Monday, June 13, 2016

6 - Harris, and Hitchens, and Dawkins! Oh My!

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!  - The Wizard of Oz
In this post:

Who are the New Atheists?

What do they say?

What do they get right, and what do
they get wrong?


  1. Hi Art: I seem to have trouble when I hit "Publish" to give you my feedback so I am blogging you directly. I am probably not doing something right with the bog site but I want you to know that I am following your Blog with much interest.

    5: The Advent and Impact of Fundamentalist State Religion: &

    6 - Harris, and Hitchens, and Dawkins! Oh My!

    My basic comment was that I agree with you completely with your assessment of Fundamentalists having a negative & bad outcome on our beliefs. There is no way that I am in agreement with such extremism and their dogma. I believe it is not only bad but also destructive. It is one of the reasons we have such conflict & wars on Earth. However there are those who choose to follow this path & that includes many theists, agnostics, atheists, scientists & governments.

    I also believe that the Governments / State/ Rulers of the world have no business in what Humankind choose to believe in anymore than what people's personal/private lives are. Everyone should have choice & freedom in their beliefs regardless of political/governmental intervention.

    As far as Scientific theories (which all are without proof & which is a tenet of their hypotheses), and a split in their belief that there is/or not god(s),God, Supreme Being: I personally am not interested in their quest for proof/non-existence of such because we as Humans were given the choice by God to make a choice. It is called Faith in what we have an option to believe regardless of religion & we should spend more time respecting all rational beliefs rather than trying to find some absolute proof as scientists, fundamentalists & others that are trying to accomplish. It is no wonder that as scientists they are Atheists because they keep searching for that proof. The 51% of those open to the possibility are the unbiased ones who are unsure of any proof & the 49% are simply basing their atheist opinions on unproven facts which all scientists rely on. In the end it all comes down to Faith in one's beliefs and not who is right or who is wrong. There is no proof which is what I believe God intended.



  2. I also should make it clear that I do not condone the current extremism, massacres & violence that is occurring all over the world in many countries under the guise of religious disguise, hatred, death and inhumane invasion of human innocence.



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