New Atheists Attacked by Fellow Secularists for ‘Islamophobia’

The American Vision: Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris are often described as the “Unholy Trinity of Atheism.” When you add Daniel C. Dennett to the mix, the Unholy Trinity becomes the Four Horsemen of the New Atheism. Even in their atheism these atheists can’t escape religion. They are defined by religion. Even the name ‘atheist’ (a = no + theos = God) requires theism to make sense.

The latest attack on the atheistic troika is not coming from Christians but from their fellow secularists:

“Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris are on the receiving end of stinging criticism from fellow liberal non-believers who say their particular brand of atheism has swung from being a scientifically rigorous attack on all religions to a populist and crude hatred of Islam.”

I’m not sure why Christopher Hitchens is being mentioned since he died in December of 2011 from esophageal cancer.

Hitchens was an ardent critic of Islam, especially after the events of 9/11, but he was an equal opportunity critic of all religion. He described Christianity as a “wicked cult.” (Not to be outdone, Dawkins said that Christianity is the “root of all evil” and Harris, with similar vitriol, described Christianity as “pernicious” and the “vilest lunacy.”)


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