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Irony of the theism/atheism debate

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

An irony of the theism/atheism debate is that the sudden take of atheism suddenly confronts its own limitations. We confront the need for a new new ‘atheism’ in quotation marks with realization that the issue of ‘god’ is mostly one of monotheistic chatter and the abuse of clearly false beliefs. The issue of faith has actually self-sabotaged: the nexus of concepts has so degenerated that the fastest way to theism is via skepticism and a total recasting of the monotheism idea. In the end it may prove hopeless to attempt repair but at least we can begin to sense that ‘atheism’ has become its own complex of obsessions and needs its own brand of religious critique…

archive: Dawkins, Harris and the bungled new atheist start up
June 18th, 2015 ·
http://www.alternet.org/belief/8-awesome-atheist-leaders-who-arent-richard-dawkins-or-sam-harris

It is interesting to watch the new atheist movement develop, but the basic message has been crippled from the start:

a new new movement is inevitable. First Harris has an Israeli connection, a jewish chauviniat bias, and a confusion over neuroscience, meditation and ‘self’ issues. Dawkins is a basket case on issues of science, evolution, and …religion.

The issue of atheism should not be connected to issues of darwinism, ‘secularism’, psychology, and neuroscience. The question of ‘god’ is antinomial and impossible to resolve. The new atheists will have a temporary success because ‘god confusion’ is so great dispelling the idea of ‘god’ can result in beneficial though temporary bouts of clarity. But in the end the god/no-god dilemma has no solution.

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