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Sep 21, 2006

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Marc

Hi Mike,

Dawkins is no doubt a gifted, intelligent man, but he works my last nerve. As a theistic evolutionist, I actually think he hurts the cause of science and the fact of evolution by taking on religion and religious people such as myself, rather than simply showing that religion and science can mix.

And I just don't understand why he has to be such an evangelist for atheism. I am cool with him being an atheist, but why can't he simply work with religious moderates and liberals over against religious extremists. Further, I think that it is patently false that religious moderates provide cover for the extremists. Extremists would be in place whether moderates were or not. In fact, the problem with Islam is not that they have moderates, but that the moderates are intimidated by the extremists and don't have as strong of a voice. This flipped with Christianity, where moderates are able to keep the extremists in check.

Finally, my hunch is that many atheists are embarrassed by Dawkins, he comes across like the Jerry Falwell of atheism. Both of thos guys get on my nerves. And sorry for the long post.

Michael Kruse

"...but he works my last nerve." LOL

"As a theistic evolutionist..."

My position as well.

"Finally, my hunch is that many atheists are embarrassed by Dawkins, he comes across like the Jerry Falwell of atheism. Both of thos guys get on my nerves."

Interesting parallel and I think you are right. When issues of faith and science come up I can't count the number of times I have seen scientists eyes roll at the mention of Dawkins name.

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