Melvyn Bragg finds that A.C. Grayling, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, is “a great explainer of philosophy” but finds his discussion of religion “disgraceful”
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In “‘Legal or illegal, I will do it’: Melvyn Bragg says he’ll kill himself rather than succumb to dementia”, Melvyn Bragg is quoted (Alasdair Glennie, Daily Mail, 05.05.13) as finding the discussion of religion by A.C. Grayling, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, “disgraceful”: He said: ‘The intellectual slackness and terrorism of these atheists, people who I otherwise respected – Richard Dawkins as an explainer of zoology is peerless, and AC Grayling is a great explainer of philosophy. ‘But when they start discussing religion, it’s disgraceful. Religion is basically a great body of knowledge, and we don’t have many bodies of knowledge.