Skepticism, Agnosticism and Atheism: A Brief History of Unbelief

Friday, 29 Feb 2008

Christians who feel besieged by the athiest onslaught in recent years would do well to know their history. Atheists, it seems, are like the poor--they have been and always will be with us.
The last two years have been good for atheism. A rash of books making the case for unbelief, including Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion (2006) and Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007), have sold millions of copies. Strident atheist Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, one of his atheistic tomes designed to rescue children from belief in God, was made into a movie. Even pop star Elton John got into the act, calling for a ban on religion. Leaders of the so-called New Atheism are aggressive and proselytizing. They don't just ...

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