Killers frontman Brandon Flowers found himself at loggerheads with celebrated atheist Richard Dawkins on a recent Swedish chat show. Dawkins, author of the best selling The God Delusion was holding forth on Flowers chosen faith, Mormonism. In a fa
“There is far more beauty in the real understanding of the reality of nature than there is in reading some ancient book – or in reading some modern book which is what the book of Mormon is." he told the studio audience
"I have to say that when I read the book of Mormon recently, what impressed me was that this was an obvious fake. This was a 19th Century book written in 16th Century English. That’s not the way people talked in the 19th Century – it’s a fake. So it’s not beautiful, it’s a work of Charlatanry.”
Flowers was clearly upset by the thrust of Dawkins argument, responding
He said: “The book has been studied and torn apart and looked at but I’m not one of the professors that have done it. To call this man a charlatan – I take offence to it...These are all falsehoods – you should do your research.” -
We've got to give credit to Flowers on this one, he'd come on the show to promote his single rather than debate religion, and kept on a pretty even keel whilst Dawkins told him that everything informing his belief system was basically a load of porkies....
You can watch the full exchange below: