“I don’t think that religion has anything useful to teach us,” Dawkins proclaimed this week in an interview with CNN, going on to tout evolution as undeniable fact. “It’s as certain as the fact that the earth and the other planets orbit the sun.”
Of those Americans who believe that God created human beings and that the earth isn’t millions of years old, as evolutionary science contends, Dawkins claims there is a “deep, profound ignorance.” While he conceded that some smart people are, indeed, religious, he drew some important distinctions.
“There are many very educated people who are religious but they’re not creationists,” he said. “There’s a world of difference between a serious religious person and a creationist, and especially a Young Earth Creationist, who thinks the world is only 10,000 years old.”
Dawkins, like all atheists, believes that there’s nothing remaining for him after death. When he perishes, he believes that there will be no pearly gates, no afterlife and certainly no almighty God to contend with. When asked by CNN if he believe life “just ends,” he was candid.
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