Atheist Dawkins Recommends Kids Read  Bible to Understand Culture and History

Outspoken atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is a vocal opponent of religion, but he isn’t against teaching it.In his bestselling book The God Delusion, Dawkins explored the roots of religion in human culture and spoke out against religion as a whole for influencing society in negative ways. Dawkins described himself as a “deeply religious non-believer.”Richard DawkinsBut speaking at a science festival in England this weekend, the scientist urged religious education to be taught to British schoolchildren. Dawkins called religion crucial to their understanding of history and culture, and said it was virtually impossible to study English literature without also knowing the background of Christianity.“I don’t think religious education should be abolished. I think that it is an important part of our culture to know about the Bible,” said Dawkins. “After all, so much of English literature has allusions to the Bible. If you look up the Oxford English Dictionary, you find something like the same number of quotations from the Bible as from Shakespeare.”

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