Atheism: The Case Against God
Prometheus Books, 2016 - 366 páginas
In this classic treatise on atheism, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by human beings - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" offered by theists - sophisticated, professional theologians - as well as the average religious layperson. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man.
"It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism . . . (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
Yes, I am an atheist, and was before I ever opened this book. I guess the reason I rate this book so highly is because it's a philosophical approach dealing with the various arguments for a God. Too ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - bibliosk8er - LibraryThing
OK, below is my original review -- which I wrote here by mistake. Just leaving it so the comments make sense.Frankly, I thought this book by Smith was sort of unmemorable, and as such, I don't ... Ler resenha completa
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