The Ascent of Atheism

on December 14, 2007
Share:

Being an atheist has never been so popular—at least in the publishing business.

Last year, as the intelligent design controversies took a break in America’s public schools, bestselling books on atheism and evolution proliferated. Among them were Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, and God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.

Most of the ink spilled by Dawkins’ poisonous pen attacks Christianity, though it’s misdirected because the motive behind this slew of anti-religion books seems to be the violence of Muslims.

Not surprisingly, these books by intellectuals are highly emotional and often shrill. Why are intelligent people so angry about Someone they don’t believe exists?

Answers Magazine

January – March 2008

This collector’s quality issue is a special, extended 112-page issue about astronomy, covering the big bang, black holes, space exploration, and much more!

Browse Issue Subscribe

Risk-free trial issue!

Risk-free trial issue!

If you decide you want to keep Answers coming, simply pay your invoice for just $24 and receive four issues (a full year) more. If not, write “cancel” across the invoice and return it. The trial issue is yours to keep, regardless!

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
New subscribers only. No gift subscriptions.
Offer valid in U.S. only.

Newsletter

Get the latest answers emailed to you or sign up for our free print newsletter.

See All Lists

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn more