A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this excellent blog post by theistic philosopher (yes, they do exist!) Edward Feser entitled “So You Think You Understand the Cosmological Argument?”. After reading it, my mind had concluded three things: Feser can certainly write, boy, can he can gun sling (argue) and jeepers, I need to feature this on my humble blog.
You see, prior to blogging, I’ve always been irritated by the lack of respect the New Atheists seem to have for theism as a position, and Feser expresses the same sentiment in his post. They dismiss it without giving it any legitimate consideration. They ignore the rich intellectual history behind theism and the erudite people who contributed to its ideology. May I please insert how antithetical to free-thinking—a virtue all New Atheists hold in high regard—such an attitude is. One of my goals with this is blog is to directly combat this pompous predilection. So if you are an atheist, who has Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett’s books on your shelves and their disembodied heads on either your boxers or briefs, this post is for you!
I honestly hope this blog to be somewhat educational in the sense that if you feel like you’re in the “Four Horsemen’s” khanate, you won’t want to be after interfacing with this blog. I don’t aim to convert, but to inform. As an atheist, I want you to be embarrassed by the bedside manner of Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett. I’d rather you desert the “Golden Horde” and become a full-time member of David Hume and Bertrand Russell’s pub instead. Drink their Kool-Aid; it has a more substantive flavor and it’s on draught.
P.S. Read Feser’s post.