ugh.

Another timeless addition to the philosophical metamind is going to be squeezed through the tightly clinched buttocks of a Southern Baptist later this month: Atheism Remix!

HAHAHAHA HE SAID ‘REMIX’! HES HIP AND CURRENT! HAHAHAHAHA! HES GETTIN JIGGY WITH IT! HAHAHA! THATLL APPEAL TO YOUNG PEOPLE!

ugh.

Yeah.

This 112 page literary triumph is one big FUCK YOU to the Four Horseman, containing shocking slaps in the face like:

The New Atheists are BOLD!
The New Atheists reject the Christian god!
The New Atheists reject Jesus Christ!
The New Atheists treat science like its RELIGION!
The New Atheists are EVANGELICAL atheists!

**zzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………**

Written by the YEC prez of the Southern Baptists, this is, I guess, the best they have. This is the best defense/offense they have against modern atheists.

*blink*

Neat.

**zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………**

Comments

  1. #1 Reed
    July 6, 2008

    From http://www.atheismremix.com/about-the-book.html

    The New Atheists are certainly right about one very important thing– it’s atheism or biblical theism. There is nothing in between.

    Uh-huh. If that represents the level of scholarship that went into the this book, we should all be deeply afraid… of laughing so hard we sploot beverages through our noses onto our keyboards.

  2. #2 clinteas
    July 6, 2008

    Hm,well Abbie,you see they are not writing this stuff for us,but for an audience of religulous intellectual simpletons to who the black-and-white stereotype thing appeals,makes them understand the world and go all warm and fuzzy to hear the evil atheists treat science like religion,makes them go all “I knew it !”
    So while all we can do is shake our head in unbelief to the idiocy and sheer dumdness of it,sure there is an audience out there that will think its great,and about time someone took it to them evil unbelievers !

  3. #3 clinteas
    July 6, 2008

    I like it how he calls new atheism a “strain” tho,that has a nice ring to it,Goebbels would be proud LOL
    And I reckon them hindus,muslims,jews etc wont be happy to hear there is only either atheism or biblical theism,I really like this attitude that the bible was pretty much written by early mesopotamian americans for todays americans,its so beautifully self-centered.

  4. #4 Paul Lundgren
    July 6, 2008

    Abbie, have you ever read the book, “unChristian” by David Kinnaman? It’s a book done by a Christian polling agency that basically says, “lots and lots of young people have an increasingly bad opinion of Evangelical Christians, and here’s why.” I can’t help but think of that book whenever I read something like this. Because at heart, even the ones who think they get the message really don’t. They can’t come at us with anything better than, “There is too a god…trust us.” And they fail to see how what they feel as certainty and conviction strikes us as being sanctimonious and nauseating.

    To be fair, I know I come across that way, too. The difference is, atheists have the facts on their side.

    I’d love to see this blowhard debate his points with you. You’d pwn him in the time it takes for Arnie to finish his dinner.

  5. #5 Dustin
    July 7, 2008

    To be fair, the song and dance has changed a little. For example, I don’t have a nail in my tongue and you haven’t been burned at the stake (yet).

  6. #6 Waitingfortenure
    July 7, 2008

    OMFG teh new atheists can has words and they R diffrnet than bible!

    In the meantime I’ll be in the classroom showing the next generation why he’s a fraud. Suck it Al!

  7. #7 William Cowan
    July 7, 2008

    In Atheism Remix, Dr. Albert Mohler, recognized by TIME Magazine as the �reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.,� (2003)

    Isn’t that like being the kid with the most gold stars in a special ed class?

  8. #8 Blake Stacey
    July 7, 2008

    As stupid names go, “Atheism Remix” is only slightly stupider than “the New Atheism” was in the first place. Fuck you so very much, Wired Magazine. You confused a publishing phenomenon with intellectual content and a social movement, and you made it all sound like a beverage.

  9. #9 Dustin
    July 7, 2008

    I would buy a carbonated beverage named Atheism Remix.

