New Atheist Charlatans: Part IX

I’m currently in the process of moving, so I won’t be blogging regularly. I have prewritten a series of posts critiquing the so-called “New Atheist” movement. I was originally going to submit these as a full article on Miguk Minute, but I decided to release them here instead. I’ll be back with regular blogging in two weeks or so. Enjoy!

 

Religion is complicated. To separate religion from culture, history, economics and social conditions is to do a disservice to your audience. How do you talk about radical Islam without talking about colonialism in the Middle East? How do you criticize right-wing Christianity in the United States without looking at its corporate financiers? How do you blame female genital mutilation on Islam without taking culture and geography into account?