Sunday, May 09, 2010

Answers to the New Atheists

A new book by Marilynne Robinson is always a reason to rejoice! Basically, everything she's written has been nominated or won a major prize (the Pulitzer for Fiction, to name but one).

Unapologetically Christian, now she replies to the new atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens and the like) via a series of (video) lectures at Yale, that have become Absence of Mind.

To get a quick intro, watch this video.

Here's an excerpt:

"But Robinson is very critical of the work of the so-called new atheists.

ROBINSON: I think this sort of avalanche of literature we have gotten lately is very second-rate. It simply is not well informed and not well considered. I mean I consider it to be kind of noise."

1 comment:

Joel Riley said...

i'm excited for this. New Atheism is my archnemisis (sp?).