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A flea we missed?

It looks like this flea slipped by under the radar earlier this year:
God, Doubt and Dawkins: Reform Rabbis Respond to the God Delusion by Jonathan A Romain

Religions are reeling from the ferocious assault by Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion. But what has led to such a high profile attack? How does Judaism fare? Are the criticisms justified? How do Jews who take their faith seriously yet also value intelligent debate respond to the accusations that Dawkins hurls at them?

Twelve leading Reform personalities have risen to the Dawkins challenge. They offer a robust defence of the many good features that faith offers without flinching from the unacceptable aspects. They will probably not convert Dawkins, but they may well stop him converting others. (thanks to Old Sarum)


Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts the New Atheists

A leading Christian intellectual explores the newest strain of atheism, its foremost thinkers, the cultural conditions that have bred it, and how Christians should respond.

Something has changed in American culture. What for years was a little-regarded belief system—atheism—has now gained a large, and increasing, national hearing through the writings of "new atheists" such as Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens.

Wanting to both inform and equip serious-minded Christians regarding this cultural shift, R. Albert Mohler Jr. explores the environment that has bred the "new atheism" while also introducing readers to the movement's four leading thinkers and the contours of their arguments. Mohler—deemed "the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the US" by Time magazine—then uses this foundation to pinpoint eight major distinctives that make the new atheism new, and to discuss the future of Christianity in relationship to it.

At school and in the community, Christians are sure to encounter people who have been shaped by this strain of atheism. Here is keen insight that any believer can use to understand and challenge the new atheists.

A strange new flea book?

The Delusion Delusion
Dawkins Dilemas

Dawkins' Dilemmas — thought-provoking and intriguing Will Richard Dawkins' atheism grip millions — fade — or stir lingering doubts? Baffled or intrigued by his passionate arguments? With this book, you will be able to: Find out how biblical Christianity uncovers Dawkins' dilemmas. Discover why atheism does not rest on rational foundations. Use a fascinating approach that helps you to weigh up Dawkins' beliefs — As you explore Dawkins' dilemmas — • The dilemma of a flawed world • The dilemma of humanity • The dilemma of atheism and probability • An intriguing chapter on: SETI — the search for meaning • The dilemma of the ultimate paradox And take a fresh look at the gospel of Christ.

Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins by Keith Ward
keith ward flea

Richard Dawkins recently claimed that 'no theologian has ever produced a satisfactory response to his arguments'. Well-known broadcaster and author Keith Ward is one of Britain's foremost philosopher-theologians. This is his response. Ward welcomes all comers into philosophy's world of clear definitions, sharp arguments, and diverse conclusions. But when Dawkins enters this world, his passion tends to get the better of him, and he descends into stereotyping, pastiche, and mockery. In this stimulating and thought-provoking philosophical challenge, Ward demonstrates not only how Dawkins' arguments are flawed, but that a perfectly rational case can be made that there, almost certainly, is a God.

The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions
Devil's Delusion
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'The God Question: A Response to The God Delusion' by Rev. John Edgell

The Delusion of Disbelief: Why the New Atheism is a Threat to Your Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness
delusion disbelief
"The Confutation of Dawkins' The God Delusion" by Malcolm McLean

Richard Dawkins' book is systematically refuted. Dawkins' arguments are analysed, and invariably found wanting. However the confutation is charitable in tone, and sometimes allows that Dawkins may have a constructive point. A must read for anyone who has read "The God Delusion".
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God and the new atheism

Read an interview with the latest flea author John Haught at here (thanks to Richard Prins)

PZ Myers has done a nice breakdown of the above interview here


"Challenging Richard Dawkins: Why Richard Dawkins is Wrong About God"
Kathleen Jones Flea

God Is No Delusion: A Refutation of Richard Dawkins
god is no delusion

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.

Sam's Fleas

Richard's Fleas

And some general fleas:

The New Atheist Crusaders and Their Unholy Grail: The Misguided Quest to Destroy Your Faith

by Becky Garrison
unholy grail

The Truth Behind the New Atheism: Responding to the Emerging Challenges to God and Christianity
truth behind

"The New Atheists: The Twilight of Reason & The War on Religion"
by Tina Beattie
The new atheists



Viewpoints: Why is faith falling in the...

- - BBC News Comments

A new poll suggests that atheism is on the rise in the US, while those who consider themselves religious has dropped. What's the cause? Two writers debate.

Blasphemy Laws Exposed: The...

- - human rights first Comments

Blasphemy Laws Exposed: The Consequences of Criminalizing “Defamation of Religions”

Update - Too crazy even for the...

Ed Kilgore - Political Animal Comments

update - too crazy even for the evangelical right
Barton’s Fall From Grace

David Barton says his documents prove that the Founding Fathers were deeply religious men who built America on Christian ideas - but do his sources check out?

Pussy Riot's closing statement

Cory Doctorow - BoingBoing Comments

Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has given a tremendous closing statement, which is a masterful summary of Russian oligarchy

Refuting Richard: Dawkins Doesn’t “Get”...

Graham Veale - Saints & Sceptics? Comments

Refuting Richard: Dawkins Doesn’t “Get” God

Witchcraft-based child abuse: Action...

- - BBC News Comments

The government has launched an action plan to tackle child abuse linked to witchcraft or religion in England.



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