Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spot the bandwagon

Following the success of Richard Dawkins 'The God Delusion' (bizarrely, the no. 1 book over Christmas - it's typical English double-mindedness for people to celebrate the birth of the saviour of the world by giving each other a book which claims he isn't.....), the journalist Christopher Hitchens has published his own atheist polemic. It's called 'God is not great: why religion poisons everything.' and there's an article in the online Times about it here.

There will always be people having a go, there just seem to be a few more of them at the moment. And of course, they get a stack more airtime than people like Alister McGrath or Tom Wright, who put the case for faith. There are various reviews and comments on Dawkins elsehwere on the web, so if anyone is interested I can post a few links. Theologian Alister McGrath seems to have given most time and attention to debating with Dawkins.

Me? As a deep thinking academic I'm waiting for the final Harry Potter book.....

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