Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Four Atheist Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Julian Baggini identifies Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens as "the four atheist horsemen of the apocalypse," describing them as "the biggest phenomenon in popular atheism since Bertrand Russell."

Baggini, the author of Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, offers an assessment of Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens which is far from positive: "the kind of comments the four horsemen make in newspaper articles and interviews... has been unhelpful in many ways. In short, the new atheism gets atheism wrong, gets religion wrong, and is counterproductive."

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