Tag Archives: New Atheists

C. S. Lewis on how to remain an atheist

‘A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. ~ C. S. Lewis

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Richard Dawkins mocks atheist womens’ sexual harassment problem: says “stop whining” and “grow a thicker skin”

Atheists have a sexual harassment problem: “propositions for sex and unwelcome touching”; women do “not feel welcome or safe” In the weeks preceding [atheist gathering] TAM . . . online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and … Continue reading

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Empirical study confirms: Atheists waver in their unbelief when contemplating death

Do Atheists Have Deathbed Conversions?  Nonbelievers turn toward God after contemplating death Using an implicit association test, Jong found that after thinking about death, nonbelievers “wavered from their disbelief.”  Specifically, 71 students from the University of Otago in New Zealand were … Continue reading

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Brendan O’Neill on the false victimhood of the New Atheists

Full article here: The Passion of the New Atheists? Excerpt: ‘Some atheists would have us believe that, like the early Christians, they are hated and persecuted by the mob.  Don’t buy it . . . Keen to shake off the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: John Haldane on Christopher Hitchens

‘[Christopher Hitchens'] fluency made him a compelling speaker to listen to, but it also raised a question: was his an acute analytical mind, dissecting and composing reasoned arguments, or was he a rhetorician sustaining a mellifluous but often merely associative flow … Continue reading

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Religious violence: One of the many topics that the late Christopher Hitchens was wrong about

Why Christopher Hitchens was wrong about religious violence by William Cavanaugh

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Is the slick, superficial New Atheist bubble about to burst in 2012?

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.html The appeal of Richard Dawkins, outside his hardcore fan base, seems to be fading, certainly judging by the fact that his Magic of Reality book is nowhere to be seen in the New York Times Bestsellers List, 2011. This year has also … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

It strikes me that Christopher Hitchens was the sort who would loudly proclaim that he neither wanted nor expected any praise from Christians after his death, all the time knowing that he would get plenty of posthumous words of praise from them … Continue reading

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Hitchens says: Richard Dawkins is “as intolerant as the Spanish Inquisition, but not yet ready to show it”

‘Far too seldom the enemies of Britain actually admit their real goals.  The greatly overpraised Professor Richard Dawkins has now blurted out in a Left-wing magazine that his aim is to ‘destroy Christianity’. Well, I knew that, and you probably knew that – but the … Continue reading

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North Korea vs. South Korea: the kind of world we’d all live in if the New Atheists had their way

South Korea to allow lighting of 2 more Christmas trees at border with North Korea South Korea will allow Christians to light two more Christmas tree-shaped towers near the tense border with North Korea despite strong opposition from Pyongyang, an … Continue reading

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United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron states the obvious: Richard Dawkins is clueless about religion

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom says Richard Dawkins is clueless about religion Richard Dawkins, ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author [asks Prime Minister David Cameron:] Why do you support faith schools for children who are too young to have chosen their … Continue reading

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Charles Lewis says: My atheist brothers and sisters! Be prepared for Advent and the rough road ahead!

Tongue firmly in cheek, Charles Lewis says: My atheist brothers and sisters!  Be prepared for Advent and the rough road ahead!

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Robert Royal asks: When are secularists and atheists going to do some of the repenting they expect from Christians?

‘[Atheistic] communism killed at least 100 million people in the twentieth century, 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in Communist China – in all about seventeen times as many people as there were Jews who died in the … Continue reading

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Fringe view: the crazy world of Jesus mythicism

The Fringe World of Jesus Mythicism by James McGrath One of the poignant ironies about mythicism is its popularity among those who style themselves as freethinkers.  Such individuals usually have no trouble criticizing apologists for young Earth creationism or other … Continue reading

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Why Richard Dawkins is a liar and a hypocrite: the empirical evidence

“Liar, liar, pants on fire”?  Ten Tough Questions for Richard Dawkins  

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Thomas Jefferson, made-up quotations and gullible New Atheists

Atheist Billboard Makes Up Jefferson Quote by John Cassidy, OCR A group of atheists called Backyard Skeptics is planning to unveil a billboard at 1545 Newport Blvd., Wednesday afternoon with a quote from Thomas Jefferson bashing Christianity. The quote reads, “I … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens on Richard Dawkins’ cowardly refusal to debate philosopher William Lane Craig

‘The American philosopher William Lane Craig had offered to debate Richard Dawkins’s book The God Delusion with its author, in his home town (and mine).  Dawkins is around, because he has his own event in another Oxford location on Friday.  … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: William Lane Craig on Richard Dawkins

‘Several years ago my atheist colleague Quentin Smith unceremoniously crowned Stephen Hawking’s argument against God in A Brief History of Time as “the worst atheistic argument in the history of Western thought.”  With the advent of The God Delusion the … Continue reading

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Michael Coren on Richard Dawkins’ cowardly refusal to engage William Lane Craig in rational discourse

‘This is wonderful!  That old windbag Dick Dawkins is running scared from taking on an opponent who he knows will wipe the floor with him.  What larks . . . Atheists like their Christians to be fundamentalist fools, but get … Continue reading

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The real reason why atheist philosopher A. C. Grayling turned down Pope Benedict’s invitation to Assisi

‘A. C. Grayling, the atheist philosopher, accepted and then turned down an invitation to join the Pope in a meeting to promote world peace in Assisi next week.  Why the change of heart? Grayling says he hadn’t realised that the … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins is either a fool or a coward for refusing to debate William Lane Craig says Oxford don

Richard Dawkins is either a fool or a coward for refusing to debate William Lane Craig says Tim Stanley, research fellow in American History at Oxford University. We are left with two possible conclusions from Richard Dawkin’s flimsy sick note.  The … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: atheist Theodore Dalrymple on what the New Atheists don’t see about belief and behaviour

‘If religious belief is not synonymous with good behaviour, neither is the absence of belief, to put it mildly.’ ~ Theodore Dalrymple in an essay entitled What the New Atheists Don’t See

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Quote of the day: historian Michael Burleigh on the limits of Richard Dawkins

‘Richard Dawkins writing about theology would be like asking me to write about nuclear physics.’ ~ historian Michael Burleigh

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Quote of the day: Cristina Odone on Richard Dawkins, “the Cliff Richard of atheism”

‘As for Richard Dawkins, his non-stop exposure and fanatically loyal ageing groupies have turned him into the Cliff Richard of atheism.’ ~ Cristina Odone

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Philosopher Edward Feser breaks down the varieties of atheism and explains why New Atheists are irrational

Some varieties of atheism I find that atheists who fall on the most negative ends of these scales — A1 territory — are invariably the ones who are the least well-informed about what the religions they criticize actually believe, and … Continue reading

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