Monday, May 28, 2007

... now with added vitriol

Apparently there is a New Atheism™. What’s new? The atheists hate more people. Now isn’t that nice.

Not content with hating people who believe in deities, apparently they’re really ticked off with people who were content to let those people believe whatever they want.

And I mean really ticked off. My favourite quote, from Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith "some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them".

Yeah, it’s religion that’s the root of all evil.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The new atheism

Yesterday’s Australian newspaper suckered me in with a front page header “The New Atheism”. How can you have new atheism?

“New atheism. Now with even less God!”?

Anyway, after a brief reference to The Da Vinci Code (hardly an atheistic book) The Australian’s article is more a review of the Pope’s new book on Jesus which, no matter what you say about the Roman Catholic Church, is more theistic than atheistic.