Richard Dawkins, 77, hopes his new book will stop the ‘religious indoctrination of youngsters’ by schools and family members

Aug 25, 2018 by

by Alisha Rouse, MailOnline.

Traditional Christian values have long underpinned popular children’s books such as The Chronicles of Narnia.

But now Richard Dawkins wants to give youngsters a different perspective with a new book – Atheism for Children.

The outspoken scientist, 77, hopes it will stop the ‘religious indoctrination of children’ by schools and family members.

Professor Dawkins, an atheist whose book The God Delusion was a bestseller, said Atheism for Children will ‘arm’ youngsters in religious debates.

He claimed it ‘will be unflinching, not a storybook. Children won’t beg parents to buy it for Christmas.

Perhaps I can help parents arm them against indoctrination by schools, grandparents and religious books – and against taunting by religious schoolmates.

Read here

[Editor’s note: This is not a spoof: in Dawkins’ parallel universe, there really is a problem of children with atheist views being persecuted by Christians in British schools.]

See also this report from Christian Today

and Why Richard Dawkins is on our church notice board, by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman

Guillotine, gulag and gas chamber: the glorious gifts of atheism to humanity, by Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative


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