Professional ethologist Richard Dawkins has admitted that Christianity may be the world's hope in one aspect: fighting terrorism. According to Dawkins, Christian values and beliefs may be the world's defence against extremist religions that partake in violent acts.
"Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world," as stated in the statement, referring to the imminent danger that terorrist attacks are rooted from Islam beliefs.
According to Breitbart, the statements from the world-renown atheist have been making rounds on social media, and brewing up discussions and conversations amongst Christians and agnostics allike. Although the text comes from 2010, it has been rekindled and is now being talked about.
Dawkins is an English evolutionary biologist and writer, and is one of the world's most notable atheists going against ideas on creationism and intelligent design. He rose to fame with his 1976 book titled "The Selfish Gene," which talks about a gene-cantered view of evolution. Dawkins ideas have been controversial to both theists and atheists alike, as some atheists such as Peter Higgs, Martin Rees and Michael Ruse.
Dawkins' "The God Delusion," published in 2006 is probably his most popular piece of literature, where the atheist calls religious faith a delusion and contends that a supernatural creator does not exist. Dawkins has spent most of his time going against the Christian belief as he claims it is the religion he knows most about.
However, even with his strong disbelief towards Christian values, Dawkins feels concern and mixed feelings towards the decline of Christianity in some areas, and says that Christianity might be the "bulwark against something worse."
"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings," Dawkins said. "I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death."