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The Conflict Lies Within New Atheism


Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens, collectively known as the “new atheists,” embody one of the most aggressive recent manifestations of both “scientism” and ”naturalism.” This new atheism is characterized by extreme forms of both scientism, a view about knowledge that holds that only what can be demonstrated scientifically deserves to be considered knowledge, and naturalism, a view about reality that holds that only the material world is real. Hence it is hostile to religion in all forms, viewing it as merely a kind of superstition; it is likewise hostile to much “folk” understanding, including traditional claims about the nature and source of morality.
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Anonymous said...

Take a look at some other things he's written: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/02/2529 and http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/02/2547

Mary De Voe said...

Look into the mirror if you want proof of God. Man, created with body and rational immortal soul, endowed with unalienable rights. Atheism loves to take man's unalienable rights away and impose its own.

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