Father Bob responds to Dawkins

Melbourne’s “real Christian” Father Bob Maguire reckons Richard Dawkins is peddling a furphy when he says religion causes, more than any other factor, wars and other horrors.

This culture of war and horror comes in a separate package from religion. It comes from the most primitive parts of the human mind and heart. Religion, at its best, is the ritual and practice of whatever brings us together for the common good.

Richard Dawkins, et al, have built a straw man out of the debris left when religion “pure and undiluted” expels the toxins contained in bad religion, itself an expression of bad culture.

Good religion is only able to be the vehicle of the eternal and infinite God, aka the infinite Relational Matrix.

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