Imagination run amuck
A feeble reader might mistake Richard Dawkins' intent in deriding the openminded imagination that leads to irrational and ridiculous beliefs. Dawkins refers to the open mind that possesses no critical or skeptical filter to discern the nonsensical from the rational.
Another quote from Richard Dawkins, spoken to a live questioner, gives a richer context for what he intends. In response to an inane question about believing in something simply because it cannot be proven false, Dawkins:
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
Dawkins responds, sharp-witted to highly critical questions of his book The God Delusion. The analogy must even cause theists to stop and question. And, that is the joy and power of skepticism: questioning.
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