Battle of the New Atheism

“Highly intelligent people are mostly atheists,” [Dawkins] says. “Not a single member of either house of Congress admits to being an atheist. It just doesn’t add up. Either they’re stupid, or they’re lying” … Dawkins does not merely disagree with religious myths. He disagrees with tolerating them, with cooperating in their colonization of the brains of innocent tykes.

“How much do we regard children as being the property of their parents?” Dawkins asks. “It’s one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society stepping in? What about bringing up children to believe manifest falsehoods?”

It’s nice to see atheists have militant nut-job fundies, too.

3 thoughts on “Battle of the New Atheism

  1. “Ethical problems must be solved by reason, not arbitrary rules. And yet, on the other hand, Dennett knows that reason alone will fail.”

    This statement (from the article) is one of the items I’ve been most interested in as of late. Can you logicize morality?

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