Atheist Richard Dawkins warns against the observance of the alleged decline of Christianity in Europe

Atheist Richard Dawkins warns against the observance of the demise of Christianity in Europe.

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Richard Dawkins, a prominent atheist author and evolutionary biologist, has warned against the celebration of what some call the demise of Christianity in Europe.

Dawkins tweeted Wednesday: “Before we look forward to the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion, let’s not forget Hilaire Belloc the impending rhyme: ‘Always keep a-hold of nurse For fear of finding something worse.'”

The outspoken atheist linked to an article from The Guardian with the title “Christianity as the default way’: the emergence of a non-Christian Europe”, which is clearly illustrated research shows that a majority of young people in a dozen countries not to follow a religion.

The article pointed to the “death” Christian faith and the strong emergence of young Muslims.

“The Muslim birth rate is higher than the general population, and they have a much higher [religious] retention,” Stephen Bullivant, a professor in the theology and religion in St. Mary’s University in London told The Guardian.

Dawkins, who called himself “an equal opportunity religion basher” on Fox News, also had an event cancelled in Berkeley for his criticism of Islam.

Dawkins has previously expressed their concern about the decline of the Christian faith, “so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse,” which he expressed in his tweet.

The atheist speaker warned that Islam as a religion poses a dangerous threat than the other, points to the fact that the moderate Muslims are suffering more at the hands of Islam than someone else, The Christian Post reported.

“It is tempting to say that all religions are bad, and I say all religions are bad, but it can be even worse be tempted to say that all religions are equally bad, because they’re not,” Dawkins said. “If you look at the actual impact of various religions on the world it is very clear that at this time the most evil religion in the world, is Islam.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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