Tag Archives: closed-mindedness

“There is no God!” – A Common Atheist Belief

In the previous posting, I showed that atheist activist leaders subscribe to the belief that “there are no gods.”  That is, their atheism is not a lack of god belief.  Their atheism is a belief that God does not exist.  … Continue reading

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Open and Closed-Mindedness

Originally posted on July 15, 2012 It looks as if a previous entry about atheism and closed-mindedness has caught the attention from one of the FTBers.  Someone with the name Digital Cuttlefish wrote:  I meant to post a comment (not my … Continue reading

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More Evidence of Richard Dawkins’ Closed Mind

All religious beliefs are stupid. But mostly harmless unless their followers take those beliefs seriously. Or, worse, act on them. — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) December 18, 2015 Notice ALL religious beliefs are stupid.  Critical thinking tells me that when you … Continue reading

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Understanding Why New Atheists Use Ridicule

As we have seen, ridicule and mockery of the religious are key components of the New Atheist Movement. According to John Loftus, “It’s not just the so-called “new atheists” like Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, and PZ Myers who advocate ridicule. … Continue reading

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Atheists Who Believe Atheism is Knowledge

For decades we have been told that an atheist is someone who simply lacks God-belief. That is, an atheist is one who merely observes there is no evidence for God and thus belief in God is not intellectually justified. This … Continue reading

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New Atheist Rants Against Religion as a Dragon

Over at Quora, someone has recently submitted my essay, “New Atheism as an Embarrassment to Atheists” and asked, “Does The New Atheist movement embarass some atheists?” So far, one atheist has replied. Let’s have a look:

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Louise Antony: A Case Study of Doxastic Closure

Louise Antony is a professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the editor of the essay collection “Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life.” She was recently interviewed by Gary Gutting for the … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Just Won’t Admit He is Closed-Minded

Sam Harris is a man who is obsessed with maintaining his public image. Thus, it is no surprise to see him lashing out (in his typical low key manner) at psychologist Jonathan Haidt for drawing attention to Harris’s closed-mind. Harris … Continue reading

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More Evidence that New Atheists are Closed-Minded

Leaders in the New Atheist movement insist there is no God because, they claim, there is no evidence for the existence of God. They do this while posturing as if they are open-minded, being willing to become theists if only … Continue reading

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What Would Make Peter Boghossian Believe?

In his book that teaches atheists how to proselytize for atheism, activist Peter Boghossian writes: Once they’ve given their response [to the question, what would it take for them to disbelieve?], I thank them. If they’ve asked me what it … Continue reading

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