Monday, September 10, 2007

Atheistic Overconfidence

I have noticed the same thing. We will have to start distinguishing mere atheism (or agnosticism) from fundamentalist atheism!

Richard Dawkins is often accused of being a fundamentalist atheist. He dismisses theism almost without argument. The arguments he gives are often straw men or miss the point in some other way. He shows little familiarity with the best philosophical representatives of theism, and since his work on atheism is actually philosophy he's really dropped the ball in backing up his views. It ends up looking like mere dogmatism without much allowance for dialogue with the other side, i.e. fundamentalism. Read More.

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