Berkeley’s KPFA Radio cancels appearance by evolutionary biologist after learning of his "hurtful speech" against the religion—a charge the author contests.


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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) Pinned comment
A while ago (2006) Terry Eagleton, a Marxist professor of English Literature (and a former seminary student) wrote a trenchant critique of Dawkins "The God Delusion," from a Left-progressive point of view.
After 11 years Eagleton's critique of Dawkins is still good stuff!


Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching
www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n20/terry-eagleton/lunging-flailing-mispunching

"Dawkins on God is rather like those right-wing Cambridge dons who filed eagerly into the Senate House some years ago to non-placet Jacques Derrida for an honorary degree. Very few of them, one suspects, had read more than a few pages of his work, and even that judgment might be excessively charitable. Yet they would doubtless have been horrified to receive an essay on Hume from a student who had not read his Treatise of Human Nature. There are always topics on which otherwise scrupulous minds will cave in with scarcely a struggle to the grossest prejudice. For a lot of academic psychologists, it is Jacques Lacan; for Oxbridge philosophers it is Heidegger; for former citizens of the Soviet bloc it is the writings of Marx; for militant rationalists it is religion."

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