'The new Atheism'

The Religion Link blog says "the new Atheism" is a movement designed to make freedom from religion more relevant for a new generation.
Mark Brooky
Jun 29, 2013

 

"The so-called 'New Atheists' burst onto the scene about a decade ago with a string of best-selling books and manifestoes by a cadre of often polemical scientists, academics and popular writers," the anonymous blogger wrote. "They were led by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, who dubbed themselves 'the Four Horsemen of New Atheism.'”

However, according to the Religion Link blog, some nonbelievers are worrying that in denouncing everything about religion, these "New Atheists" may have thrown the baby out with the bathwater.

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newsblogger

After reading your posts bigdeal, it appears it is the athiest who harbors the hate for those not like him. Why can't you just live and let live? Why must athiests poke/belittle others for not having the same mindset?

bigdeal

ahh, the first stone...My og post belittled no one. I was poked/belittled and replied. No hate here from me, I have tried to show respect for others beliefs, but how long do YOU let someone 'poke' you b4 you 'poke' back? Yes, it is the athiest to fear here with all the hate they harbor for religious nerds, you sure got that Right blogger.

Mystic Michael

Bigdeal, do I really have to explain to you that I was simply demonstrating to What that my experiences have not been so very from his as he might have supposed? And that I understand from that experience what it is like to be an unbeliever? Really?

What have I done to deserve such hostility & ridicule from you, simply for sharing that? If I should occasionally correct a few misunderstandings and correct a few incorrect assumptions, why does that automatically mean that I must be "preaching" to you?

I can understand your frustration with false dogmas - because I once had the same struggle, and there's a lot of them out there. But your assumptions about what I believe are farther off the mark than you could possibly know. I'm only stating what I know from personal spiritual experience. So sorry if you're threatened by that.

bigdeal

I don't see the hostility, only praise for your beliefs and if they give you comfort in life (and in the afterlife most religious people believe in). OK, so I got it all wrong thinking you believed in heaven, the holy trinity, and god's hands. My bad. Now your good, I'm good, it's all good.

Wingmaster

He bruises easy BD when you will not conform to his thinking. He is the most intolerant of other opinions on here!

Funny because I actually line up more with him on this topic then you. Carry on, because it is quite entertaining;-)

Word verification on this post for some reason MSN4U!!!
WTF, this subliminal crap doesn't work for me whoever puts that shat together!

Mystic Michael

Is it really that hard for you to keep the dialogue on the level of issues & ideas - and just knock it off with all the cheap shots & snark already?

Anymore it seems that I can't post a comment of any sort, in any thread, on any topic - without you popping up suddenly from out of the blue to take a gratuitous swipe at me - whether or not my remarks had anything to do with you; whether or not I had even directly addressed you. This deranged personal vendetta of yours has already been going on now for the better part of three months - with no end in sight.

By this point, it has become painfully clear for all to see that you are a seriously disturbed person, and that you are in desperate need of professional help. For your sake, I hope that you get the help you need. But whether you ultimately do so or not, there is one thing that you absolutely must do. And that is: STOP STALKING ME!

I'm going to state it once more - just in case it didn't sink into your head on the first go-around: STOP STALKING ME!

Did you get it yet? Are we clear?

Wingmaster

We are not talking....remember! Go on with your self grandiose BS.

The willingness to admit that one does not know, and the admission that one could be wrong, is actually one of the first steps on the path to wisdom. It is the essence of humility don't ya think!.

Hope that's not too much off a cheap shot for you. If so you might want to discuss it with the author and simultaneously entail your natural experience while also transcending natural your experience.

You want serious discussion with me on issues & ideas, quit prancing around on here with your narcissistic, pretentious attitudes. I find it very difficult to engage you in a debate when you are more focused on how much you are impressed with your own precious perch.

Your move.

Wingmaster

*Note to anybody still reading. Notice how MM decides to edit his post here, after 2am, (above mine) 5 days after he originally posted it and then makes wild claims I'm stalking him.

Wow, dude have a nice life as I think we now understand whom has the asymmetrical personality problem hiding behind a grandiose opinion of themselves. Your on a public fricken forum and your sharing opinions and debate! Obviously you cannot seem to connect to the whole sharing idea thing!

Don't worry, I have no interest in your thoughts or opinions anymore, however if you enter into a dialogue on future topics I'm discussing with someone with your pretentious attitudes, expect me to point it out as I do not back down from any kind of convoluted veiled threats you are trying to make of me.

Your move...move on, I have.

Vladtheimp

I found your posts on this subject very interesting, and those in opposition to your thoughts consistent with what I often observe from atheists. I always have difficulty understanding why atheists seem to be unable to be content with holding their beliefs (or non-beliefs as the case may be) in their hearts and their minds and go contentedly about their way.

