Saturday, March 28, 2009

David Hart on the New Atheists

R.R. Reno has a post about David Hart's new book, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Yale University Press).

A couple of quotes from Hart's book:

“By comparison to these men [Hume, Gibbon, Neitzsche] today’s gadflies seem far lazier, less insightful, less subtle, less refined, more emotional, more ethically complacent, and far more interested in facile simplifications of history than in sober and demanding investigations of what Christianity has been or is.”

“Atheism that consists in vacuous arguments afloat on oceans of historical ignorance, made turbulent by storms of strident self-righteousness, is as contemptible as any other form of dreary fundamentalism.”