Friday, 20 March 2009

The New Atheist Movement is destructive

"I am not happy about the public rhetoric of the new atheism, which has the most powerful effect on how people perceive people like me. Anyone committed to the proper use of reason and evidence should use both to see that this rhetoric matters, whether they like it or not, and modify their approach accordingly."
Unfortunate headline (not mine) to a more qualified critique of the New Atheism in Fritanke, the magazine of the Norwegian humanists. For this, I have been burned as a heretic by many of the commenters at, who call me variously a flea, a fool and a pompous air bag. And that's only reading down to comment 11 of 83 at the time of writing.