However, the norm appears to be that atheists cannot be content until they either tear down the beliefs of the religious majority (e.g. "Tooth fairy, easter bunny, santa clause, god, jesus... all fake) "or insist that their non-belief stand on an equal footing with believers. If you have a monument to religion, either it must be torn down or at the very least I deserve to have a monument to my non-belief placed right next to it. It seems to me to indicate a certain defensiveness about their position, and a fear that belief in religion will spread. What can it possibly matter to them? How does it impact their own beliefs? This is one of the prime examples, in my opinion, of the tyranny of the minority that is slowly eroding our nationalism and turning us into separate camps.

Vladtheimp

I found your posts on this subject very interesting, and those in opposition to your thoughts consistent with what I often observe from atheists. I always have difficulty understanding why atheists seem to be unable to be content with holding their beliefs (or non-beliefs as the case may be) in their hearts and their minds and go contentedly about their way.

However, the norm appears to be that atheists cannot be content until they either tear down the beliefs of the religious majority (e.g. "Tooth fairy, easter bunny, santa clause, god, jesus... all fake) "or insist that their non-belief stand on an equal footing with believers. If you have a monument to religion, either it must be torn down or at the very least I deserve to have a monument to my non-belief placed right next to it. It seems to me to indicate a certain defensiveness about their position, and a fear that belief in religion will spread. What can it possibly matter to them? How does it impact their own beliefs? This is one of the prime examples, in my opinion, of the tyranny of the minority that is slowly eroding our nationalism and turning us into separate camps.

Vladtheimp

Obviously haven't gotten the edit function down yet - sorry.

pfpiper0

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Peter56

The fool says in his heart,‘There is no God. ’Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Prv 26:4 enough said

bigdeal

nice 'answer' Pete :)

Peter56

The fool says in his heart,‘There is no God. ’Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Prv 26:4 enough said

pfpiper0

Nice cop out Peter. Doesn't it seem ironic to you that a book full of false beliefs tells you not to engage in a discussion that may have you question the said book. This book uses the fear of Hell just to get you from ever questioning it. Seems skeptical to me.

WindChime

How sad that the article about catholic priests molesting children and the cover up by the church gets one comment..........thank god for all you atheist hating god fearing christians!

Vladtheimp

How sad that someone who obviously has an axe to grind against Catholics and Christians could be so blinded by hate that they believe this was an article about priests molesting children.

Here, maybe this will give you something to wrap your hatred around: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

bigdeal

Honestly thought you were smarter than this reply. They are writing about the other article on here with one comment, if I must explain it to you...they felt it was too bad there was less discussion about the child molesting priests the catholic church covered up for for decades. Maybe that will be easier for you to understand in your religiously induced coma.

WindChime

You are sick...

Vladtheimp

"thank god for all you atheist hating god fearing christians!"

I wear your appellation proudly. Thank You!

bigdeal

I feel sorry for you and anyone that has to live with you hater.

Vladtheimp

Thank you for pointing out that Windchime mistakenly commented on a blurb in "10 Thing To Know Today" instead of the article every other commenter was writing about - I missed the blurb.

As far as the molestation problems in the LA Public Schools that led to their not being able to procure insurance, I believe it is a story that needs coverage; the Church is addressing its problems (the story was focused on what happened in the past) but the problems with teachers molesting children is largely being ignored.

With respect to your last comment, KMA. Goodbye.

Lisakh

I pray for those who are lost and have turn away from God's law... aka the Ten Commandments into something else... as he/she perceives.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." Exodus 20:4
Bottom line you/I will die. Ask yourself where do I want to go? Heaven or Hell... you choose... Its called free will and it does not matter what you believe. You and I will die... what sounds more comforting... living in Heaven free of this world sins, grief, illness, and etc... or suffer in the Lake of Fire where you will consistently be in the worse sorrow you will ever go through... remember its your chose. My prayer is for you to live in glory with our Lord. I'm not here to debate only to share with you reading this.. the Truth and from God's Word/Bible. May Jesus touch your heart, and show you an everlasting peace. Having a relationship with God is wonderful and forever changes a person. Are you up for the task? You won't be disappointed!

H M

I do not believe in organized religion. It has been the justification for too many wars where power and greed were the true motivators. I don't believe the Bible was written by God. It was written by man, who as we all know is fallible. Men did their best to interpret God's words as they saw them, in their time. Some is still applicable, some not. (Not eating pork, for example. Pigs were diseased; you ate pork, you died. Smart to incorporate it into religion, but now is not necessary, as we now know how to properly prepare it for consumption.) There has been evolution. We are much taller now, our wisdom teeth have been rendered unnecessary, and we live longer through science. I probably sound agnostic, but I am not. Every single day I see the miracles that God created in us and our world. I look around me-at the trees, the birds, and even the technology our brains developed, and that is proof of God's existence, daily.

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