Atheism Remix by R. Albert Mohler

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Atheism Remix is a sort of starter kit for understanding the New Atheism which has gained much attention today. In less than 100 relatively easy to read pages Mohler explains the central elements of the New Atheism (pp. 17, 23, 25-26, 36-37, 54-63), identifies and gives a brief background for each of the key leaders: Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens (he calls them “the Four Horsemen of the New Atheist Apocalypse” (pp. 39ff), distinguishes the New Atheism from the atheism of Nietzsche, Marx, Darwin and Freud, and offers some sharp criticism via the writings of Alvin Plantinga and Alister McGrath, two well-known evangelical thinkers.

Atheism Remix is not a comprehensive study of the New Atheism, but it is a good beginning and probably enough for the average Christian desiring to get a handle on what is going on. For deeper investigation the student could turn to the resources Mohler recommends.

Fundamentally, the New Atheism is different from other forms of atheism in its joyful evangelistic zeal to smash all opposing views and establish Darwinian atheism as the one standing truth claim. That millions have read the books of the “Four Horseman” is evidence that many are being persuaded to their cause.

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