Like him or not, Richard Dawkins has a right to offend

Posted July 25, 2017 10:40 pm by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

I have never rated Richard Dawkins as a thinker, or indeed as a literary stylist. He is no Jonathan Swift. The fact that so many regard him as our leading public intellectual is regrettable. He may well be an excellent scientist, but he knows very little about religion, and has nothing of interest to say on that topic, beyond the fact that he dislikes it. As Terry Eagleton said: “Imagine someone…

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