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The New Naysayers

In the midst of religious revival, three scholars argue that atheism is smarter.

By Jerry Adler

Newsweek

Sept. 11, 2006 issue - Americans answered the atrocities of September 11, overwhelmingly, with faith. Attacked in the name of God, they turned to God for comfort; in the week after the attacks, nearly 70 percent said they were praying more than usual. Confronted by a hatred that seemed inexplicable, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson proclaimed that God was mad at America because it harbored feminists, gays and civil libertarians. Sam Harris, then a 34-year-old graduate student in neuroscience, had a different reaction. On Sept. 12, he began a book. If, he reasoned, young men were slaughtering people in the name of religion



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Of course, the author of the article is not a fan of these three "Naysayers"...he is a sheep, it seems, like the rest.

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Evolution isn't necessarily incompatible with faith, even with evangelical Christianity. Several new books



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Now that I think about it...maybe this would be better as a separate thread in the Dennett forum?

Chris, Tara...could you move this there?

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