Open discussion: Atheism

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Should atheists be more open and forthright about being atheists? Should people of any belief system try to convert others? Is this just another situation where we all need to live-and-let-live?

I’m curious about your thoughts on atheism, thanks to a guest on MPR’s Midmorning:

Dawkins seeks more converts to atheism

Broadcast: Midmorning, 03/04/2009, 9:06 a.m. CT | 10 a.m. ET
Richard Dawkins says atheists should be just as forthright in their views as those who believe God is real. The prominent atheist talks about why he wants to convert more to his way of thinking.

Guest is Richard Dawkins: Evolutionary biologist and author most recently of “The God Delusion.” He’s also the author of “The Selfish Gene.” His new book, “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” is due out in the fall.

This is an open discussion. You’re welcome to link to your related Gather articles or other online resources. Your comments may be quoted on the air or on

Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
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