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I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
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Jun 29, 09

did not like it
bookshelves: abandoned
Recommended for: nobody
Read in June, 2009

This book was rubbish. It was nothing but an opportunity for the author to air out some personal grievances he has with a couple of prominent atheists he happened to debate.

His main argument is that atheists are similar to Abrahamic fundamentalists in that they --

1. Use their belief in Utopia to justify all manners of violent atrocities.
2. Are inherently racist towards Muslims.
3. Are unwilling to entertain opinions and viewpoints that differ from their own.

I read about half of the book before I was overwhelmed by how much it all smacks of personal, petty vendetta.

L'Anthony summarizes it thusly:

"This is a transparent, ultra-personal mishmash of ad hominem attacks. Saying that "the new atheism" is bad because some new atheists are racists is like saying that football is bad because some players are bad students."
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Christopher I just overheard somebody ordering a Chris Hedges book at the library.

It harkened to mind how much I hate Chris Hedges.

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