Useful quotations for the Implications paper

Keith Ward ‘God would be able to verify his own existence.’

Dawkins‘ objection to religious fundamentalism is that it ‘saps the intellect and subverts science.’

Voltaire ‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.’

Dawkins quotes Muriel Grey ‘the cause of all this misery, mayhem, violence terror and ignorance is religion itself.’

St Teresa ‘it is impossible for me to doubt that I have been in God and God in me.’

Dawkinsfaith is a great cop-out, the excuse to avoid the need to think and to evaluate the evidence.’

Dawkins ‘The God of the O T is the most unpleasant character in all fiction.’

Francis Collins leader of the Human Genome Project, ‘It wouldn’t trouble me to discover that my temporal lobe was lit up. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some genuine spiritual significance.

Swinburne ‘overwhelming testimony of so many millions of people to occasional experiences of God, must be taken as tipping the balance in favour of the existence of God.’

Dawkins said ‘you may well be convinced but don’t expect the rest of us to take your word for it.’


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