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Dawkins’ The God delusion and…Blazing Saddles

May 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

H. Allen Orr on the The God Delusion MacDonald continues his discussion of all the bad reviews of The God Delusion. I am puzzled that he would bother since the issue amounts to nothing on either side: the god delusion is matched by the godless delusion, and the noise factor continues without end. The real […]

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Sam Harris on accomodationism

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/626387-sam-harris-on-accommodationism This debate is almost completely useless. The real issue is that the ‘new atheism’ is the wrong vehicle to challenge religion. Many science types, like Mooney, sense this and bring in the issue of accomodationism. But the fact remains that the new atheism will backfire and, if anything, restrengthen Xtian belief. The first thing […]

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Greta Christina’s crypto-fanaticism

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Are All Religions Equally Crazy? Are less established religions really crazier than older mainstream ones? Or are mainstream religions just more familiar Greta Christina is derailing with this trend toward extreme statements, new atheists please note (although, no dobut, they would be in the cheering gallery, mostly). She started out with some popular posts at […]

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Critics without substance

April 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

The Emperor’s New Nakedness By David Barash Barash (one of the worst Darwin dummy fanatics and promoters of junk theory) is wrong to think the critics of New Atheism are without substance. It is the other way around: the ‘new atheism’ is criticized because it lacks any substance at all, and muddles the question of […]

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Two posts on the New Atheism

April 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Two part series on the New Atheism. http://metamagician3000.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-i-see-new-atheism-part-1-of-2.html I have commented at length on the New Atheists, and was one of the first to critique it, if you care to explore the archives. To me, the question is simple: we have enough religious idiots already, another cult, that of the New Atheists is simply more […]

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Agnostic and doing just fine

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

When the 2001 census-takers descended upon London, Ont., they found 83,680 people who described their religious beliefs as agnostic, atheist, humanist, non-existent or some “other response” such as “Darwinism.” (The census didn’t specify the number of smart-asses.) Assuming the numbers hold nearly a decade later, that makes roughly one in five Londoners pretty much godless. […]

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Atheism in the workplace

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheism in the workplace By GRAXAN Added: Monday, 20 December 2010 at 8:22 AM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/565978-atheism-in-the-workplace I bought Richard’s book The God Delusion over a year ago. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and perhaps arm myself with some excellent arguments for secularism. The problem is, I find I have little reading […]

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Atheism in the Muslim world

December 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheism in the Muslim world By ATEIZMORG Added: Thursday, 09 December 2010 at 3:28 PM This is usually hard to find. In most of the Muslim countries, people that are openly atheists are unheard of. http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/560993-atheism-in-the-muslim-world In fact, in countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, although I do not know their laws, it is […]

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Schopenhauer and the decadence of Nietzsche

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/chap6_6_4.htm The New Atheists have misunderstood their own ‘ism’, and might study one of the classic and first atheists of modernity, Schopenhauer, who did not allow his views to be distorted by scientism. And the ‘decadence’ of Nietzche in his wake is a warning that atheism is already in decline.

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Life after atheism

November 27th, 2010 · No Comments

After five thousand years of religions on earth, we have the following tidbit from a New Atheist. Life after atheism By DIPEN SHAH Added: Saturday, 27 November 2010 at 11:12 AM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/554271-life-after-atheism Dear all Prior to my conversion to the cause I was a man with a belief in the afterlife. I was covered in […]

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New atheism and the god obsession

November 26th, 2010 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2010/11/26/kurtz-vs-the-new-atheists-2/, and http://www.superscholar.org/the-future-of-secular-humanism/ I find the opposition to Kurtz to be a telling indicator of the New Atheist confusion. Paul Kurtz?! Are you guys kididng. If the New Atheists have a problem with Kurtz they are incompetent to a degree even I hadn’t suspected. It shows the way cults differentiate into doctrinal quibbling and sect […]

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Two-front attack on ‘new atheists’

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Two-front attack on ‘new atheists’25 November 2010 By Matthew Reisz Archbishop and Marxist challenge Dawkins et al’s ‘off-the-peg enlightenment’. Matthew Reisz writes The “new atheism” promoted by academics and writers such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens came under fire at a debate in Cambridge. Terry Eagleton, distinguished professor of English literature at […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury and Terry Eagleton

November 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Rowan and Eagleton on atheism The Archbishop of Canterbury and Terry Eagleton mount a joint attack on the New Atheists

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New Atheists perpetually on the defensive

November 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Atheistic affirmation of life, art, music, and beauty By SCHRODINGER’S CAT Added: Saturday, 20 November 2010 at 1:41 PM I thought I’d try a little experiment, as it doesn’t seem to matter how many times non-believers say they appreciate art, beauty, and the world as much as anyone else…..still we get lumbered with this dour […]

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Madison Avenue atheism

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheist Group Prepares for Holidays With Ad Campaign Tackling “Biblical Morality” High powered advertising to spread the New Atheism seems, to me, another manifestation of religion and capitalist manipulation of opinion. It is no science, that is clear. Nor philosophy. Not to overdramatize this: but the opportunity for a robust cultural secularism can’t be achieved […]

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Booknotes: America’s Four Gods

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments

America’s Four Gods: What We Say about God—and What That Says about Us by Paul Froese Oxford University Press, October 2010 280 pp., $22.99 More than a century ago, Friedrich Nietzsche, the depressive and depressing German philosopher, pronounced the death of God, but most Americans have yet to hear the message. The four horsemen of […]

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New atheists, and the metaphysics of scientism

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The Metaphysics Of Evolution One of the reasons the New Atheist movement starts to backfire is its reverse metaphysics, and the way its scientism becomes an almost religious mystification.

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Nietzche’s brittle extreme

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Theism/Atheism: The God Debates Scroll down for some Nietzche notes. I am often puzzled by Nietzsche: was he serious? His atheism is so extreme that it becomes brittle and breaks, leaving the Christian with a good laugh. Many critics of Christianity have been disarmed by Nietzsche’s extreme brand. That leaves on almost suspicious of his […]

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Evangelical Atheists

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments

‘Evangelical Atheists:’ Pushing For What?

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New Atheist nonsense

November 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Stenger interview: Questions for a New Atheist, Part 1 Stenger’s reply below is complete nonsense. Hitching atheism to Darwinism is the reason, and the source of the failure of this new brand of atheism. Real atheists need to be wary of this new cult: it will discredit atheism altogether. 2. People the world over continue […]

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Straw Men of New Atheism

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Exposing the Straw Men of New Atheism: Part Five

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Rajneesh and New Atheism

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2010/10/27/rajneesh-book-on-christianity/ The strange resemblance of the New Atheism, in a distorted brand, to the critique of religion by the religionist Rajneesh in the eighties is striking. I think the New Atheist cult ought to understand this broader perspective compared to their own version that won’t work in the end.

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Atheism on faith?

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Is Atheism a Belief? One of the most common accusations aimed at atheists is that atheism is an article of faith, a belief just like religion. This is a futile line of argument, from Greta Christina. This attempt to make atheism into some kind of adjunct to scientism is a waste of everyone’s time.

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Time to get pushy with New Atheists?

October 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Atheists Debate How Pushy to Be The confusion started by the Pew research poll is now in evidence in the muddled New Atheist camp. I think it is time get pushy back, and demand from New Atheists some ground for simple agnosticism. The question of ‘god’ is beyond resolution: the attempt to pretend otherwise is […]

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