Mr Dawkins mocks the proposals for religious education by implying that every weird sect must now be taken seriously, and that a whole catalogue of ancient cults should be revived. One might as well mock the history of science and medicine, or argue that the Monster Raving Loony Party is on a par with the major political parties simply because it exists.
There's no law that says we cannot use our judgement in deciding which beliefs are more worthy of our attention.
I am a Christian, and as I learn more about other faiths I find that there are some contradictions and some things that give greater meaning to common human spiritual experience. I have yet to meet an atheist whose character or lifestyle convinces me that a world without God and people who trust God would be a better one.
Penn United Reformed Church
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