I want to let it be known that most humanists, like Dangor and certainly most secularists, don't allow antitheistic
ideas to inform their recommendations for public policy.
The rising generation in the United States has been reared in a cultural environment profoundly shaped by nontheistic and even antitheistic
assumptions, a society implicitly and explicitly informed by a post-Christian, post-theological, or postmodern worldview.
Kearney is critical of Habermas's apparent endorsement of a secular faith, and dismantles the pretensions of antitheism, the "antitheistic
squad," as he calls it, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, which reduces religion to its perversions, judges it accordingly, and dismisses it, thus denying critical dialogue.
From eugenics to social Darwinism to some of the antitheistic
arguments of the new atheists, the name of science has been misused to cloak questionable ideas in a mantle of unassailable truth.
Abernathy was a well-known English surgeon and proponent of mind-body dualism, and Lawrence was his controversial student who advocated an antitheistic
materialism and mechanistic view of life similar to that espoused by Thelwall.
(8) Thus Bertrand Russell bolsters this antitheistic
argument with the acid comment that "an omnipotent Being who created a world containing evil not due to sin must Himself be at least partially evil." (9) After all, it seems only plausible to suppose that if there indeed is a deity acting as the intelligent contriver of the universe, he would have prevented all sorts of misfortunes and disasters.
This poem, reflecting God as Lewis saw him in his antitheistic
days, a frightening controller, nonetheless foreshadows Lewis's eventual conversion: "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England" (215).
It would, however, be a serious mistake to conclude that the sciences of human action and the policy derived from their teachings, liberalism, are antitheistic
and hostile to religion.
Given Blind's antitheistic
perspective, it is not surprising that the speaker's apocalyptic interpretation of the natural disaster is rendered suspect by the remainder of the poem.
It was an epoch marked by a virulent antitheistic
campaign to clean the cultural slate of all Christian traces.
In addition, he published books on Honore de Balzac and the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and wrote The Anatomy of Negation (1886), a study of antitheistic
philosophies from earliest times.
The end of the eighties appeared to follow that old Nietzschean intuition: that our society is very religious but furiously antitheistic
. In its decaffeinaversion, this return to the sacred appeared, in the eighties, in the design of Christian Lacroix's jewelry, in Paco Chicano's tee shirts, in Lorenzo Caprile's triptychs showing the designs of Moschino, Armani, Dior, Sybilla, creating, literally, a heavenly host.