Friday, October 27, 2006

The New Atheist

I strongly suggest you go read this article over at

Consider the open declaration... "Faith is evil." Consider the fact that respected academics are on the university circuit right now, asking if parents have the right to force their beilefs upon their children. Friends, they are openly suggesting that it should be illegal to teach your kids your religion.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not dumb enough to think this is new. What's new is the coverage of it. What's new is the acceptance of it. What's new, is the post modern mindset that lets the toe in the door.

Its a painfully long.. and painfully poorly written article. The writer clearly has a crush on several of the subjects. Still you need to be aware of it.

The biggest flaw of course in the whole thing was this precious gem:

"The problem with this, for defenders of faith, is that they've implicitly accepted science as the arbiter of what is real. This leaves the atheists with the upper hand."

Wrong. The traditional Christian belief is this:

We are unimpressed by the science of man. If it agrees with our teachings, so be it. If not, then it is meaningless. Science is the arbiter of nothing.

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