By Daily Mail Reporter.
Mild paedophelia never did me any harm: Atheist scientist Richard Dawkins provokes outrage after he says recent child abuse scandals have been overblown. The God Delusion author was the victim of mild paedophelia at school.
He said it was important not to judge such incidents by modern standards
Atheist writer and intellectual Richard Dawkins has sparked fury by suggesting the recent spate of child sex abuse scandals has been overblown.
The ‘God Delusion’ author, who reveals in his new autobiography how he was the victim of ‘mild paedophilia’ while a pupil at boarding school, said that such incidents should not be judged by modern standards.
In an interview published in the Times Magazine, he said: ‘I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours.