Chris Hedges doesn’t believe in Atheism

Chris Hedges doesn’t believe in atheists. What he means is that the new form of Atheism (e.g. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens) is another brand of fundamentalism, a new form of radicalism if you will.

The interview is interesting in that Hedges states that he is against radicalism, both religious and secular, but he does something towards the end which I question. He says that humanity is basically (or perhaps inherently evil) and that if we look at the world in binary oppositions, then we’re doomed and we’re just following a utopian dream. However, his belief on human nature seems extreme as well. Check it out and tell me what you think.

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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