A week or so ago the CBC National aired a documentary on Canadian atheists showing them meeting in small groups in Whitby, Ontario.
Now the god-bashing Oxford professor, Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) is setting up an organization to help atheists around the world. In a speech in the U.S. he put his case this way: “When you think how fantastically successful the Jewish lobby has been [although fewer in number than American atheists] yet they more or less monopolise American foreign policy. So if atheists could achieve a small fraction of that influence, the world would be a better place.”
What does Dawkins hope an atheistic bloc in the U.S. would achieve: I would free children from being indoctrinated with religion. I would like to free everyone from the assumption you have to be religious in order to be a decent person or be moral. Obviously the whole creationist interference with education should stop. I would like to see people rejoice in the world in which they find themselves and to take full advantage of the tiny slice of eternity they have been given.”
Does Professor Dawkins make sense?
Even if there were no God, does this world make sense?
Should atheists come out of the closet and be given more space?