A former 40 year Atheist analyzes Atheism, without resorting to theism, deism, or fantasy. *** If You Don't Value Truth, Then What DO You Value? *** If we say that the sane can be coaxed and persuaded to rationality, and we say that rationality presupposes logic, then what can we say of those who actively reject logic? *** Atheists have an obligation to give reasons in the form of logic and evidence for rejecting Theist theories.
Hentoff appeared to me to fall somewhere between a Classical Liberal and an anarchist. Poised as a Libertarian-Leftist (how is that possible?) he was generally both to the Right and to the Left of my own positions. Sometimes simultaneously. He will be missed, especially for his intellectual honesty and tenacity, as well as his lack of Marxist hypocrisies (again, how could he be a Leftist?), and for his dedication to veracity. He was billed as the last honest Liberal, but that definition did not conform the the current equation of liberal=Leftist Progressive Totalitarian. He believed in freedom for the common person, rather than using the common person merely as leverage for total power.