By R. Albert Mohler Jr.
A top Christian highbrow explores the latest pressure of atheism, its ultimate thinkers, the cultural stipulations that experience bred it, and the way Christians should still respond.
Something has replaced in American tradition. What for years used to be a little-regarded trust system-atheism-has now received a wide, and extending, nationwide listening to in the course of the writings of "new atheists" resembling Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens.
Wanting to either tell and equip serious-minded Christians relating to this cultural shift, R. Albert Mohler Jr. explores the surroundings that has bred the "new atheism" whereas additionally introducing readers to the movement's 4 prime thinkers and the contours in their arguments. Mohler-deemed "the reigning highbrow of the evangelical circulation within the US" by way of Time magazine-then makes use of this origin to pinpoint 8 significant distinctives that make the recent atheism new, and to debate the way forward for Christianity in dating to it.
At university and locally, Christians are certain to stumble upon those that were formed via this pressure of atheism. this is prepared perception that any believer can use to appreciate and problem the recent atheists.
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Now there are not only alternatives to the biblical worldview available, but these alternatives are declared to be superior. Indeed if nonbelief was an oddity in the first stage—so much that it was considered eccentric and even dangerous—in this third stage it is theism that is considered eccentric and dangerous. Theism is not just something we have moved beyond, not just something we ought to put behind us as belonging to an infantile or adolescent period of human development. It is actually dangerous, because people who believe in God are dangerous people who do dangerous things.
With the New Atheists, the argument is that what the Bible presents is an untenable God. The New Atheists acknowledge that the God of the Bible can be fairly well known, that he has (according to his believers) spoken in a book and defined himself. But building upon the thought of the protest atheists in the twentieth century, who rejected belief in any God in the wake of the Holocaust, the New Atheists go further to declare that it is now evil to believe in God—specifically, in the God of the Bible.
All of these writers to some extent—and Sam Harris to the greatest extent, perhaps—are really trying to embolden fellow secular20Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation (New York: Knopf, 2006). viii. , 50 The Assault on Theism ists. They are trying to make secularism more mainstream. Last year an atheist group launched a hunt for the highest ranking atheist official in America. After much searching, they finally found Representative Pete Stark of California who, unfortunately for their movement, was not able to explain very well when the microphone was put in front of him why he didn’t believe in God.