Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, March 14, 2008 9:43 pm

Little boy lost

Filed under: Religion — Lex @ 9:43 pm
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Chris Hedges has written at least one strikingly good (if depressing) book, “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.”

Unfortunately, he apparently has concluded that expertise in one area automatically confers expertise in others. He has written a new book criticizing what he calls the New Atheists — people like author Sam Harris (“The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason”) for daring to point out problems with organized religion. He summarizes the book here … and P.Z. Myers levels a short but effective smackdown.

I hold no brief for atheists, but I do expect a little more intellectual rigor from someone of Hedges’ stature than to liken atheists to Pat Robertson. I mean, c’mon, that trope was weak and tired 30 years ago.

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