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A sculpture of Darwin outside Bradford Town Hall made out of sand (Photo: PA)

G G Simpson, quoted by Richard Dawkins, suggested that the great thinkers of antiquity are now worthless

Richard Dawkins poses on a London bus displaying an atheist advertisement (PA)

Belief in an ordered universe is hard to reconcile with a tragic view of life

Statio Orbis

If anything, New Atheists only help a faith in decline across Europe

Dawkins: not as much of an expert on Charles Darwin as he thinks

There is, Darwin said, an ‘impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe … as the result of blind chance or necessity…. I deserve to be called a Theist’

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during his general audience (AP)

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The hatred that atheists feel for the Almighty can suppress a belief in Him

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St Thomas Aquinas is depicted in a painting at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington (CNS photo)

St Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture. He was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense

Benedict XVI leaves vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls last week (Photo: CNS)
Dawkins, with comedian Ariane Sherine: not a great believer AP Photo/Akira Suemor

Atheists like Dawkins have strange ideas about what we believe