An Atheist New World Order – A One World Atheist ReligionFollowing on the steps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, who conceived of a civil religion) and Auguste Comte (1798-1857, who conceived of a religion of humanity), the New Atheists tear down Christianity and seek to build their church in the rubble.Daniel Dennett stated:
…there could be a rational religion.1
Sam Harris elucidates:
There would be a religion of reason…We would be able to invoke the power of poetry and ritual and silent contemplation and all the variables of happiness so that we could exploit them. Call it prayer, but we would have prayer without bull****… At some point, there is going to be enough pressure that it is just going to be too embarrassing to believe in God.2 [expletive censored]
Dan Barker (of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) declared:
Darwin has bequeathed what is good….abortion is a blessing.3
Dan Barker also stated:
Atheism and Freethought and true humanistic morality are, are so much more clear, so much more useful, so much more reasonable…Atheists and agnostics are more accountable they are more moral…true humanistic morality which is much superior to Christian morality.4
Michael Martin (atheist philosopher and professor emeritus at Boston University) stated:
I’m nicer than God…Atheism is so special. So life affirming. So, so superior morally to the Christian system. So more respectful of human dignity and, and human intelligence.5
Michael Shermer stated that his study of evolution was:
…far more enlightening and transcendent, spiritual, than anything I had experienced in seven years of being a born-again Christian.6
Michael Shermer also made reference to, “the spiritual side of science” which he referred to “sciensuality.”7Richard Dawkins stated:
…you and I probably do have…feelings that may very well be akin to a kind of mystical wonder when we contemplate the stars, when we contemplate the galaxies, when we contemplate life, the sheer expanse of geological time. I experience, and I expect you experience, internal feelings which sound pretty much like um, what mystics feel, and they call it God….contemplating mitochondria is actually much grander than anything that you will get by contemplating the traditional objects of religious mysticism.8
Richard Dawkins also stated:
…science does have some of religion’s virtues…almost worship…beyond the wildest dreams of saints and mystics…far outclasses any of the…world’s relegions…The universe at large couldn’t possibly be anything other than indifferent to Christ, his birth, his passion, and his death.9
These attempts to co-opt science for the purposes of filling the God shaped hole in every human heart are fulfillments of Romans 1:18-23, 25:
…men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man…who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Fuller quotes are provided in History of Atheism.By the term “child abuse,” the New Atheists refer to teaching your children your faith. They consider this worse than physical abuse. They not only condemn this but seek to dictate childrearing.Daniel Dennett wrote:
…many declare, there is the sacred and inviolable right of life…On the other hand, many of the same people declare that, once born, the child loses its right not to be indoctrinated or brainwashed or otherwise psychologically abused by those parents.10
Richard Dawkins stated:
It’s one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society stepping in?11
Richard Dawkins also stated:
A phrase like “Catholic child” or “Muslim child” should clang furious bells of protest in the mind…Catholic child? Flinch. Protestant child? Squirm. Muslim child? Shudder.
The ultimate goal (besides “society stepping in” shudder) is that this, “might lead children to choose no religion at all.”12The New Atheists seem to overlook the fact that children sometimes are referred to in such a way due to cultural and/or social considerations and not theological. For instance, Judaism has a Bar/Bat Mitzvah when a child becomes a willing/thinking adult and decides to make a commitment to the faith. Likewise, various forms of Christianity have confirmation, etc.
Next we will consider whether the new atheist movement is dead.
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