Michael Poole talks about non-arguments from the New Atheists - 'God and the New Atheists' video series #3
In this video Michael Pool talks about some claims by the New Atheists that are not real arguments. Some of the ‘arguments’ advanced by the New Atheists are not claims about the reality of God at all. For example, one claim is that religious faith is harmful. However, many harmful things have also been done in the name of atheism, so there is no simple relationship between faith and harm done.
Another claim is that the number of scientists who have religious faith is small and decreasing. This claim is almost certainly incorrect, but even if it is right, the appropriate response for a believer is ‘so what?’ Neither believers nor new atheists think that truth can be decided by a majority vote.
In this video, Michael Poole, author of ‘The New Atheism: ten arguments that don’t hold water’ discusses these non-arguments.