Posted: October 20, 2009.
Print: Foreign Policy
Karen Armstrong attempts to defend religion against what she considers common critiques. Instead she ends up making excuses for the problems religion creates while shifting the blame onto “overly aggressive secularization” and “so-called new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.” Foreign Policy has given her a serious platform to make blatant misrepresentations, “In claiming that God is the source of all human cruelty, Hitchens and Dawkins ignore some of the darker facets of modern secular society” and begins the article in error claiming The Economist published a “God is Dead” cover in 1999. To Armstrong it’s all about not “giving unnecessary offense.” This shameful article boils down to “Think Again” atheist! Keep your mouth shut.