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The Faith of an Atheist, Part 2

Zoltan Istvan is the New Atheist who is running for President of the United States.  Istvan’s extreme scientism leads him to embrace the crackpot notion that soon science will be able to make us all immortal.  We have already seen … Continue reading

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The Faith of an Atheist

Zoltan Istvan’s campaign promises as an atheist candidate for president represent splendid examples of atheist faith in action. Let’s consider example #1 for today. Zoltan is apparently a single-issue candidate, promising that if he was President, he would get the … Continue reading

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The Faith of the New Atheist

Gnu activist Jerry Coyne gives a motivational speech to the troops: So yes, the debate can be “won”, not when religionists admit that their beliefs are unsupported and untestable, but when religion passes away from the world, as it is … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne’s Multiple Definitions of Faith

When it comes to defining faith, Jerry Coyne can’t make up his mind. So far, in one interview, he defined it as follows: “Belief without evidence sufficient to convince any reasonable person.” But then in another interview, he defined it … Continue reading

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Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne on Science, Faith, and Religion

As part of his book promo efforts, Gnu activist Jerry Coyne was interviewed by Gnu activist Sam Harris (the podcast is on Harris’s blog). It’s probably not worth your time to listen to the interview (as I did) largely because … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne’s Book, “Faith Vs. Fact,” is Incompatible with Science

Jerry Coyne is trying to cash in on the New Atheist Movement by writing and selling a book that purports to show religion and science are incompatible. On Amazon, his book is described as follows: In his provocative new book, … Continue reading

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Boghossian Flails Away at a Straw Man

Peter Boghossian has a YouTube video where he defines faith as “Pretending to know things you do not know.” According to Boghossian, when I say that I have faith that God exists, I am pretending to know that God exists … Continue reading

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Delusions about faith and reason

I like it when Gnu leaders actually try to define their favorite words.  For example, when Jerry Coyne defined science for us, we got to see he was morphing back and forth between two different definitions. Sneaky, sneaky. Now, he … Continue reading

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Science and Religion are Not Incompatible

According to the New Atheists, science and religion are supposed to be incompatilble.  Nonsense. To appreciate the nonsensical essence of this belief, let’s have a look at Jerry Coyne’s USA Today article entitled, “Science and religion aren’t friends.” It is … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Haldane?

New Atheists are often proud of the fact that their familiarity with theology is so superficial. For example, philosopher Anthony Grayling rationalizes flippant dismissal of theology as follows: For example, if one concludes on the basis of rational investigation that … Continue reading

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