I was scanning John Stackhouse’s blog last week and found he has written an engaging critique of a talk by Richard Dawkins at the University of British Columbia.
Personally I preferred the old Atheism which stretched my thinking more. This new breed of writers seem to have separated Atheism from rationalism in a rather ironic way and, IMO, are less thought provoking as a consequence. I was particularly bemused by Dawkins’ response to the vegetarians. Maybe we should start emailing him pictures of pigs, asking “What would Babe do?”, to encourage Dawkins to think things through more.
But, on a more serious note, I really wish he would take a theology 101 course so that when he critiques Christianity (and other religions) he actually has something more than a childhood projection of Christianity (and other religions) out in front of him. Christians have out course been guilty of doing the same thing to Atheists, but surely true rationalists would seek to move beyond that?