Lecture of the Week; R. Albert Mohler

This week’s lecture is the second in a four part lectureship that R. Albert Mohler conducted at Dallas Theological Seminary on the topic of the New Atheism. This lecture, entitled, “The New Atheism and the Assault on Theism,” addresses the rise of Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett philosophical contributions of each man’s work. Click here to watch or listen.

    • russellandduenes
    • April 6th, 2009

    I haven’t watched the lecture yet, but thanks for posting these. I am quite familiar with the “new atheists,” and really, there’s nothing “new” about their arguments. They are rather tired and uncritical. What bothers me more than anything is their unwillingness to face up to the moral consequences of their atheism. They want “no God,” but robust moral condemnation and absolutes anyway. This is simply not possible. Further, if these atheists are truly worried about the proliferation of religion, maybe they should stop writing pseudo-intellectual tracts against theism, and start writing books giving their atheists brethren good reasons to pro-create. For if they were really looking at the demographics, they would realize that atheists are a dying breed, and it’s the religious people who are populating the planet and training up new religionists. I suggest they do the same for atheism if they want to see their tribe increase. Don’t hold your breath.

  1. I agree – there are really no “new” atheists. Just “garden variety atheists.” They are all imitating Satan’s ploy in the “Garden” of Eden whether they admit it or not.

  2. Completely agreed. however the way the disbleif is presented has changed; it is more argumentative in nature now and I really appreciate who Mohler draws out these changes.

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