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I don’t follow an awful lot of blogs but there are some that I return to frequently because I feel they stand out in some way. One of those is my current read recommendation to you: the blog of Heather Hastie.

I feel Heather’s writing is insightful and reasoned. She also gets a good deal of discussion on her postings in which she actively participates and where differing viewpoints are welcome. A good example is her “Is New Atheism a cult?” article which at present has 107 comments. Impressive indeed! I don’t think my total comment tally approaches that number.

Recently, there have been a number of publications that criticise “New Atheism”. Take for instance the article by dr. Patrick O’Connor who complains that atheism isn’t about more than just not believing in god. A silly position, as I have explained here. Or the book “The Leprechaun Delusion“, equating “New Atheism” with a dangerous cult, which I have also written about earlier. Now, there’s a new book by CJ Werleman, entitled “The New Atheist Threat”, which has been reviewed on “Godless Spellchecker’s Blog”.