Is Belief in Richard Dawkins Necessary for Salvation?

Terry Eagleton
Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton delivers the 2008 Dwight H. Terry Lectures at Yale on Faith and Fundamentalism.

Terry Eagleton, John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester, has been a Fellow of four Oxford and Cambridge colleges and has held the Thomas Warton Chair of English Literature at the University of Oxford. Professor Eagleton has authored scores of studies of literary, cultural, and political criticism and written plays for both stage and television in Britain and Ireland, as well as a screenplay for Derek Jarman’s film Wittgenstein. Terry Eagleton is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Faith and Fundamentalism: Is Belief in Richard Dawkins Necessary for Salvation?

April 1, 2008     Christianity: Fair and Foul

April 3, 2008     The Limits of Liberalism

April 8, 2008     Faith and Reason

April 10, 2008  Culture and Barbarism

Mr. Eagleton’s book based upon his Terry lectures is scheduled for publication by Yale University Press in spring 2009.

Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

3 thoughts on “Is Belief in Richard Dawkins Necessary for Salvation?”

  1. For those based in Scotland Terry Eagleton is due to give a fascinating lecture as part of the famous Gifford Lecture series at Edinburgh University entitled the “The God Debate”

    Please see below for details:

    It should be an eloquent debunking of the most dangerous religion on the planet – Atheist Fundamentalism , and especially its chief high priests Dawkins and Hitchens.

    Even though it is in March 2010 it is well worth putting in your diary.

  2. I am sorry but this man burns my britches. He is a graduate of the Frankfurt School and is now doing his part for the Communist take over of North America. His part? Creating more atheists, which is surely part of the whole agenda.

    “organize the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilization stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.” This was the goal of Frankfurt. To bring in fringe groups and break down western morality and society. They have done a wonderful job too.

    “Their task, therefore,was as swiftly as possible,
    to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy.”

    To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the ‘oppressive’ order.

    To further the advance of their ‘quiet’ cultural revolution ~ but giving us no ideas about their plans for the future ~ the School recommended (among other things):
    1. The creation of racism offenses.
    2. Continual change to create confusion
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority
    5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
    6. The promotion of excessive drinking
    7. Emptying of churches
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime
    9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
    10. Control and dumbing down of media
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family

    To further their aims they would:
    • attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children.
    • abolish differences in the education of boys and girls
    • abolish all forms of male dominance ~ hence the presence of women in the armed forces
    • declare women to be an ‘oppressed class’ and men as ‘oppressors’

    The US could be brought to its knees by the use of radio and television to promote a culture of pessimism and despair.

    ‘Political correctness’, which has been destroying our family bonds, our religious tradition and our entire culture ~ sprang from the Frankfurt School.

    Dawkins is the hero of the atheist movement which is so arrogantly attacking modern religions, a major leap towards godless Communism and the Talmudic preparation of our planet for the arrival of the Zionist idea of God ~ Lucifer

    He is in the company of Betty Friedan, Erich Fromm, Asimov, Bella Azbug, Gloria Steinem, Bertrand Russell, Timothy Leary, William Reich, and on and on and on. These people, and I know because I saw and participated in many of their situations.

    Now do you see where I am going with this? Because then Albert Pike the demi god of the Freemasons promises in a quote from the OT about “and we shall unleash upon them … and atheists was included in a dour little group.

    So, I tend to believe as these other matters have been part of my adult life, men like Dawkins are very arrogant.

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