Atheist summer camp

From Albert Mohler: Richard Dawkins Jumps The Shark.

News out of Great Britain indicates that Richard Dawkins, perhaps the world’s most famous living atheist, is setting up a summer camp intended to help children and teenagers adopt atheism. As The Times [London] reports: “Give Richard Dawkins a child for a week’s summer camp and he will try to give you an atheist for life.”

The camp, based upon an American precursor, is to be financially subsidized by Dawkins. According to media reports, all 24 places at the camp have been taken.

As Lois Rogers of The Times reports:

Budding atheists will be given lessons to arm themselves in the ways of rational scepticism. There will be sessions in moral philosophy and evolutionary biology along with more conventional pursuits such as trekking and tug-of-war. There will also be a £10 prize for the child who can disprove the existence of the mythical unicorn.

The last sentence betrays the shallowness of Dawkinsism. The arguments for the existence of God are fundamentally different than the arguments one would use to prove the existence of unicorns. Some would say that Dawkins doesn’t know enough philosophy to see the difference.

Grace and Peace

One thought on “Atheist summer camp

  1. Carol

    Hmmm. Dawkins equates indoctrinating one’s children into one’s religion with child abuse. I think we have a double standard here.


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