E-mail from Michael Roll to the Western Daily Press (June 7, 2014): Some Fairy Tales are Very Dangerous

How right Professor Richard Dawkins is to point out how dangerous it is to confuse children. It is very important to always separate fact from fiction when teaching children.

We can see the results of teaching fairy stories to children as if they were historical facts in the Middle East, especially the Syrian civil war. Sunni and Shia Muslims hate each other just as much as the Catholic Christians and Orthodox Christians do.

This is the great schism within the Christian religion. It’s all over a disagreement about the Holy Ghost in the 11th century.

Michael Roll

Richard Dawkins
Professor Richard Dawkins DSc, FRS was the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Professor of Public Understanding of Science, Oxford, staying in the post until 2008. From 1967 - 1969, he was Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a Fellow of New College since 1970. Dawkins is an atheist, and a vice president of the British Humanist Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.