Category Archives: New Atheism

Phil Torres Lashes Out At His Old Heroes

Phil Torres wrote an article entitled, Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right: What once seemed like a bracing intellectual movement has degenerated into a pack of abusive, small-minded bigots. Torres does a good job cataloging … Continue reading

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Ex-New Atheists Go After New Atheists

PZ Myers draws attention to an article by Phil Torres that is very critical of New Atheist leaders. It’s been about four years since I posted my autopsy on the New Atheist movement, so it is nice to see ex-New … Continue reading

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Week of Reason: God of the Gaps Atheism

The militant atheist movement is built on the belief that there is no evidence for God. Of course, such atheists are entitled to their opinions on this matter, but because of their militancy, and the way it serves their agenda, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Epstein-Atheism Connection

It’s been some time since we last explored the JeffreyEpstein-Atheism connection. Yet with arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, it looks like we’ll be learning some new things. Serious allegations – Maxwell directed the minor to have sex with former MIT scientist … Continue reading

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Are Children Running the International Anti-Theist Convention?

Given that the International Anti-Theist Convention will feature such Intellectual Giants as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss and Stephen Law, I had to look more closely into it.  In other words, I read their web page.  But in doing so, I … Continue reading

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PZ Myers Crushes Richard Carrier

PZ Myers et al. have finally won their court case against Richard Carrier.  Personally, I am glad for the outcome as Carrier represented a threat to free speech. But there are a couple of things we can learn from this … Continue reading

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Some Atheist Governments Take “Faith Virus” Problem Seriously

[I thought this comment below from Dhay deserved more attention]: John Loftus, reviewing Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists”, OP > So he’s calling on a potential legion of people who are willing to help cure believers of their faith … Continue reading

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The Rambow Effect: How Moderate Views Fuel Extremism

Henry Rambow wrote an article which essentially regurgitates Sam Harris’s argument about religious moderates being blamed for the existence of extreme religious fundamentalists. Like Harris, Rambow approaches the whole issue with incredible tunnel vision.  He seems oblivious to the fact that … Continue reading

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Dawkins’ New Book Spreads Misinformation

George Heath-Whyte is a PhD Assyriology Student who posted a series of tweets about Richard Dawkins’ new book.  Heath-Whyte writes, “as an Assyriologist I’ve had a couple of major face-palms moments.”  You can read the whole thread starting here.  My … Continue reading

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Dawkins: Blast From the Past

I see that Richard Dawkins is trying to make a comeback.   Today in the US, his newest book is being published – Outgrowing God.  It’s Dawkins’ second book on atheism and this one is supposed to be aimed at younger … Continue reading

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