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article imageThe 'New Atheists'? A New Way to Propogate 'Old' Information

By mask     Nov 29, 2006 in World
What is this "New Atheism"? Is it really New?
“2006 has been a big year for atheism”, says Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Theologian and minister. “The release of several major books--all widely touted in the media--has put atheism on the front lines of current cultural conversation. Books such as Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, and Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation are selling by the thousands and prompting hours of conversation on college campuses and in the media.”
In a Recent CNN News Article entitled, ‘The Rise of the ‘New Atheists’, well known scientist, Oxford University professor and, atheist Richard Dawkins is stated as a, “passionate apostle of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory”. According to the CNN news writer, “Dawkins has made his voice notorious among a group of thinkers and writers”.
What the group, dubbed ‘The New Atheists’, shares, is a belief that religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized and exposed by rational argument “wherever” its influence arises [emphasis mine].
This is a ‘new’ fight, but an ‘old’ argument. How much influence this group, which represents about 5% of the populace, will have on the next generation I do not know. However, to underestimate the power of the force behind this group; the real enemy of God and all that He represents should not be.
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