(RNS) 9/11 gave birth to an aggressive breed who are termed `New Atheists’ by some

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In September 2001, Sam Harris was an unknown doctoral student who didn't believe in God.

But after the World Trade Center crumbled on 9/11, he put his studies aside to write a book that became an instant best-seller -- and changed the way atheists, and perhaps Muslims, are perceived in this country.

Published in 2004, Harris's "The End of Faith" launched the so-called "New Atheist" movement, a make-no-apologies ideology that maintains that religion is not just flawed, but evil, and must be rejected.

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Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Charles52 wrote:

If only Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot had been atheists! Think of the tens of millions who could have been saved!

August 31, 10:32 am | [comment link]
2. Capt. Father Warren wrote:

Yawn…..go look up Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and George Grote in mid 19th century English history.  Key church obstructionists in the Utilitarian movement in post-Tractarian times.

August 31, 3:43 pm | [comment link]
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