Atheists Can Be Wankers Too!: A Foot Soldier's Response to the Four Horsemen Paperback – 12 Mar 2009
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About the Author
Russel Moffat holds a PhD on the interface of Theology and Neo-Darwinism from the University of Aberdeen where he also worked for over ten years as a part time tutor in Continuing Education. He is an ordained Minister in the Church of Scotland and currently serves in St Martin¿s Parish Church, Edinburgh.
Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately this is not the case, and the reviews are dissapintingly misleading. The book is written by quite a strong pro-Christian, and primarily spends the majority it's time detailing down where Dawkins et al have been going wrong - and what a concern atheism is to the wider world!?!?
This book unfortunately lands very squarely in the pro-religous camp (unless you are a devout Christian and subsequently see it as a very fair and un-biased read!) so be aware.
(don't take my word for it - use the "see inside" function and read some for yourself!)
Based upon the first page, I don't think I'll be reading this book as the author certainly appears to have a somewhat skewed (biased) view of the situation.
He may be quite right that 'some' atheists are W**kers Too.
The 'Too' says it all.
It seems from the arguments made in this book that any one holding the beliefs of the author are very definitely W**kers.
While only 'some' of those agreeing with the four eminent individuals mentioned in the title may be described as such.
This book has no real value.
However, this means that the presentation is the product of passion, enthusiasm, experience and informed comment. It is written in an engaging and personable style which makes for easy reading. It is, nonetheless, still a very serious work which puts forward thoughtful and reflective argumentation.
Don't be misled by the title for this is not an attack on atheism or atheists per se, but rather a very specific response to some of the rhetoric of certain "celebrity" atheists, namely the self-styled Four Horsemen. The author is certainly not in the fundamentalist or conservative religious camp and is not only careful to distinguish between different types of Christians but also different types of atheists. To use the author's own terminology, it is the Militant Evangelical Atheists (or MEA's) that he has in his sights.
Yet even here, a qualification is needed, in that the author concludes with a call for constructive dialogue and even "shared action" between theists and atheists, for the well-being of our world, instead of aggressive debate and confrontation. Hardly an extreme position! In fact, there is much in this book that may upset or annoy certain types of religious believer!
Therefore, contrary to one review already posted, the author does not spend his time detailing "what a concern atheism is to the wider world." He does however, respond robustly and vigorously to the militant ideology of certain atheists and their "demonisation" of religion.
Finally some comments regarding the title may be appropriate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As the title suggests this is a thought-provoking book. It is aimed at all comers but with a special interest in reaching a secular audience. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2009 by W. A. McLean-Foreman
This is a gutsy book and certainly more earthy and colourful than we would normally expect from a serving clergyman! Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2009 by signalman
You could be fooled by this title and think it will be lightweight "poke" at the Athiests in the A v R debate.... Read morePublished on 18 May 2009 by GHWM
This is a good book. Everyone who is interested in the recent confrontation between neo-Darwinism and belief in God should add it to their library. Read morePublished on 28 April 2009 by Black Dog