David Bentley Hart is Disappointed with the New Atheists

Take, for instance, the recently published 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists. Simple probability, surely, would seem to dictate that a collection of essays by fifty fairly intelligent and zealous atheists would contain at least one logically compelling, deeply informed, morally profound, or conceptually arresting argument for not believing in God. Certainly that was my hope in picking it up. Instead, I came away from the whole drab assemblage of preachments and preenings feeling rather as if I had just left a large banquet at which I had been made to dine entirely on crushed ice and water vapor. Read More»

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  1. There’s a book called “Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism” (Paul C. Vitz). As per the title, the author documents that a large number of atheists were/are fatherless or had/have horrible relationships with their fathers. A pastor at a church I visited over the week-end cited it for Father’s Day, to show to men that fathering is very important.

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