Author of “The God Haters” Challenges the New Atheists!

-By Don Boys, Ph.D.

The New Atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris, have proved by their own books and websites to be angry, abrasive, arrogant atheists. They shout from their ivory towers their hatred toward any and all religions and demand that children be “protected” from pastors, teachers and even parents who teach an exclusive way of salvation and the teaching of an eternal hell. All children under such an influence must be removed from classrooms, Sunday school classes and even their homes!

That is not going to happen until pigs learn to fly and shrimp learn to whistle. In fact, I would not comply with such a law even if pigs learned to fly in flocks and did aerial stunts over the White House and pigs learned to whistle “Dixie” in harmony.

Their books are filled with malice, mishmash and mistakes and I challenge them to admit and correct their biblical, historical and scientific blunders. I am willing to overlook the malice and mishmash as normal for God Haters, as is their bluffing, bragging, bluster and bravado. All of that seems to be in their genes or in Dawkins’ mythical memes.

Therefore, I “call out” the bad guys to face the music. Will the New Atheists take the challenge from a simple Christian? I am ready for a shootout: I challenge atheists to leave their ivory towers, lecture halls, etc., to put up or shut up:

Tell us that you do or do not believe the unsupportable, even outrageous teaching that nothing created everything. I promise not to laugh out loud–maybe only a snicker or two. And don’t try to flimflam us common people with scientific jargon, but make your points in clear English.

Tell us how all the scientific laws such as gravity, inertia, the First and Second Laws, laws of planetary motion, etc., first started. How does a scientific law evolve? If they did not evolve, where did they come from? Atheists tell me that scientific laws have always been here but that dog won’t hunt. Others say that such laws are mere observations but they are all missing the point. I don’t care who first observed those laws. I want to know what (or, just maybe, Who?) caused those actions and reactions and conditions to be such as they are.

Did those laws precede or follow the Big Bang?

Can you provide any example of an explosion resulting in order?

Tell us how life first formed on a planet made up entirely of rock. All atheists want to sit down beside Darwin’s little pond and watch the first forms of life, but I demand to know much more than that if I am expected to consider their position. Some atheists revert back to Miller’s failed experiment that, if successful, would only prove that it takes intelligence to create life! Others suggest that the first seeds of life came from other planets but that creates even more problems for the atheist/evolutionist.

Do you, or do you not, believe in spontaneous generation? No honest scientist will agree to that fable! Some have told me that no one knows how life first came about to finally result in modern man.

Where are the ancestors of insects?

Why are meteorites not found in ancient rocks?

Tell us how men and women evolved at the same time in history at the same location? What if “early man” had been all male!

Which evolved first, the mouth, the stomach, the digestive system or the elimination system? What good is a mouth if there is no stomach or a digestive system and what good are the three without an elimination system?

And where is any evidence of (as some have imagined) some pre-human asexual creature that really didn’t function in any way as humans now do? And what is the mathematical probability that such a creature developed at all and then evolved into humans. It is astronomically improbable!

Tell us why we are here and where we go when death finally comes for us?

What happens if you are wrong and I am right? After all, any real scholar will admit that possibility.

Since the God of the Bible is real and eternity is in everyone’s future, don’t you think it might be wise and safe to consider this issue more carefully? If it is only possible that there is a sovereign, all-powerful God out there, then that is the most staggering truth ever faced by any mortal, and that truth will affect every person on the face of the Earth.
Some atheists, responding to my questions, have admitted, “We don’t know all the answers,” or “Scientists all over the world are working on that,” or “That is still up in the air.

Is atheism really worth the risk? Eternity is a long time to be wrong. If I am wrong about eternity then it costs me nothing, but if atheists are wrong, they have lost everything, including their souls.

I will publish a series of columns in the following weeks dealing with the numerous mistakes made by all the New Atheists.
Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 13 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years His most recent book is ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse! His websites are and

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