religion uniquely inspires would apply the meaningless word 'sin' to private sexual behavior.
By Richard Dawkins | November 29, 2007; 07:06 AM ET | Comments (898)
It is easy for religious faith, even if it is irrational in itself, to lead a sane and decent person, by rational, logical steps, to do terrible things.
By Richard Dawkins | October 2, 2007; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (1552)
There is no God. If you die a 'martyr' for your God, you will have died for nothing.
By Richard Dawkins | September 15, 2007; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (463)
The only alternative – that religion is woman-made – is hard to reconcile with prevailing attitudes of religious authorities to women.
By Richard Dawkins | May 24, 2007; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (131)