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August 6, 2007

Ignoring The 20th Century's Godless Atrocities

Topics: Faith

In his piece on Sunday titled Ignoring Century's Godless Atrocities, Borden Painter, an Episcopal priest, calls three recent best-selling authors to task for their use of "flawed history to support their arguments." Painter writes that Christopher Hitchens in "God Is Not Great," Richard Dawkins in "The God Delusion" and Sam Harris in "The End of Faith" - asserted that atheism must replace religious faith because the past proves the dangers of religion so persuasively that only denying God will save us from the crimes of religion. According to Painter, all three authors offer historical evidence based on a framework that most historians abandoned when it broke down during the great upheavals of the past century.

And, as Painter notes, in denying God, they also deny the history of the 20th century.

Posted by Richard at August 6, 2007 6:05 PM



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