Re: Dawkins award (was Re: [asa] Atheist finds God thru Behe's books....)

From: Schwarzwald <>
Date: Fri Oct 16 2009 - 03:18:52 EDT

Heya Murray,

I'd second Rich's thoughts on this matter across the board. Bluster and
noise, and really, not much to be afraid of (I think 'annoyance' is vastly
more apt.) My estimation is that atheism, certainly the New Atheism type,
has been running out of steam for a while - one can only play the same tune
for so long before people, even more agnostic/irreligious types, get tired
or downright sick of it. There are some other factors at work politically,
etc, but that would sum up most of my thoughts on the matter.

As an aside, I'm not sure Bill Maher is even an atheist. He's some kind of
deist-y type, at least judging by his past statements, so that should give
you some further input on what it means for the AAI to give the award to him
of all people.

I for one am not surprised. At least in America celebrity is more important
> than expertise. Another example of this in the autism realm is Jenny
> McCarthy and Jim Carrey. Furthermore, I really don't know why we as
> Christians are so scared of Atheists. It seems to me that the New Atheists
> are all bluster and noise. Alistair McGrath pegged it in his Twilight of
> Atheism.
> Rich Blinne
> Member ASA

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