Richard Dawkins: Islam Is ‘the Most Evil Religion in the World’, by Thomas Williams.
Professional atheist Richard Dawkins told an audience this week that Islam is “the most evil religion in the world,” and therefore must be combatted.
While opposed to all religion, the British evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion has been rethinking his positions and insisting that certain distinctions must be made between one religion and another.
Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival Sunday, Dawkins said that while it’s tempting to say that all religions are bad, “it’s a worse temptation to say all religions are equally bad because they’re not.”
“If you look at the actual impact that different religions have on the world it’s quite apparent that at present the most evil religion in the world has to be Islam,” he said.
In the face of growing Islamic terror, Dawkins has begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be society’s best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.
Going back on earlier statements in which he has said that the religious education of children is a form of “child abuse,” Dawkins confessed he believed British schoolchildren should have a religious education, and be familiar with the Christian Bible.
“I think that it is an important part of our culture to know about the Bible. After all, so much of English literature has allusions to the Bible, if you look up the Oxford English Dictionary you find something like the same number of quotations from the Bible as from Shakespeare,” he said.
Now it starts to matter because we are under threat. Perhaps there will be movement back towards what made our civilization successful.
Dawkins is an honest man and isn’t afraid of stating a non-PC truth, that Islam is a much greater danger to us than Christianity.
Removing Christianity without replacing it with anything else left a vacuum, and it’s into that vacuum that Islam is rushing.
hat-tip Philip Barton