Template talk:Criticism of religion sidebar

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Broaden to include multiple religions[edit]

Based on the discussion at the TFD, I broadened this template to encompass religions, in general. This allows "critics" to be more sensibly included, and also makes it less POV/targeted at one particular faith. Plus, it should be more helpful to readers since they get more links on the topic. I think all the original (Christianity-only) articles are still in this new, broader template. If you have any comments, please reply at the TFD. so we can centralize the discussion. Thanks. --Noleander (talk) 18:07, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Of course, if this broader scope is accepted by consensus, the name of the template would be changed to "Criticism of religion sidebar". --Noleander (talk) 18:12, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Narrow vs wide?[edit]

Carlaude: If the template gets too wide, the articles it is used in do not look very aesthetically pleasing. The sidebar should be unobtrusive. I have no objection to adding articles, but we should try to keep it narrow. --Noleander (talk) 21:00, 1 November 2010 (UTC)


Seriously tho? You're gonna put Richard Dawkins at the head of a list of critics of religion, a list of critics that includes Bertrand Russell and Friedrich Nietzsche? 3L3CTRIC 33L (talk) 03:01, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

His being "at the head" seems to be a matter of alphabetical order. However, apart from being a very popular atheist, his criticism is mainly on creationism, not on religion. Hoverfish Talk 09:56, 23 November 2012 (UTC)


The list of critics seem to be awkwardly cherry picked. Some people are notable for their criticisms of religion, others are just famous people who happen to be critical of religion (but not famous because of these criticisms i.e. Stephen Fry or Bill Maher). I think there should be a more strict guideline on who should be included and who should not. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:07, 13 January 2015 (UTC)