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Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunday Times – nasty piece on Camp Quest

The Sunday Times has run a very poisonous piece against Camp Quest – a kid’s summer camp run by Samantha Stein, to which kids of all faiths and none are welcome.

Go here.

Dawkins did not set up the camp, and has nothing at all to do with it – other than he donated towards it (not a huge amount, I know).

The word “grooming” applied to children (other than hygiene and neatness) is of course used to indicate child sexual abuse.

A fairer report here.

Camp Quest looks excellent to me. Samantha Stein is fantastic (nb.. having talked to her about it – the camp is open to all faiths, and focuses on thinking skills and a skeptical approach to answering questions, not on religion-bashing per se. It’s about immunizing kids against purveyors of snake oil and bullshit – be it religious, atheist, or otherwise). And it’s a bargain too.

NSS sets the record straight here: “Camp Quest Under Attack. Dawkins’ response here.

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