Posts Tagged ‘ New Atheism ’

Writer Nicholas Kristof Panders to Religion in NYT Column

April 11, 2012
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In a painfully acquiescent article for The New York Times, columnist Nicholas Kristof heralds the recent direction of discourse from atheist writers as nigh “reverential” to religion. He cites three recent books, one from Alain de Botton titled Religion for Atheists, Edward O. Wilson’s new book, The Social Conquest of Earth,…

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Christian Apologist Challenges Richard Dawkins, Fails

March 31, 2012
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Apologist Tom Gilson, writer of the self-consciously titled Thinking Christian blog, claims that atheists aren’t truly consistent with their reasoning and are internally incoherent. He is currently making this assertion a frequent theme throughout his posts, and is promoting a book titled True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of…

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Those ‘Unreasonable’ New Atheists

March 28, 2012
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Reason is a common theme in the skeptical community. For instance, several atheist groups held the Reason Rally this last weekend in Washington D.C., billed as the largest secular event in history. Author and Neuroscientist Sam Harris, one of the “Four Horsemen” of the new atheism movement, is founder and…

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The Power of ‘The God Delusion’

February 8, 2012
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The Power of ‘The God Delusion’

After my children were born when I was in my late thirties, I attempted to reacquaint myself with Christianity, the religion I practiced when I was younger. I read the Bible from cover to cover, and read books by C.S. Lewis and Josh McDowell. I soon became shocked and disappointed…

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The Myth of the “Angry Atheist”

January 10, 2012
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The Myth of the “Angry Atheist”

For the record, I get angry sometimes. I’m only human, after all. It has nothing to do with the fact that I don’t believe in god. I’m sure the so-call “Four Horseman” or “New Atheists,” as Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens, are called,…

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