Sunday, April 18, 2010

Encounter: Atheism on the Rise?

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April 18, 2010 on ABC Radio:
We report from the 2010 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne. Is atheism truly on the rise, and if so, what kind of atheism is it? While we've heard a great deal from so-called celebrity atheists like Richard Dawkins, their scientific, evidence-based approach to understanding the world undervalues not only theology, but philosophy itself.
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  1. They gave way too much time to the last "atheist butter" guy to argue against what the earlier atheist voices said, without giving them a chance to hear it and react.  

  2. Yes I agree, I thought the exact same thing about the butter at the end :)

  3. Does it really threaten philosophy?

    I mean, in philosophy, you can assume that what ever is proposed, is wild speculation, while in religion, the wild speculation is regarded as truth..

  4. Whenever people complain that Dawkins is supposedly a fundamentalist who never sees anything good with Christianity (or religion in general) I ask them to google his name plus "Atheists for jesus".

    It never works to ask them to read his book so...

  5. As an atheist who hates Jesus, it worries me that Dawkins seems to like Christ so much.  Turning the other cheek is just a great way to get slapped twice.
    See, you never please everybody :)

  6. I know how you feel. I've hated Santa ever since he reneged on the Porche. :)