Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Atheism and Eckhart Tolle

Sam Harris interviews Dan Harris, a journalist who is into meditation. Well, it’s not so much of an interview as it is a chance for Harris to preach about his meditation. The blog entry clearly shows this is Harris’s true … Continue reading

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New Atheism’s Guru

Are you an atheist who feels stressed, anxious, or even depressed by your insignificance in the godless universe? Does reading Peter Boghossian’s manual for creating atheists make you feel as if you need to improve your cognitive function? Are you … Continue reading

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1440 Strong?

Jerry Coyne was recently bragging: Exhibit 1 is what used to be called Dawkins’s “Converts Corner,” now called simply “Letters, Converts“. There are 120 pages of these, each page containing 12 letters. If you do the math, that’s 1440 people … Continue reading

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No Respect

April 13th was the birthday of Madalyn Murray O’Hair. She was probably the first true, New Atheist and paved the way for people like Sam Harris, PZ Myers, Richard Dawkins, and Jerry Coyne. In fact, the only truly sigificant difference … Continue reading

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Free Speech

Jerry Coyne is upset again: This is reprehensible, unconscionable, and ridiculous. Yesterday’s New York Times reports that Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, which was planning to award an honorary degree to author and anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali—one of the … Continue reading

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Arrest Those Who Don’t Agree!

Adam Weinstein wrote a post entitled, “Arrest Climate-Change Deniers.” He asserts: Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose … Continue reading

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Atheist AC Grayling Displays His Inner Authoritarian

New Atheist AC Grayling doesn’t have much tolerance: “On my travels around the states last year I visited the Creation Museum in Oklahoma,” Professor A.C. Grayling, the master of the New College of Humanities, said last month at a humanist … Continue reading

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Gnu Atheists are Easily Hoodwinked

Hemant Mehta, the Gnu Atheist activist who misleading sells himself as the “Friendly Atheist,” recently posted a blog entry entitled, Another Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum. He writes: Brilliant: An actor dramatically reads a comment from … Continue reading

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Can New Age Atheism and New Atheism Co-exist?

After writing about Sam Harris’s blog entry where he promotes himself and his new book, I decided to check out Amazon to see if it was selling. It turns out the book does not come out until September, but I … Continue reading

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Sam Harris: New Age Atheist Helping Us to Better Appreciate the Religious Dimension to New Atheism

Sam Harris has begun to peddle his new book on atheist spirituality. He begins by complaining that scientists and “New Age thinkers” don’t get it right: Scientists generally start with an impoverished view of spiritual experience, assuming that it must … Continue reading

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