Category Archives: New Atheism

Cat wrangling and Atheist bus ads in Iowa

Its often said that organizing atheists is like herding cats. And, while cliche, it’s probably closer to truth than not. Recent polls and surveys in the United States reveal a large and growing segment of the population who consider “none” … Continue reading

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Criticizing the “New Atheists”

Image by Colin Purrington via Flickr Very often on the Internet, books and articles by Christian apologists, or even on mainstream media where apologists are being interviewed, a criticism is offered that these “New Atheists” are “unreasonable, angry, and bitter at God,” … Continue reading

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In London, you might see buses like this one roving about the city. The British Humanist Association launched their campaign on October 21, 2008 in response to bus adverts by a Christian organization that included their website address on the … Continue reading

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Militant Atheism

Vjack has a post on the label of militant atheism over at Atheist Revolution that is definitely worth reading. Be sure to click on the comments link and see what his readers are saying.

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Religion Doesn’t Get a Free Ride

Sorry, but it just doesn’t. There are more comments in the 1800Flowers.com post than any other on Breaking Spells (and I’m not ashamed to admit the Pharyngula Effect is fun while it lasts) and some of them revolve around the … Continue reading

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The Portable Atheist – Some Internet Sources

I recently read The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, by Christopher Hitchens -well, most of it. A fair amount I’d already read elsewhere, other bits just didn’t grab me. But I have to say its a treasured bit … Continue reading

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Point of Inquiry and the Chris Hedges Interview

I just finished listening to the recent interview D.J. Grothe did with Chris Hedges on Point of Inquiry: I don’t believe in atheists (5/2/08). Grothe is an excellent interviewer and I’m always impressed with his ability to engage a guest … Continue reading

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The Godless Community

I’m a big fan of Atheist Revolution. In fact, of all the blogs in the atheosphere that I read, Vjack’s is the only one that I would be hesitant to delete from my Google Reader. Vjack has a post on … Continue reading

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Apologists Miss the Mark About “New Atheism”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWn_dNtjVU4] The video above runs about 8 minutes and I wouldn’t attempt to subject you to more than that. But I think it’s helpful for atheists to watch this video to get a sense of the point of view and … Continue reading

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Hitchens in Nantucket

Here’s short video of Christopher Hitchens being interviewed for the Morning, Noon, and Night Show. In the video he discusses the much-cited opinion polls that put atheists as the most distrusted group in the nation. I think I tend to … Continue reading

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