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When Atheism Becomes Religion: America's New Fundamentalists

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From the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;American Fascistsandlt;/iandgt; and the NBCC finalist for andlt;iandgt;War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaningandlt;/iandgt; comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion to advance the worst of global capitalism, intolerance and imperial projects. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, has long been a courageous voice in a world where there are too few. He observes that there are two radical, polarized and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: the fundamentalists who see religious faith as their prerogative, and the new atheists who brand all religious belief as irrational and dangerous. Both sides use faith to promote a radical agenda, while the religious majority, those with a commitment to tolerance and compassion as well as to their faith, are caught in the middle. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;I Don't Believe in Atheistsandlt;/iandgt; critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith. Hedges identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Hedges claims that those who have placed blind faith in the morally neutral disciplines of reason and science create idols in their own image — a sin for either side of the spectrum. He makes an impassioned, intelligent case against religious and secular fundamentalism, which seeks to divide the world into those worthy of moral and intellectual consideration and those who should be condemned, silenced and eradicated. Hedges shatters the new atheists' assault against religion in America, and in doing so, makes way for new, moderate voices to join the debate. This is a book that must be read to understand the state of the battle about faith.

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of "The New Fascists" speaks out against religious and secular fundamentalism as he explores the New Atheists: those who attack religion to advance their causes.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Chris Hedgesandlt;/bandgt; was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for andlt;Iandgt;The New andlt;BRandgt;York Timesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Dallas Morning Newsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Christian Science andlt;BRandgt;Monitorandlt;/iandgt; and National Public Radio. He was a member of the team that won the andlt;BRandgt;2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International andlt;BRandgt;Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Hedges is the author of the bestseller andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;American Fascistsandlt;/iandgt; and National Book Critics Circle finalist for andlt;Iandgt;War Is andlt;BRandgt;a Force That Gives Us Meaningandlt;/iandgt;. He is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute andlt;BRandgt;and a Lannan Literary Fellow and has taught at Columbia University, New York andlt;BRandgt;University and Princeton University.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Prologue

1. The God Debate

2. Science and Religion

3. The New Fundamentalism

4. Self-Delusion

5. The Myth of Moral Progress

6. Humiliation and Revenge

7. The Illusive Self

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416570783
Subtitle:
America's New Fundamentalists
Author:
Hedges, Chris
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Agnosticism
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
index
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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