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I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
I Don't Believe in Atheists

BadIdea, March 13, 2008

I have a hard time understanding how Hedges expects to be taken seriously. The idea that any of the writers he's attacking are utopians, who think the world would be perfect without religion, is simply false. Explicitly so. The idea that they do not make moral arguments against religious faith is false. And so on.

It looks to me like Hedges is angry about getting roughed up in a couple of debates by Harris and Hitchens, and so has decided to throw the kitchen sink back at them. And it seems to have led him to lose his senses. Apparently, Hedges now thinks that he can accuse someone of believing in nothing and then also of being a starry-eyed naive utopian, all at the same time.

Looks to me like the result is yet another tiresome exercise in "look how moderate I can pretend to be if I call everyone else equally extreme" posturing.
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