  10. #10 alex
    July 7, 2008

    surely it’s high time to re-release “Original Atheism(tm)” (like the “original” pringles!) onto the shelves, in a slightly updated packaging and no noticable difference in flavour (but plenty of nostalgia and whimsy value!).

  11. #11 Rhology
    July 7, 2008

    Taking the most charitable tack I can, this is obviously not meant to be a serious post, since you offered no argument.
    But then you break character and say this:

    this is, I guess, the best they have

    Why do you say that? You think that Dr Mohler thinks this can all be dispensed with, once and for all, in 112 pages? Or could he be aiming at something different? Perhaps an on-the-brief-side primer?
    But nnnnoooooo, it couldn’t possibly be that! It MUST be the BEST they’ve got.
    Mockery apparently gets you alot of kudos from the sycophants in your combox. Enjoy the accolades.

  12. #12 Rhology
    July 7, 2008

    Oh, and he’s never been the President of the Southern Babdist Convention.
    He IS the Pres of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Just FYI.

  13. #13 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    July 7, 2008

    I like it how he calls new atheism a “strain” tho,that has a nice ring to it,Goebbels would be proud

    Yes, but if atheism is a meme reproducing by a spreading infection, religion is a meme mostly reproducing as a parasite that is transmitted to children in the family.

    And given the right environment, the viral strain beats the crap out of the parasitic.

  14. #14 John Marley
    July 7, 2008

    Rhology:

    Did ERV say something mean about your hero?

    Arguing with idiocy is pointless. Mockery is a much more appropriate response.

  15. #15 zer0
    July 7, 2008

    Oh noez… im sick with teh atheism!!!!11one11! hepl mez

  16. #16 Reynold Hall
    July 8, 2008

    Speaking of southern baptist (gag, “scholarship”), check out what this inbred fool has to say:

    One reason that men abuse their wives is because women rebel against their husband’s God-given authority, a Southern Baptist scholar said Sunday in a Texas church.

    Bruce Ware, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said women desire to have their own way instead of submitting to their husbands because of sin.

    “And husbands on their parts, because they’re sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged–or, more commonly, to become passive, acquiescent, and simply not asserting the leadership they ought to as men in their homes and in churches,” Ware said from the pulpit of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas.

    In North Texas for a series of sermons at the church on “Biblical Manhood & Womanhood,” Ware described his “complementarian” view as what “Southern Seminary as a whole represents.”

    Commenting on selected passages from the first three chapters of Genesis, Ware said Eve’s curse in the Garden of Eden meant “her desire will be to have her way” instead of her obeying her husband, “because she’s a sinner.”

    Just takes your faith in humanity away, doesn’t it?

  17. #17 Reynold Hall
    July 8, 2008

    Messed up the formatting, as usual…only the first and last sentences are mine, the rest is from the quoted article.

  18. #18 S.Scott
    July 8, 2008

    The Southern Baptist is ,IMO, the absolute worst of the christian persuasion. Homophobic, YEC, all Catholics are demons, fundamentalist pukes. I really, really didn’t even know that such people existed until I moved to FL.

    (Luckily, not all of FL is like that)

    Google the Florida Baptist Witness if you want to see for yourself. (I won’t dirty your blog with a link)

  19. #19 Rhology
    July 8, 2008

    John Marley #14,

    I didn’t say he was my hero.
    What I *did* do was point out that ERV was wrong about 2 statements (in a blogpost that’s not exactly chock full of substance, so that’s a hefty %) and that she’s just spewing blind venom without argument.
    Mock away; fortunately your arguments are never even close to as good as your barbs.

  20. #20 Blake Stacey
    July 8, 2008

    Let’s see. . . could it possibly be that we’ve seen this same crap so many times before that we recognize the refutations were written years ago, and now it’s not worth bothering about? No, couldn’t be. . . .

  21. #21 themadlolscientist
    July 11, 2008

    You’d pwn him in the time it takes for Arnie to finish his dinner.

    Maybe you could talk him into staying for Arnie’s dessert, hmmmmm?

    /snark

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