Tuesday, April 01, 2008
In an unprecedented move, the famous author and atheist Richard Dawkins says he will quit his quest to expose religion as a delusion. In a public statement Dawkins explains he is tired of repeating the same arguments over and over, and suffered a mental breakdown during a recent debate in Texas. "I can't help feeling that my position, though logically sound, leaves believers feeling pretty unsatisfied, and that although atheism might have been the only logically tenable life philosophy for me, I no longer think one needs to accuse religion of being the root of all evil to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist." said the famous evolution scientist. Although Dawkins maintains that evolution remains the only satisfactory explanation for the diversity of life on earth he concedes he might have been belligerent and overly pugnacious in previous encounters and feels he now lacks the will and energy to inform all these people about their own stupidity.