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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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Will the New Atheists make Xtianity stronger?

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheism could do without Dawkins as its advocate “Rather than attacking Dawkins, the Pope and all his followers ought to encourage him” I am often puzzled by the New Atheists: if you had to invent a movement that would end up strengthening its opponent, you couldn’t do better. And if you wanted an opponent sure […]

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Does atheism poison everything?

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Does atheism poison everything?

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“Rather than attacking Dawkins, the Pope and all his followers ought to encourage him”

September 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Atheism could do without Dawkins as its advocate

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Stephen Hawking Breaks Atheist Rules

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Stephen Hawking Breaks Atheist Rules

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Debating Hitchens

September 5th, 2010 · No Comments

My purpose in debating Christopher Hitchens on the afterlife By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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Atheism in America

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Is Atheism A Positive Force in America? By ABC NEWS – ABC NEWS Updated: Friday, 20 August 2010 at 2:20 PM http://richarddawkins.net/videos/503059-is-atheism-a-positive-force-in-america

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Theism vs atheism, an insoluble dilemma

August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Whaddya got?By JERRY COYNE – WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE Added: Monday, 16 August 2010 at 11:09 AM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/501032-whaddya-got Gary Gutting, professor of philosophy at The University of Notre Dame, has been bashing atheism in the New York Times. His latest column, a critique of Gnu Atheism, has been pretty well eviscerated at Butterflies and Wheels […]

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Impressive credentials

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

The New Atheists are God’s Prophets? Up from atheism, i guess

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Counterattack

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Shallow, smug, arrogant; pot, kettle, black By RUSSELL BLACKFORD – METAMAGICIAN AND THE HELLFIRE CLUB Added: Saturday, 14 August 2010 at 9:17 AM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/500236-shallow-smug-arrogant-pot-kettle-black Sometimes you have to answer back The anti-atheist diatribe recently published by Suzanne Fields in The Washington Times is of such poor quality that it scarcely merits a response. Unfortunately, I […]

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On Dawkins’s Atheism: A Response

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

By GARY GUTTING – NEW YORK TIMES Added: Friday, 13 August 2010 at 12:47 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/499886-on-dawkins%E2%80%99s-atheism-a-response My August 1 essay, “Philosophy and Faith,” was primarily addressed to religious believers. It argued that faith should go hand-in-hand with rational reflection, even though such reflection might well require serious questioning of their faith. I very much appreciated […]

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‘Bolshevism for the Home Counties’ ??

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments

The New Atheism is ‘Bolshevism for the Home Counties’ – the day Peter Hitchens glimpsed hell

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What if

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments

What If…By SHAWN BROWN – BLACK SKEPTICS GROUP Added: Wednesday, 04 August 2010 at 03:07 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/495765-what-if Black atheist! Do these words mean anything? Certainly not if such a person does not exist. Everyone knows that black people love Jesus. With tears in our eyes and a bittersweet joy in our hearts, we marvel at […]

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Dawkins school

July 31st, 2010 · No Comments

If Richard Dawkins can set up a school free of religious dogma, can I set one up free of Marxist indoctrination?

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Public and atheism

July 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Public Perceptions of Atheism By HITCHENS_JNR Added: Saturday, 31 July 2010 at 01:38 PM http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/494530-public-perceptions-of-atheism I was inspired to write this by the discussion on the “Four Horsemen” video. There’s a part of the video where they discuss the “image problem” that atheism has, especially in the US. Many people seem to asume that atheists […]

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Godless delusions

July 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Godless Delusion: I haven’t read this book, so will be wary of comment, save to note that we have denounced the ‘godless delusion’ for three years at this blog, from a viewpoint that is neither theistic nor atheistic. Something about the New Atheists drives people to denounce them, and their strategy is hopelessly flawed, […]

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Evangelical atheists

July 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett: Evangelical atheists?

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