Not only do I enjoy reading books by atheists, I also enjoy reading stuff by their critics. I followed up The God Delusion with The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine. I followed up The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason with Is Religion Dangerous?. So, on the heels The Homemade Atheist I decided to read Atheism Remix: A Christian Confronts The New Atheism by R. Albert Mohler.
Just like The Homemade Atheist, Atheism Remix is a short book so I was able to whip through it quickly. I thought it was OK, but nothing special. Mohler is an evangelical heavy hitter from Southern Seminary and Atheism Remix is his response to the above mentioned New Atheists. He attacks their arguments by quoting extensively from their critics. Mohler also asserts that atheism, especially in America, is the belief system of a miniscule elite. Contrary to popular opinion, the overwhelming majority of people in America are not atheists. Being the proud evangelical Christian that he is, he asserts that only a traditional, theologically conservative Christianity can effective combat the evils of atheism. Liberal and more accommodationist forms of Christianity will not do. Neither will some vague and open-ended spirituality. To Mohler it’s all or nothing.
While I wasn’t too impressed with this book, at least its author pointed me towards a few promising books. Down the road I’d like to read Why God Won’t Go Away: Is the New Atheism Running on Empty?God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens