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Saturday, October 09, 2010

A takedown of a "new atheist"

Never sell The New York Times short. The NYT Book Review section has a review of the new Sam Harris anti-religion book, The Moral Landscape, written by the esteemed scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah. It is a subtle analysis (though short) as one would expect from a philosopher, so it requires careful reading, but it is very encouraging to Christians who are trying to think through the "new atheism." I have noticed this about Appiah in the past, as well. (Parenthetically, Appiah is openly gay and has a partner. I mention this to show how important it is to acknowledge gay allies. )

The NYT search feature is not working right now (on my computer, anyway) but the date is October 3, 2010 and the (ironic) title of Appiah's review is "Science Knows Best."