Life Without Religion
I used to go along with scientists like the late Stephen Jay Gould, a man I have much respect for, who said that science and religion did not have to be in conflict, that they could peacefully co-exist as "non-overlapping magisteria." But I can no longer side with Gould and must move toward his erstwhile rival Richard Dawkins, whose next book is entitled The God Delusion.
I tackle the problem by noting that creative writers are always searching for ways to enhance our mundane existence, and so they often dip into superstition and religion for images that can capture the imagination
Joseph Smigelski, Life Without Religion
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