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Books about atheism and agnosticism? The Nation that shouldn’t be – and yet there it is, doing what the Bible said it would over years elogo.
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Gave it four stars because it is well written and important. The autho Atheist authors such as John Allen Paulos strive to bring out a contrarian streak in their readers, but they may get more than they bargain for – though I’ve been living religion-free for over a year now, I have yet to find an atheist book that doesn’t disappoint me in some way.
Most of the refutations aren’t original, but Paulos doesn’t claim they are – he just thinks it’d be useful to have them all in one place.
As an atheist married to a mathematics major, I was curious to see Paulos’s take. So this is a tough one.
While the book title is clear on the author’s intention, the content is not. High to Low Avg. For people who are already avowed nonbelievers, this book is an invaluable resource to idreligion in breaking down and analyzing the attempts of the religious to push belief, demonstrating with each page how weak the arguments in favor of god really are. The arguments are well laid out, but they are not new arguments.
Jul 30, Joel Sassone added it. A good read that is more approachable than you would expect. The latter arguments, Paulos relates in his characteristically lighthearted style, “range from what dde be called golden oldies to those with a more contemporary beat.
Does that sound mean? Low to High Price: The most telling chapter was the last – Athiests, Agnostics, and “Brights”. Read my full review at my book review blog, Em and Emm Expound on Exposition.
Sin will have a whole new meaning unless you don’t really love or care for her. Einstein at one point was unable to prove his contentions so he invented a “cosmological constant” to finagle his way out of things. And mentioning the Da Vinci Code is just pure comedy in any serious religious discussion.
On the other hand, purely analytical proofs can tell us nothing about the world. I think that it would be of the same nature as evidence for, say, dark matter.
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But that’s mostly theologically incorrect. Nov 17, Emma rated it liked it Recommends it for: When one goes back and reads Russell, Camus, Steven Weinberg, Nietzsche, and Freud, one gets the sense that atheist writing used to have a lot of tonal diversity.
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The author’s arguments appear to be jumbled up and somewhat inconclusive, ending sometimes in jest, which further devalued his assertions. Erase una vez un numero: Far from being an extremist about religion, Paulos’ tone is that of a man who sees danger in the forceful side of religion and simply wishes to arm those who do not wish to be forced.
But it too has a measure of faith attached to it, despite what the professors may want to deny. I found this audio book fun, funny and comforting. But to deliberately set out to destroy a system of faith from which many draw comfort and assurance is beyond mean-spirited.