Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Season's Greetings

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist at Oxford and an atheist. He is the author of the best-selling book, "The God Delusion" which as of this writing is number 6 on the New York Times bestseller list. He said this when asked by the NYT about his own philosophy toward Christmas and the use of "Merry Christmas" as a seasonal salutation:

" So divorced has Christmas become from religion that I find no neccesity to bother with euphemisms such as happy holiday season. In the same way as many of my friends call themselves Jewish atheists, I acknowledge that I come from Christian cultural roots. I am a post-Christian athiest. So, understanding full well that the phrase retains zero religious significance, I unhesitatingly wish everyone a Merry Christmas."

So, Merry Christmas everybody!

2 comments:

singleaxis said...

Richard Dawkins book is mostly hastily written and old worn atheist bullshit. For a more enlightened take on religion and science, I suggest "The Language of God", written by Frances Collins. He argues quite convincingly, as much as one can do so in these matters, for the belief in God. Collins is a Yale M.D. professor who founded the Genome project - you remember, the project that, after Watson and Crick (both Christians), completely unraveled the DNA/23 gene sequence which has lead to untold positive research into why, genetically, people get sickle cell, MS, schizophrenia, etc. It has not cured these diseases...but it will. I recommend it highly.


Merry Christmas,
SingleAxis

tmfw said...

Merry Christmas to you as well!

Thanks for stopping by!