Those fanatical atheists

Columnist Dan Gardner writes a thoughtful, cogent rebuttal to the throngs of people who have taken to attacking the “new atheists” like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens.

Via The Ottawa Citizen

Then there’s the problem on the other side — among the atheists such as Richard Dawkins who have been labelled “fanatics.” Now, it is absolutely true that Dawkins’ tone is often as charming as fingernails dragged slowly down a chalkboard. But just what is the core of Dawkins’ radical message?

Well, it goes something like this: If you claim that something is true, I will examine the evidence which supports your claim; if you have no evidence, I will not accept that what you say is true and I will think you a foolish and gullible person for believing it so.

That’s it. That’s the whole, crazy, fanatical package.

Crazy, huh?

2 Responses to “Those fanatical atheists”

  1. 1 Erdogan Mar 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Atheism is merely a delusion and atheists will soon find out because life is very short. Still, they have the right to reject Allah for Allah has given them free will.

  2. 2 nick.adams Mar 5th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Someone who believes that a little man in the sky–for whom there is not one single shred of evidence–watches us and keeps a record of every thing we do, is calling atheists deluded.


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