New Atheism Essay

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY NEW ATHEISM A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. ADONIS VIDU IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE APOL 500 LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY LYNCHBERG, VIRGINA OCTOBER 11th, 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction……………………………………………………………………………1 New Atheist’s Origin……………………………………………………......................2 New Atheist Worldview…………………………………………………………….....3 Views on Religion…………………………………………………………......4 Views on Morality………………………………………………………….....5 Views on Scientific Evaluation ……………………………………………….5 Challenges with New Atheist Worldview…..…………………………………………6 Views on Religion……………………………………………………………..7 Views on Morality…………………………………………………………….7 Views on Scientific Evaluation………………………………………………..8 Christianity as an Alternative…………………………………………………………10 Conclusion - A Plan for Salvation…………………………………………………….13 Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………..14 INTRODUCTION From the first century and the formation of the Church and up until our present age, Christians have faced opposition from various groups, one of them being atheists. Atheism is contrasted with theism and on a broader sense opposes the existence of any form of deity. For most of their existence, Atheists have not been aggressively outspoken about their opposing beliefs against religion. However, over the last couple of decades, Christianity, along with religion in general, has received a massive amount public criticism stemming from the emergence of a group called the New Atheists. New Atheists are not much different than traditional atheists, except that they are very active in their pursuit of convincing others that Christianity, as well as all religions, is not only false, but also harmful to society, and

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