By Stan Guthrie
Tolerance is king in pluralistic America—except when it comes to the New Atheists. They are anything but tolerant when talking about Christianity. Christopher Hitchens, a pundit who wrote God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, gratingly equates belief in Jesus Christ with Islamic radicalism. Hitchens pontificates, “Many of the teachings of Christianity are, as well as being incredible and mythical, immoral.” Scientist Richard Dawkins suggests that believers “just shut up.” Sam Harris, meanwhile, is busy writing letters to Christians to tell them how wrong-headed they are. The New Atheists are having the time of their lives, and the undiscerning American marketplace is rewarding them handsomely.
But when it comes to unbelief, Hitchens, Dawkins, and Harris are strictly minor leaguers.
This excerpt is posted on The Gospel Coalition’s blog.