Is fair for the gander.
Myers was in a tizzy back in August over Coral Ridge’s Darwin’s Deadly Legacy. Why the hypocrisy? If Myers does like his religion being linked with Hitler, why is he not upset with Dawkins equates atheism to scientists. In Dawkins’ new book The God Delusion, he writes.
Much unfortunate confusion is caused by failure to distinguish what can be called Einsteinian religion from supernatural religion. Einstein sometimes invoked the name of God (and he is not the only atheistic scientist to do so), inviting misunderstanding by supernaturalists eager to misunderstand and claim so illustrious a thinker as their own. The dramatic (or was it mischievous?) ending of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, “For then we should know the mind of God”, is notoriously misconstrued. It has led people to believe, mistakenly of course, that Hawking is a religious man. The cell biologist Ursula Goodenough, in The Sacred Depths of Nature, sounds more religious than Hawking or Einstein. She loves churches, mosques and temples, and numerous passages in her book fairly beg to be taken out of context and used as ammunition for supernatural religion. She goes so far as to call herself a ‘Religious Naturalist’. Yet a careful reading of her book shows that she is really as staunch an atheist as I am.
Dawkins would like you to believe that science and great scientists are synonymous with Atheism. He is actually delusional, as indicated by his statement – “If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down,”
Great scientists of our time who sound religious usually turn out not to be so when you examine their beliefs more deeply. This is certainly true of Einstein and Hawking. The present Astronomer Royal and President of the Royal Society, Martin Rees, told me that he goes to church as an “unbelieving Anglican … out of loyalty to the tribe”. He has no theistic beliefs,
Apparently Myers didn’t get this memo from his idol. There are many who claim to be religious, such as Einstein, Hawking, and Hitler, but have no theistic beliefs. Imagine that.