Concentrate on Spreading the Awesome Truth , Good, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1525)

Jan 29, 2013

The book that inspires awe in me is “The Ancestor’s Tale”. I enjoyed “The God Delusion” but then I was already an atheist, at least in the sense of the ideal-parent type of god. (Though I do think there is more to reality than perhaps we can ever understand; I sometimes think of this as “god” – god of the gaps, I suppose.)

Why not concentrate on spreading the awesome truth rather than attacking the deluded, which simply puts them on the defensive. I think the problem for many people is that it comes down to a choice of which “authorities” to have faith in – religious or scientific. It is important to point out examples of evolution in things that we can all see or experience, such as domesticated animals and plants, and mutating diseases.

Hilary Thompson
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