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Recognizing the Power of Religion

Phillip E. Johnson

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Philip E. Johnson argues against the foolishness of holding religious belief in disdain.

I woke up early on September 11, 2001, and booted up my computer to check the news on the Internet. I thus saw the earliest coverage of the hijacked jetliners striking the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the appalling destruction that followed. 

The first public comment I recall hearing after the collapse of the towers was ascribed to Jerry Falwell, who was said to attribute the tragedy to God's disgust at the wickedness of Falwell's usual targets, particularly abortionists and homosexuals. 

From the opposite side of the Atlantic, and on the opposite side of the metaphysical spectrum from Jerry Falwell, the arch-Darwinist Richard Dawkins saw an opportunity to use the disaster as a club to berate his usual enemies, religious people in general. 

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