Friday, February 22, 2013

A rabbi bashes the new atheists

It's Rabbi Moshe Averick.

Classic line: Wouldn’t it have been simpler to reprint Bertrand Russell’s succinct essay, “Why I Am Not Theist,”  and have been done with it?

Well, actually the essay was entitled "Why I am not a Christian." But the point still stands.


Papalinton said...

Yes. Like you Victor, I got a great laugh out of the reviews and comments at Amazon on this little piece of hurt and bruised Judaic pride.

Steven Carr said...

Those new atheists are nothing like the good old (and now safely dead) atheists like Russell.

Can you imagine Dawkins writing 'Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. '

Can you imagine Dawkins making such philosophical blunders as 'I read John Stuart Mill's Autobiography, and I there found this sentence: "My father taught me that the question 'Who made me?' cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question `Who made god?'" That very simple sentence showed me, as I still think, the fallacy in the argument of the First Cause. If everything must have a cause, then God must have a cause.'

No wonder Christians prefer the good old dead atheists like Russell.

Russell was so easy to beat, while modern atheists produce arguments that Christian apologists like Plantinga can only 'defeat' by claiming 'It is possible you are wrong....'