Internet Goosing the Antithesis

Thursday, November 17, 2005

My anthology reviewed... ?

I just got the surprise of the year when I learned that an inconsequential anthology of my Suite 101 Atheism column just got reviewed in an online magazine of international politics... ?!

What the hell ?

Even more surprising, the reviewer understands my point of view, and even agrees with me !

Anti-theists (such as Tremblay and myself) regard religion as an unmitigated evil that must be eradicated to make for a better world.


In the chapters he dedicates to refuting the bogus arguments from design, he refers to the works of George Smith, Michael Martin, and Corey Washington. His own treatment of the issue is even more original and refreshing - complexity and order do not a design make, he shows.


If you want to survey the emerging battle lines between the regrouping forces of reason and the resurging Dark Ages - read this book. It is a gem of a guide to the real Armageddon that is upon us.


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At 11/17/2005 11:38 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

Wow. What a random but complimentary occurrence. Congrats, Franc.

At 11/17/2005 1:13 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Sweet! Some good publicity!

At 11/17/2005 1:38 PM, Blogger Niels declaimed...



> Atheism is a religion, yet another faith. <


> It is founded on the improvable and unfalsifiable belief (universal negative) that there is no God. <

If god-existence is unfalsifiable, then belief is arbitrary. So atheism is simply rationality. We know why it's unfalsifiable, because no-one wants to define anything; if he could there'd be no need for faith. Once again: atheism not a belief.

> Agnosticism is about keeping an open mind: God may or may not exist. There is no convincing case either way. <

If there is no convincing way FOR theism, then it's wholly unimportant. And as we know agnoticism is another word for skepticism and is not a belief position. Atheism is de default.

At 11/17/2005 4:22 PM, Blogger Hellbound Alleee declaimed...

I think agnosticism is about shutting down one's mind in order to ensure a safe ignorance. Not "keeping an open mind."

But Franc should get more reviews like this.



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