Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Debunking the Religion-as-Child-Abuse Argument

In a previous posting,  I dismantled the popular New Atheist argument that a religious upbringing is a form of child abuse.  We saw that such a position works equally well with the political socialization of children, which would entail that … Continue reading

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Should Political Moderates Be Blamed for Political Extremism?

I see that Jerry Coyne has criticized Katherine Cross’s call for violence.  Good for him. I wonder if Coyne now recognizes the errors in Sam Harris’s arguments against religious moderates.  According to Harris, religious moderates are just as bad as … Continue reading

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