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  • Posted April 14, 2011

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    Excellent Book - Stop Killing in the Name of Religion

    Divinity of Doubt by Vincent Bugliosi From the get-go, I must admit that Divinity of Doubt is my kind of reading. The reason is simple. This well stated 5-star book examines the possibility of God's existence by contrasting it with the impossibility of His Existence. Author Bugliosi is a thinker in this sense: he refuses to consider anything as truthful except that which is reasonable to the human mind. Divinity of Doubt supposes we have a mind; but deny that and we have utter nothingness which we know is unreasonable. Moving on from there, Bugliosi begins to annihilate ALL religion including, Catholicism, Protestantism, Jewish Religions, Oriental Beliefs, Muslimism and -isms in general. How can he so easily wipe out all this doctrine with one fell swoop of his hand. Simple! Every religion known to man is a priori. This means that belief in any religious system accepts proof that the tenets it holds are justifiable and verifiable, because those tenets say they are justifiable and verifiable. In many cases, religious doctrine is built like a pyramid on some already believed, mythical, questionable fact, like the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill. So many religious -isms today descend from the basic Biblical fact in Genesis that God 1) created the cosmos. How do we know that to be truth? Because in the beginning verses of the Bible, 2) the Word states the fact that an Almighty Creator made all things. How do we know the Bible is inspired by God? Because 3) the Bible says so. How do we know god created the cosmos, oops, we've been here before, haven't we, because we have statement number 1) all over again! This is like a wheel of fortune. Give it a spin and whatever religion the indicator points to is the winner of truth. Why? Because each space SAYS it is the truth. This is akin to religious belief today. Spinning the religions wheel is similar to believing the pointer because of where you were raised from childhood, and what religion your parents forced upon you. Divinity of Doubt states reasonable proofs for 1) the all powerful, all knowing God (theism) and 2) the non existent God (atheism). Reading how author Bugliosi demolishes both beliefs is quite amusing. An example: theists profoundly believing in an all perfect God who is imperfect enough to allow the earthquake/tsunami in Japan to take place, or even the heinous holocaust. Then too, we have reduction to absurdity when atheists deny that God exists, but they themselves have existence from, from, from what? from nothingness? This is an excellent book. I very highly recommend its researched material for study, not lightly; because it outlines the horrors religion has nailed through reason's hands and feet. Look around the world today to see the painful crowns of thorns Israel and Jerusalem are attempting to beat down on each other's brows in the name of religion. Then look at Pakistan, Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria. But do not just look at the battles taking place, look at the real underlying reasons why-differences in religious and subsequent moral beliefs. Vincent Bugliosi's Divinity of Doubt would have all peoples share an agnostic view of the world. A view that says, for the sake of humanity, let's stop killing one another in the name of religion. We are here; we are what we are; we are alive, and although we are reasonable, we must live with the ugliest, cruelest dichotomy of all time-we will never know the answer to the God Question.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Divinity of Doubt, by Vincent Bugliosi

    This is the biggest waste of money, the worst researched, and most envious, yet self-inflated driveling on any subject dealing with religion. I've read almost every new atheism book in the last six years and this by far is the most opinionated pile of crap. I have all the respect in the world for Bugliosi as a D.A. This time he managed to make me simultaneously hold my nose while turning page after page of innocuous, complaining, insulting, seemingly non-researched, and silly, implausible rambling over an experiment that will never take place not only because of it's inanity, but the self-inflated view Bugliosi has of himself, his ideas, his ignorance of the Bible, the Mormon religion, and all books he hastily insulted as if he's an evolutionary biologist, a top ten intellect, a creative writer, and of course his constant and superfluous reminders of his D.A. days, which is the only reason he received this contract to spew laughable B.S. I beg you to get this book for free, or don't even waste a cent and a minute of your time. Take a shower, walk the dog, scratch your ass, or find anything to do other than waste good leisure time on this rambling drivel. Btw, I wanted to give him a half of a star, but a full star registered. It doesn't matter. I gave it out of pity.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    God In the Courtroom

    Seeing a talented and smart lawyer like Vincent Bugliosi take on some of the greatest theological questions that man has struggled with for centuries is a thrill in itself. Seeing him make mincemeat of opponent's arguments is even better. I feel like he is cross-examining a witness, has him on the ropes, and then very surgically goes in for the kill.
    So, yes, I liked this book. The writing style leaves something to be desired, but God probably took that away from him when he heard the arguments that Bugliosi was going to make!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Thought provoking, thorough analysis of the God Question

    The author does a thorough analysis of the question, "Is there a God", and reaches the conclusion that he isn't sure. His analysis falls short only when he ventures into a discussion about the universe and how it began. With a better understanding of the latest thinking on that subject I think his indecision would vanish, but I won't say what his conclusion would then be. The book is well worth reading.

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