Pledge

This is well worth doing.

“I will Arrange my MP to receive a copy of Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” but only if 645 other people (one per UK constituency) will do the same for other MPs.”

Further details:

The head of the UK Catholic Church has today (23 January 2007) has asked the UK parliament to exempt Catholic adoption agencies from being forced to consider equally, applications from homosexual couples.

I do not believe the church should be given special status. Catholics, like everyone else in the country, should play by the rules. Faith should not exempt one from being guilty of discrimination.

Richard Dawkins, as Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, is best placed to make this argument, and his book “The God Delusion” (costing 11 pounds online) does it convincingly.

I will buy a copy, and have it delivered to my own MP. Should this pledge gain momentum, I additionally undertake to maintain a simple online list of MP’s (and their addresses) for whom pledges have been received, to eliminate duplication of effort.

Go on. You know it makes sense.

One thought on “Pledge

  1. I don’t much care for that book. The subject material is fine, it’s just badly written, and frankly boring in a lot of places. There’s a much better, much smaller book waiting to be written on this topic, possibly using some of the ideas in The God Delusion as a base.I can’t help thinking though that Dawkins sets up a lot of Straw Man arguments and then knocks these down. A lot of his text also just seems to be irrelevant to his main theme. It’s poorly edited in my view.

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