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Perry Marshall: Dawkins ruined atheism

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From Perry Marshall’s blog, Cosmic Fingerprints:

Not only has Dawkins ruined science, he’s ruined atheism too.

20 years ago, an atheist was an intellectual with whom one could have a reasonable dialogue.

Today, most people experience atheists as bellicose angry males who commonly suffer from depression, who post anonymous tirades all over the internet so they can share their misery with everyone else.

We have the New Atheists to thank for this. And their four horsemen. Dawkins – Dennett – Harris – Hitchens.

Wanna have an intelligent discussion about atheism? Read Voltaire, Nietzche or Bertrand Russell. Agree or disagree, they will force you to think.

Wanna have a pointless shouting match with a bunch of mannerless name-callers who make up just-so stories about warm ponds and lucky lightning strikes and think they’re doing science? Sit down with guys who read Krauss, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris. Walk into a roomful of Dawkins fans. More.

File:A small cup of coffee.JPG We miss the intellectual atheist too. Our supply is always endangered because so many convert…

Worse, zillions of trolls discovered Dawkins at the same time as they learned that one is allowed to use swear words on the Internet. Patchy Ausstechformen

This too shall pass.

See also: Michael Flannery: Astounding News Flash!—Perry Marshall Singlehandedly Breaks the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design (or maybe not)

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4 Replies to “Perry Marshall: Dawkins ruined atheism

  1. 1
    Mapou says:

    And if you want to be bored to death, watch Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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    Aleta says:

    Today, most people experience atheists as bellicose angry males who commonly suffer from depression, who post anonymous tirades all over the internet so they can share their misery with everyone else.

    That doesn’t describe me! 🙂

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    bornagain77 says:

    Antony Flew on God and Atheism – Lee Strobel interview – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHUtMEru4pQ

    “I now believe that the universe was brought into existence by an infinite intelligence. I believe that the universe’s intricate laws manifest what scientists have called the Mind of God. I believe that life and reproduction originate in a divine Source. Why do I believe this, given that I expounded and defended atheism for more than a half century? The short answer is this: this is the world picture, as I see it, that has emerged from modern science.”
    Antony Flew – world’s leading atheist philosopher for most of his adult life until a few years shortly before his death
    The Case for a Creator – Lee Strobel (Nov. 25, 2012) – video (26:00 minute mark)
    http://www.saddleback.com/mc/m/ee32d/

    Documentation: A Reply to Richard Dawkins
    by Antony Flew – December 2008
    Excerpt: This whole business makes all too clear that Dawkins is not interested in the truth as such. He is primarily concerned to discredit an ideological opponent by any available means. That would itself constitute sufficient reason for suspecting that the whole enterprise of The God Delusion was not, as it at least pretended to be, an attempt to discover and spread knowledge of the existence or nonexistence of God but rather an attempt”an extremely successful one”to spread the author’s own convictions in this area.
    http://www.firstthings.com/art.....rd-dawkins

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    Mung says:

    Aleta: That doesn’t describe me!

    ok, so you are neither angry nor depressed.

    🙂

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