Madeleine Bunting on the “new atheist” debates. (In the Guardian.)
What many argue is that the New Atheist debate has ended up down an intellectual dead end; there are only so many times you can argue that religion is a load of baloney. … They see the New Atheists mirroring a particular strain of fundamentalist Christianity with no knowledge of the vast variety of other forms of religious faith. In common with their Christian opponents, they share “the inner glow of complete certainty” – as Wilson describes his atheist conversion.
My thoughts exactly. Bunting goes on to discuss a few thinkers who are offering more nuanced approaches to the issues. Interesting thoughts on the nature of belief. Worth a read. (HT: U of T press on Twitter)