Instead of “New Atheism,” how about popular atheism?

I should have included this in yesterday’s post, but here’s an idea: instead of the inaccurate term “New Atheism,” or the in-jokey “Gnu Atheism,” how about “popular atheism”?

That captures the real difference between Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens compared to their predecessors: they had unprecedented success reaching a mass audience. If we’re lucky, we could even con the haters into adopting the term, since “popular” has negative connotations as well as positive.

Did Chris Mooney have a point?
Arguments for the existence of something that sounds kind of like a god
Bertrand Russell explains Ray Comfort
Peter van Inwagen's argument for Christianity

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