- Oct 30, 2015
Unless you grew up in the Scottish Highlands and Islands or the Welsh Valleys, and not Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, grew up far away from them (they really are a different universe almost from Metropolitan England) I could never understand how a British person could get worked up so negatively about Religion. After all most of the genes pertaining to fanatical Religiousity were driven out of the British blood stream during the Reformation where many Catholics left for France and after the fall of the Cromwellian Commonwealth when most of the English Calvinists were pushed out to the American colonies. Talking though to someone last night they said that the whole "New Atheist" movement was a reaction to 9/11? Do you think that is true?