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Richard Dawkins on "A Leap of Faith"

From Jonathan Miller, Atheism Tapes, interview with Richard Dawkins, tape 2, approximately 50 minutes into the conversation:

JM: There is something they call "A Leap of Faith", which identifies you with this Creator.

RD: Well, that sort of thing just leaves me cold. I mean, I can't really even begin to empathize with it. I understand that it may be in principle impossible to demonstrate one way or the other, so there may be no scientific test you could ever do to decide the question; and that I could believe, but to me, that still leaves the point that it either is true or it isn't. A leap of faith, which just means that a person has a sort of inside, internal feeling of revelation, which is not shareable with anybody else, and which can't be demonstrated to anybody else, to me that just sounds like a mental delusion.


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