Friday, July 20, 2007

on the "new new atheists"

Here is an interesting little read from the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal on the "new new atheists"(i.e. Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, etc.), particularly on Christopher Hitchens, author of the recent God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; it's written by a Mr. Berkowitz, senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and teacher at George Mason University's School of Law. Berkowitz is acknowledging what he sees as some fundamental weaknesses and inconsistencies in the arguements of the 'new new atheism'.

Most interesting about the article to me(considering similar topics are expounded pretty regularly) was simply the source. Usually you have to look at Christianity Today--who did point out this article in one of their own--to find such a topic broached, so reading about it in the WSJ was a nice switch.
Again, the link.


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