One of the Editors of a New Book ‘Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism’ Responds to Your Criticism

A few weeks ago, I posted an excerpt from a new book called True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism, edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer.

Their goal was to refute some of the claims made by popular atheists. While I don’t normally post excerpts from Christian books, I though this one would be interesting because the editors agreed to respond to your comments (and criticism).

And Tom Gilson has done just that. Below is his response to many of the points you all made. I inserted links where I thought they would be helpful, but his response is otherwise unedited:

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Third Grader’s Attempt to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s State Fossil Foiled by Bible-Believing Senators

Earlier this year, third grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives with a request: South Carolina didn’t have an official state fossil, so could the Wooly Mammoth claim that title?



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Christian School Pushes Out Eight-Year-Old Girl Because She Doesn’t Look Feminine Enough

I’ve heard plenty of stories about Christian schools kicking out students. I’ve heard about them kicking out students who were openly gay. I’ve heard about them kicking out students whose parents were gay. But what happened to Sunnie Kahle was news even to me.

Timberlake Christian Schools in Virginia is essentially forcing her out because she doesn’t look feminine enough:

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Homeopathic Products Recalled Because They Might Have Actual Medicine In Them

This actually happened:



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Why the Death of Fred Phelps Leaves Me with Mixed Feelings

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the legacy of Fred Phelps and whether he may have inadvertently helped the gay rights movement:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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