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
Stephen Cave - Financial Times Comments
What we really know about our evolutionary past – and what we don’t
Stacy L. Memering,Viviana A.... Comments
Magic at Every Age
A review of Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True
Andy Liegl - CBR (Comic Book... Comments
In front of a packed crowd during his panel titled "My Two Years with Dawkins, Christ and a Small Crab Called Eric" at Comic-Con International in San Diego, artist, writer and indie filmmaker Dave McKean recounted two recent life events on radically opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum: an all-ages book he illustrated with scientist and Atheism proponent Richard Dawkins called "The Magic of Reality," and a film he shot starring Michael Sheen in Port Talbot, Wales called "The Gospel of Us," a modern day interpretation of "The Passion" story chronicling Jesus Christ's final days of life on Earth.
Doctor Science - Obsidian Wings Comments
Last weekend I noticed two religion blogs, one Jewish and one evangelical (though not fundamentalist) Christian, discussing the same passages in the Bible: the ones commanding the Israelites to fight, slaughter, enslave, and dispossess the Canaanite inhabitants of the Land of Israel. To commit genocide, in fact.
Oliver Kamm - The Times Comments
Review of The Magic of Reality
John Gray - The Globe and Mail Comments
A review of The Future of Blasphemy Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights
by Austin Dacey