Dawkins, famed atheist and scientist, is leaving his position at Oxford University to write a book about the effects of Harry Potter on kids. The point mainly is to stir kids away from magic, spirituality, etc. toward science and evidence (as if the two were mutually exclusive). In the article link, Dawkins is quoted at a recent conference, talking about a related subject. He said:
It is evil to describe a child as a Muslim child or a Christian child. I think labelling children is child abuse and I think there is a very heavy issue, for example, about teaching about hell and torturing their minds with hell…It’s a form of child abuse, even worse than physical child abuse. I wouldn’t want to teach a young child, a terrifyingly young child, about hell when he dies, as it’s as bad as many forms of physical abuse.
Dawkins is blind to the light of the gospel (2 Cor. 4:4). We can’t blame him; he can’t help it. He is especially lacking common grace from God. Yet, he’s still responsible for his sin and folly. I honestly don’t think I know anyone, even the most liberal person in my sphere, who would say that physically hitting a child is better than calling them a Christian.
I can only ask, “Richard Dawkins, are you serious?”