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Published on April 9th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Atheism and Doctor Who

Digital Spy have reported on the future appearance of Richard Dawkins in Doctor Who

Speaking to The Independent recently, Davies revealed:

“People were falling at his feet,” said Davies. “We’ve had Kylie Minogue on that set, but it was Dawkins people were worshipping. He has brought atheism proudly out of the closet!”

“He was as mad and as barking as you’d want him to be.”

Dawkins is the husband of former Doctor Who star Lalla Ward and wrote The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.

Because all of this just “happened”, didn’t it? Frankly, it is dangerous of Davies to make too much of this – Doctor Who has never been about anyones real world religious beliefs, and shouldn’t be now.

I wonder if Mr Dawkins and Ms Ward married on consecrated ground…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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