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New Atheism Not a Cause Behind the Rise of the Nones

Peter Boghossian and his activist allies wrote: New Atheism has already succeeded in shifting the cultural landscape of Western civilization, making it far more acceptable to be openly atheist, giving atheists unprecedented public visibility, buttressing the legal boundaries of secularism … Continue reading

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New Atheism Has Faded Away

In 2014, the evidence indicated that the New Atheist movement was past its peak and was beginning to fade away. In 2015, the evidence was even more clear. In 2016, it had become clear that Dawkins, the figurehead of the … Continue reading

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The Overconfidence of Modern Day Atheism

In a previous posting, I noted that modern day atheism is defined by its overconfidence, lack of nuance, and lack of curiosity.  The New Atheist movement itself is merely something that naturally emerged as a means to celebrate and amplify … Continue reading

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The Confused Thinking of a Social Justice Atheist

Earlier I extracted the most important aspect of Phil Torres argument – modern day atheism itself is intrinsically overconfident and lacking in nuance and curiosity.  In a sense, it is rooted in the thinking level of teens. More to come … Continue reading

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You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Phil Torres wrote another article entitled, “Beyond “new atheism”: Where do people alienated by the movement’s obnoxious tendencies go from here?” He suggests what New Atheists can do to reform their movement: Others suggested that rather than retreating from the … Continue reading

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New Atheist Phil Torres Wants People to Believe He is Not a New Atheist

New Atheist Phil Torres claims he is no longer a New Atheist.  The problem?  He’s finally come to the realization that the New Atheist movement is a hate movement.  Well, when it comes to women, people of color, and Muslims, … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Their Story Straight

There really isn’t a New Atheist movement – Jerry Coyne Jerry is an indispensable asset in our movement. – Richard Dawkins Foundation  

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Sam Harris is a Religious Man

New Atheists like to sell themselves as people who are critical of religion, but in reality, they are better described as anti-Christian and anti-Muslim.  A nice illustration of this is Sam Harris.  As we know, Harris is a Buddhist who … Continue reading

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Skepticism Needed

Given the popularity of fake hate crimes, I think skepticism should be the default position when it comes to such reports being used to advance someone’s socio-political agenda. A good example of this is The Friendly Atheist blog, where activist … Continue reading

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When Propagandists Promote Critical Thinking

Over at the Friendly Atheist blog, Hemant Mehta has a blog entitled “Lawrence Krauss Talks About How To Become a Better Critical Thinker.”  It amuses me that a propagandist like Mehta would try to promote critical thinking.  It’s like a … Continue reading

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