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What scares the new atheists

Article by John Gray from a few weeks back (and surprisingly in The Guardian). It’s a reassuringly simple equation. In fact there are no reliable connections – whether in logic or history – between atheism, science and liberal values. When organised as a movement and backed by the power of the state, atheist ideologies have…

Atheism and God: Review of de Botton and Scruton

Here’s a review of Alain de Botton’s and Roger Scruton’s latest book, the most recent entries into what has become a thriving publishing niche. The reviewer is rather scathing of de Botton: He is an aggregator of ideas rather than an original thinker, but his skill is to write simply about complex ideas and he gives…