Sunday, December 16, 2012

The New Atheists

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Every thinking person on Earth should read in the following link about the senseless murder of a child.

Link . . .

Most of the current blogs, mainly those written by self-identified members of The New Atheists have pointed to the above link.

There is much sermonizing, castigating, and outright lying being spread around about The New Atheists.

What exactly are The New Atheists?

As I see it, having read extensively from the books and blogs of atheists, the goal of The New Atheists is to eliminate stupidity, especially that of religious faith, from the human mind. A worthy endeavor indeed, but most probably utterly impossible. See . . .

According to Wikipedia, New Atheism is the name given to the ideas promoted by a collection of modern atheist writers who have advocated the view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises."

Here is a comprehensive web page for those of you who might want to learn more about this subject.



New Atheist

According to philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig, "the New Atheism is, in fact, a pop cultural phenomenon lacking in intellectual muscle and blissfully ignorant of the revolution that has taken place in academic philosophy.

Additionally . . .

newatheists.org states:

-  Tolerance of pervasive myth and superstition in modern society is not a virtue.

-  Religious fundamentalism has gone main stream and its toll on education, science, and social progress is disheartening.

-  Wake up people!!  We are smart enough now to kill our invisible gods and oppressive beliefs.

-  It is the responsibility of the educated to educate the uneducated, lest we fall prey to the tyranny of ignorance.

And . . .

An excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders states: Delusions are irrational beliefs, held with a high level of conviction, that are highly resistant to change even when the delusional person is exposed to forms of proof that contradict the belief.

Also, for beliefs to be considered delusional, the content or themes of the beliefs must be uncommon in the person's culture or religion.

So it's OK to have irrational beliefs as long as everyone in your group does too. WTF!



William 'Refrigerator' Perry

 Born Dec. 16, 1962
Age:   49 years old

William Anthony Perry is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Perry played college football for Clemson University, and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. In reference to his large size, he was popularly known as "The Refrigerator" or, abbreviated, "The Fridge".

 Born Dec. 16, 1901
Died Nov. 15, 1978

Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

She was both a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and Western culture and a respected, if controversial, academic anthropologist. Her reports about the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures amply informed the 1960s sexual revolution. Mead was a champion of broadened sexual mores within a context of traditional western religious life.

 Born Dec. 16, 1917
Died Mar. 19, 2008

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

In the early 1970s Clarke signed a three-book publishing deal, a record for a science-fiction writer at the time. The first of the three was Rendezvous with Rama in 1973, which won all the main genre awards and spawned sequels that, with the 2001 series, formed the backbone of his later career.

In the 1980s Clarke became well known to many for his television programs Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers and Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe. In 1986 he was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

In 2000, Clarke told the Sri Lankan newspaper, The Island, "I don't believe in God or an afterlife," and he identified himself as an atheist. He was honored as a Humanist Laureate in the International Academy of Humanism.

Born Dec. 16, 1943
Age:   68 years old

Steven Ronald Bochco is a US television producer and writer. He has developed a number of popular television hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue.


The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
--Arthur C. Clarke

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