Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. on the New Atheist

In his excellent book, Atheist Remix, Al Mohler differentiates the 20th century atheist and the New Atheist (composed of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens) on the subject of God: Twentieth-century atheists generally addressed themselves to the philosophical idea of a supernatural being or to the evil of a God who does not prevent moral evil. Whether it was Logical Positivism or some later variant of postmodernism, the suggestion was that “god” is an untenable idea. With the New Atheists, the argument is that what the Bible presents is an untenable God. The New Atheists acknowledge that the God of the Bible can be fairly well known, that he has (according to his believers) spoken in a book and defined himself. But building upon the thought of the protest atheists in the twentieth century, who rejected belief in any God in the wake of the Holocaust, the New Atheists go further to declare that it is now evil to believe in God—specifically, in the God of the Bible. (“Atheism Remix:A Christian confronts the New Atheist” by Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., pp. 55, 2008 published by Crossway Books)


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