Philosophy in the Community-The New Atheists: Threat or Menace?
The next Philosophy in the Community will be Sept. 8 at the Refinery.
Description George Williamson to speak in the Philosophy in the Community series.
St. James Church Basement
609 Dufferin Avenue
(at 12th Street, just off Broadway)
The so-called “New Atheists” have been a media and publishing phenomenon since their appearance in the years following 9/11 and have provoked a considerably hostile reaction, not only among the religious but among other atheists as well. They have been accused of being offensive, dogmatic, intolerant and counter-productive. But what really is ‘new’ about the New Atheists? And what have they done to deserve the hostility directed their way? Why do other atheists attack them? Ultimately, is the New Atheism a positive development or will it just make things worse?