Tagged with Richard Dawkins

Religion, Science and Pro-Wrestling (?!)

An excellent new video lecture is available over at Religion Dispatches. In this clear and entertaining lecture, Profs Dan Mathewson and Byron R. McCane compare the oversimplified arguing styles of Ken Ham and Richard Dawkins to the faux-fighting ‘moves’ of pro-wrestlers. Both Ham and Dawkins, argue McCane and Mathewson, are little more than polarised stereotypes, … Continue reading

BOOKS: ‘Atheist Delusions’ reviewed

Hart, David Bentley, Atheist Delusions, Yale University Press, London / New Haven, CT £19.99 Hardback: ISBN 978-0-300-11190-3 Review by Matthew Feldman, University of Northampton The battle has finally been joined. For Atheist Delusions is the frontal counter-attack that intelligent persons of faith have been long awaiting. Poor arguments against belief are simply swatted away (e.g. … Continue reading

NEWS: Freethinking Camp Headed for Texas

Camp Quest, self-described as “the first residential summer camp in the history of the United States for the children of Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Brights, or whatever other terms might be applied to those who hold to a naturalistic, not supernatural world view,” is heading to Texas later this month. The camp was founded by Edwin … Continue reading

NEWS: Triumph of ‘New Atheism’?

Madeleine Bunting (The Guardian) uses the start of Holy Week to highlight what she describes as the spectacularly rapid collapse of British Christianity. Furthermore, she identifies the fundamental role of the ‘New atheists’ as one of drowning out real debate about faith. It is the perceived rise of the ‘New atheist debate’ which gives Bunting … Continue reading

NEWS: Atheist Bus Drives into Controversy

On 6 January 2009, the British Humanist Association embarked on its much publicised advertising campaign. Following an unexpectedly generous fundraising drive, the organisation has been enabled to emblazon 800 buses with the slogan: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ Although the intention of the campaign is arguably to engender debate, … Continue reading

NEWS: Turkey Bans Richard Dawkins’ Official Website

Internet users in Turkey have been denied access to Richard Dawkins’ official website after Istanbul’s second criminal court of peace banned the site earlier in September on the charge that it contained materials offensive to the Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar who has published many works against evolutionism under the pen name of Harun Yahya. In … Continue reading