Monday, 3 March 2014

The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins

from page 18 -

There are other linguistic conventions that need to go the same way as sexist pronouns, and the atheist choir is not exempt.We all need our consciousness raised. Atheists as well as theists unconsciously observe society's convention that we must be especially polite and respectful to faith. And I never tire of drawing attention to society's tacit acceptance of the labelling of small children with the religious opinions of their parents. Atheists need to raise their own consciousness of the anomoly.: religious opinion is the one kind of parental opinion that - by almost universal consent - can be fastened upon children who are in truth, too young to know what their opinion really is. There is no such thing as a Christian child, only a child of Christian parents. Seize every opportunity to ram it home.

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