Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism

Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism

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by David Mills
     
 

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IS THERE REALLY A GOD?
OR DOES GOD EXIST ONLY IN OUR HEADS?
IS THE BIBLE TRULY GOD’S WORD?
OR IS IT A JUMBLE OF FANCIFUL MYTHS?


Atheist Universe details why God is unnecessary to explain the universe’s diversity, organization and beauty. Using simple, straightforward logic, this book rebuts every argument that claimsSee more details below

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IS THERE REALLY A GOD?
OR DOES GOD EXIST ONLY IN OUR HEADS?
IS THE BIBLE TRULY GOD’S WORD?
OR IS IT A JUMBLE OF FANCIFUL MYTHS?


Atheist Universe details why God is unnecessary to explain the universe’s diversity, organization and beauty. Using simple, straightforward logic, this book rebuts every argument that claims to “prove” God’s existence.

A comprehensive primer for countering today’s religious dogma, Atheist Universe addresses all the historical and scientific questions, including:

•What is atheism, and why is it so misunderstood?
•If God is a myth, then how did the universe appear?
•Without God, is there an objective “right” and “wrong”?
•What is the meaning of life without God?
•Is there evidence of Jesus’ miracles and resurrection?
•Can atheists explain “near death” experiences and medical miracles?
•Can science and the Bible realistically be reconciled?
•What is the behind-the-scenes relationship between politics and religion?

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Library Journal
In this work, essentially an update of Mills's Atheist Universe: Why God Didn't Have a Thing To Do with It (2004), he surveys a variety of topics, including intelligent design and the origin of the universe, as well as conducts what appears to be a mock interview with himself. While some of Mills's arguments are logically sound, his antagonistic way of presenting them grows tiresome. For example, he avers that agnostics choose agnosticism over atheism primarily owing to a lack of "guts," failing to support that assertion with anything other than his own opinion. In addition, he calls all Christian fundamentalists na ve and suggests that all public schools are "miserable." But perhaps his most egregious mischaracterization is his description of atheism as a positive philosophy. Most scholars would agree that atheism is not a philosophy, but a factual premise based on logical conjecture. In fact, atheism addresses only one question: does God exist? In light of the various philosophical worldviews-e.g., humanism, secular Judaism-by which atheists can choose to live their lives, Mills's suggestion that atheism per se is a positive philosophy is unsubstantiated. Not recommended.-Brad S. Matthies, Butler Univ. Lib., Indianapolis Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569752630
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
226,332
File size:
1 MB

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