The New Atheists
Jan. 31 -
Kerby Anderson — Many of the best selling books over the last few years have
been written by the New Atheists. I’d like to consider some of the criticisms
brought by these individuals and provide brief answers. You may never meet one
of these authors, but you are quite likely to encounter these arguments as you
talk with people who are skeptical about Christianity.
For our discussion, we will be using the general outline of
the book Is God Just a Human Invention? written by Sean McDowell and
Jonathan Morrow. I would encourage you to read the book for a fuller
discussion not only of the topics considered here but of many others as well.
You cannot read a book by the New Atheists without
encountering their claim that religion is blind, irrational, and without any
evidence. Richard Dawkins makes his feelings known by the title of one of his
books: The God Delusion.
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"Although Pat Zukeran did a Probe radio program some time ago on the New Atheists, I decided to revisit the topic because of a great book (Is God Just a Human Invention) written by Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow. They had such good, practical suggestions on how to respond to people using slogans and ideas from the New Atheists."
Kerby is National Director of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale and Georgetown Universities. He is the author of several books and the host of "Point of View" (USA Radio Network) in addition to being the most frequent contributor to the Probe radio program. Kerby also produces a daily syndicated radio and web commentary.
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