Richard Dawkins is doing religion a favour, argues Shambhala Buddhist Ed Halliwell — by exposing faith and spirituality to criticism, he paves the way for their renewal



I doubt it was his intention, but in 100 years time Richard Dawkins could be hailed as a prime architect of 21st-century religion.

Though strident to the point of comic fundamentalism, the New Atheist diatribe has not only laid bare the irrationalities of believers, but forced those of us who favour scientific-spiritual accommodation to sharpen our arguments.

And that can only aid the development of spiritual forms fit for the modern world.


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