Atheists’ Straw God Arguments

22 04 2008

 “There is no God, and I hate him!” This seems to be the subtext for much of the “new atheism” propounded in books by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and others. What distinguishes this new breed of unbelief is, in part, its vehemence and vitriol. The gloves are off. Religion — all religion — is not just false, but dangerous to civilization itself. Dawkins concludes his book, The God Delusion, by arguing that raising children to be religious is a form of child abuse. Hitchens concurs. God, given His bad reputation, must be banished from the universe. —

 So begins the excellent article by Dr. Douglas Groothuis found at

In it he deals with two common errors: 1) All Religion is Similarly Irrational, 2) No Arguments for God Succeed.

It’s a great read!




3 responses

23 04 2008

Hey!! Thanks for the lead, mate!! It certainly is something I’ve been looking for in my discussion with atheists.

23 04 2008
Neal Pumphrey

Bring back the old atheism that was humble enough to admit its own shortcomings and defeats!

23 04 2008
Doug Groothuis


Thanks for the link. Spread the word.

Doug Groothuis

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