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What 2 reactions did Robinson's Honest to God provoke?

1. The God Robinson was arguing against had never been taken seriously in any literal sense
2. Undermined Christianity by arguing against God


What is Liberation theology?

A movement within Christianity that began in Central and South America. Christianity should focus on helping the oppressed


Name a reform initiated by the Second Vatican Council

vernacular services (spoken in the language of the region)


What does militant atheism argue?

Religion is irrational, and to blame for wars


Criticisms of new atheists

They misrepresent mainstream Christianity by focusing on God as an imaginary being and on biblical literalism. What if religious beliefs aren't taken literally?
They ignore instances where conflict has been waged by atheist regimes


Criticisms of militant atheism

Attribute extreme views to all believers
Often define religious beliefs in over simplified terms