Category Archives: New Atheism

Are New Atheists Really That Different From Social Justice Atheists?

Because of the arguments between the New Atheists and the Social Justice atheists (the Id Atheists), it’s tempting to think that at least the New Atheists are the reasonable ones when it comes to things like free speech.  But be … Continue reading

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Peter Boghossian Sees the Light

It’s good to see that New Atheists have begun to figure out how reality works.  For a long time now, I have criticized one of the central claims of the New Atheist movement, the notion that if we could only … Continue reading

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Muddled Thinking from Jerry Coyne

Conrad Black wrote an article entitled, “I put this as simply as possible: Many atheists are excellent, but atheism itself is hurting the West.”  Black has a good grasp on your average New Atheist: I have had as much as … Continue reading

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The Death of the New Atheist Movement: Who is to Blame?

One of these days, I need to re-write the “About” section of this blog.  As regular readers may have noticed, I don’t post much about the New Atheist movement these days.  The reason is simple – the New Atheist movement … Continue reading

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Since when did the ham-handed approach become the smart approach?

Let’s consider the rationale behind Jerry Coyne’s self-image of being smarter than all theists simply because he is not a theist. Coyne wrote: And many public intellectuals—and virtually all accomplished scientists—are atheists. Why? Because there’s no credible evidence for God. … Continue reading

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March for Science Further Marginalizes New Atheism

If you needed any further evidence that the “religion and science are incompatible” position of the New Atheists is a fringe belief, consider that the March for Science’s first official blog posting rejects it: The War on Science is partly … Continue reading

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Facts vs. Narrative

Never let the facts get in the way of a good narrative.  At least as far as activists go, that is. A nice example of this is atheist activist Hemant Mehta.  He recently posted a blog entry entitled, A Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Friendly Atheist Alternative Facts

The Friendly Atheist blog is excited about Netflix airing a new movie about Madalyn Murray O’Hair.  O’Hair was the original New Atheist (Dawkins is just a polished version of O’Hair), so I always thought it strange that today’s New Atheists … Continue reading

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Irony Alert

The New Atheists have long told us that we all need to become more like Denmark.  We’re told places like Denmark are more culturally advanced because they are more atheistic. Well…..did you hear about the Danish man who videoed himself burning … Continue reading

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Politics and Kids

Another dime-a-dozen protest occurred at the University of Chicago. Ah, yes.  Politically indoctrinating children to engage in symbolic acts of violence. According to New Atheist logic, this is child abuse.

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