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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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