Talk:Randolph Churchill

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"Randolph was often portrayed as the bête noire of the Churchill family ..." - the writer clearly means "black sheep", a beast of an entirely different stripe ...

Religion?[edit]

What was Randolph's religious views. I know that many atheists such as Richard Dawkins use his quote "God, isn't God a shit!"[1] in their rhetoric. --Pordaria 03:02, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Please could someone translate the first sentence above? Millbanks (talk) 21:55, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

We can't tell for sure about his personal beliefs, but he isn't very fond of Christian beliefs according to Dawkins in The God Delusion:
"[...]in a vain attempt to keep Churchill quiet when they were posted together during the war, bet him he couldn't read the entire Bible in a fortnight: 'Unhappily it has not had the result we hoped. He has never read any of it before and is hideously excited; keeps reading quotations aloud "I say I bet you didn't know this came from the Bible..." or merely slapping his side and chortling "God, isn't God a shit!"'
He references "Mitford and Waugh (2001). I believe it could be worth noting. Ericleb01 (talk) 00:21, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

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Why does the info box for Sir Winston Churchill appear at the bottom of this page. This should really be in Sir Winston Churchill's page...
Enquire (talk) 07:05, 1 April 2010 (UTC)