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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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Atheists on religion test

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheists outperform “protheists” on religion test This test is misleading and merely shows that atheists tend to be better informed and smarter at facts. But they are not smarter on religion as such, as the New Atheist movement shows. Keep in mind that religion includes immense numbers of people who are handicapped compared to well […]

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Atheism modern? The proto-Jains were atheists five thousand years ago

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion Atheism is a peculiarly modern phenomenon. Why do modern conditions produce atheism? Does this mean that religion is on the way out? This thinking is shallow and fallacious. The Protestant Reformation was the first quintessentially modern movement. That it stopped developing in the era of the Enlightenment notwithstanding. Atheism was […]

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Ignorance of religion

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Why Do Atheists Know More About Religion? Whatever the relative comparison, the reality is that the New Atheists are very ignorant about religion, especially the complex realities of world religion. So this poll is a deceptive piece. The most dreadful cases are the Big Four, Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett. Hitchens’ take on Buddhism in his […]

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New atheists, and the 9/11 patsies

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Beyond the “New Atheism”? Whatever the case with the ‘new atheism’ in general, one of the traps, or else, deceptions, of the onset, viz. via Harris’ spiel, was the concealed hatred of Moslems, and the use of 9/11 to subtly feed that. Have none of these smartie nerds ever heard of 9/11 conspiracy theories. Where’s […]

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Beyond the “New Atheism”?

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Beyond the “New Atheism”?

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CfI and atheists

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

CfI declares war on atheists re: For Atheists and Believers, Ignorance Is No Excuse

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