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Briten Richard Dawkins vil gjerne slå et slag for ateismen, og lanserer en organisasjon for ateister. I den sammenheng gir han en uttalelse til the Guardian som får en til å lure på mannens dømmekraft. Den berører jødenes innflytelse på USAs politikk.

Now the best-selling author of The God Delusion and chair of public understanding of science at Oxford has set up an organisation to help atheists round the world, including the US.

In an interview with the Guardian, he said: «When you think about how fantastically successful the Jewish lobby has been, though, in fact, they are less numerous I am told – religious Jews anyway – than atheists and [yet they] more or less monopolise American foreign policy as far as many people can see. So if atheists could achieve a small fraction of that influence, the world would be a better place.»

His organisation, established two months ago, complete with T-shirts bearing a large red A, is the Out Campaign. «It does not mean outing, definitely not … we want to encourage people to come out because there is a big closet population of atheists who need to come out.»

Hvis dette er et akseptabelt presisjonsnivå på et område han åpenbart vet lite om, men som er sensitivt, er det grunn til å være skeptisk mot hans korstog mot religion og Gud.

Atheists arise: Dawkins spreads the A-word among America’s unbelievers