April 15th, 2009
Good news! Just what you’ve been waiting for is here. Dr. Fernandes new book, The Atheist Delusion, is about to be released. As a gesture of love, here are some samples from the first chapter.
THE NEW ATHEISTS
A new breed of atheists has arrived on the scene. No longer content with intellectual dialogue with Christians or others who believe in the existence of God, these new atheists use rhetoric that portrays religious believers as the main cause of the major problems we face today. Implied in their rhetoric is the idea that Christianity and traditional religions need to be silenced or removed for mankind to move forward. They seem to lack patience for “religious people” and believe that it is time to stifle their voices.
Several of these new, militant atheists are Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion), Christopher Hitchens (author of God is not Great-How Religion Poisons Everything), and Sam Harris (author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation). This book will focus on the work of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. It will not be possible to deal with every nuance of their arguments, but we will try to refute the main points of their atheist polemic. We will also attempt to provide the reader with a general defense of biblical Christianity.
RELIGION POISONS EVERYTHING
The new atheists believe that religion (i.e., belief in God) is the cause for all (or at least most) of the problems that have occurred throughout human history. Religion is the cause of all the wars, violence, and racism. If we want the world to be a peaceful, loving place to live, then we need to silence the voice of religion. “Religion poisons everything.” These atheists stand in judgment on religion and condemn religion as being immoral.6 Apparently Dawkins and Hitchens believe that, if atheism were universally embraced, much of the world’s problems would simply go away.
Hold on for more!