This Week's Flea
Added: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Please enjoy this weeks flea, compliments of the religious backlash.
Read an interview with the latest flea author John Haught at Salon.com here (thanks to Richard Prins)
PZ Myers has done a nice breakdown of the above interview here
In God and the New Atheism a world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent bestselling books by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith), and Christopher Hitchens (God Is not Great).
For some, these "new atheists" appear to say extremely well what they believe to be wrong with religion. But, as John Haught shows, the treatment of religion in these books is riddled with logical inconsistencies, shallow misconceptions, and crude generalizations.
Can God really be dismissed as a mere delusion? Is faith really the enemy of reason? And does religion really poison everything?
God and the New Atheism offers a much-needed antidote to the extremist claims of scientific fundamentalism. It will enable readers to see through the rhetorical fog, think through the arguments for themselves, and come to a clearer understanding of the issues at stake in this crucial debate.
"Challenging Richard Dawkins: Why Richard Dawkins is Wrong About God"
God Is No Delusion: A Refutation of Richard Dawkins
UPDATE: This looks like it is actually the SAME book as you see in Richard's flea-orbit below titled "A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins (UK)" (they have the same blurb). This must be a case of them trying to hype it up for the US market.
And some general fleas:
The New Atheist Crusaders and Their Unholy Grail: The Misguided Quest to Destroy Your Faith
by Becky Garrison
The Truth Behind the New Atheism: Responding to the Emerging Challenges to God and Christianity
"The New Atheists: The Twilight of Reason & The War on Religion"
by Tina Beattie
Klaus Nürnberger - B&N Nook 48 Comments
Yet another flea - Richard Dawkins' God Delusion [NOOK Book]