The author discusses lies and bizarre statements that have been made by famous atheists over the years. For example, Darwin wrote that when "higher races" exterminate "lower races," that is "the progress of civilization." He thought it was a good thing. For another example, Richard Dawkins has said that Hitler was a Catholic while he was dictator. Historians know that is not true.
The author shows that Edward O. Wilson, the famous Harvard entomologist, has publicly declared, for years, that morality is just whatever most people want it to be. This means that he thinks even genocide is morally acceptable, if most people on Earth support it. The author also discusses some other bizarre statements that Wilson has made over the years.
The author discusses some of the lies, evasions and faulty reasoning that can be found in the published works of Sam Harris, the famous militant atheist. For example, Harris says we should legalize amphetamines, but he never admits that amphetamines sometimes cause violent crime. For another example, Harris declares that Prohibition caused an increase in drinking. The opposite is true.
The author shows that Carl Sagan's books are full of lies. Perhaps his biggest lie was his claim that we should generously fund SETI, because aliens from outer space may send us a message telling us how to avoid nuclear war. The truth is that neither Sagan nor anyone else has ever proposed a method for deciphering an alien message about political or diplomatic matters.
The author shows that Christopher Hitchens, the famous journalist and militant atheist, lied constantly. Some of the more prominent lies are: the lie that Hitler was a Catholic; the lied that atheists have a lower crime rate than Christians; the lie that the war in Bosnia was caused by religion (when the truth is that the war was caused by Slobodan Milosevic, who was an atheist).
The author shows that Richard Dawkins, the famous militant atheist, has lied repeatedly when making his arguments. Most notably, he has lied by claiming Hitler was a Catholic, by claiming the Bible says black people are subhuman, and by claiming Thomas Jefferson was an atheist. He has also refused to admit that non-churchgoers have a significantly higher crime rate than churchgoers.
Author Douglas Sczygelski argues that Steven Pinker's recent bestseller, "Enlightenment Now," is both dishonest and ridiculous. Pinker says we can solve the global warming problem, but never discusses how we might find the political will to do so. He wants to build a huge number of nuclear power plants, but never explains why liberal politicians and pundits have not endorsed that idea.
The author shows that Pope Pius XII had rational reasons for everything he did regarding the Nazis, and that those who accuse him of acting out of callous disregard or contempt for the victims of the Holocaust are simply not paying attention to the whole story.
Scientists will soon know so much about biochemistry that it will be possible for any fairly smart college student with some fairly cheap equipment to create deadly new viruses. This will make it possible for terrorists to kill billions of people.