A renowned atheist cited the “Jewish lobby” as a model for his campaign to promote atheism in the United States.
Richard Dawkins said he wanted to gain the same kind of influence as the Jewish lobby, saying it “monopolizes” U.S. foreign policy.
“When you think about how fantastically successful the Jewish lobby has been, though, in fact, they are less numerous I am told – religious Jews anyway – than atheists and [yet they] more or less monopolize American foreign policy as far as many people can see,” Dawkins, a British evolutionary biologist who advocates atheism, told the Guardian newspaper. “So if atheists could achieve a small fraction of that influence, the world would be a better place.”
Dawkins, an Oxford professor who wrote the best-seller “The God Delusion,” told the Guardian that he wants to organize American atheists to counter the influence of religious groups.
“I think some sort of political organization is what they need,” he said.