Born Again Atheist

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There is an old saying that invention is the mother of necessity and this book is a result of that idea. There would never be a need for such a book if the religions and religious authority would practice their traditions like Native Americans or the Australian aborigines. We know they have their gods, costumes, and traditions and just about everyone (bar a few religious fanatics) respects cultural heritage and wants them to revel in their anthropological significance. In the same token, the likelihood that a ...
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Overview

There is an old saying that invention is the mother of necessity and this book is a result of that idea. There would never be a need for such a book if the religions and religious authority would practice their traditions like Native Americans or the Australian aborigines. We know they have their gods, costumes, and traditions and just about everyone (bar a few religious fanatics) respects cultural heritage and wants them to revel in their anthropological significance. In the same token, the likelihood that a Native American or aborigine is going to show up at your door preaching that Bahloo, the sun god, is the reason man hates snakes and if you do not accept Bahloo as your savior, you will be walking the desert forever, is essentially non-existent. Your author, Lance Gregorchuk, designed this book to give the free thinker, agnostic, atheist, fence sitter and even believer the facts for the arguments that there can be no god or gods.
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Gregorchuk, a militant atheist, argues that society would be far better off venerating Dr. Seuss than God, Allah, Jehovah or any others they worship. Forget the niceties, Gregorchuk wants to challenge the entire basis for religion. He launches his treatise with a point-by-point counterattack on popular theistic arguments for the existence of the Almighty. The author delights in undercutting other sacred tenets like the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection and the Ten Commandments. If the dissertation upsets the faithful, well, tough; Gregorchuk maintains that the lazy intellect of "people of faith" is detrimental to civil society and the overall progress of the human species. He takes easily assailable facets of the Judeo-Christian tradition--like the unequal treatment of women and the marginalization of gays and lesbians--and dismantles and dismisses them. Writing with obvious glee, the author can't seem to curb his snarky, glib style. The tone certainly won't win over any believers. Individual religions and denominations suffer similar criticism. The skewering also includes Tibetan Buddhists and caste-following Hindus. With plenty of gas still left in his tank, Gregorchuk volunteers his own bit of biblical storytelling, suggesting that Jesus of Nazareth probably faked his own death. The merits of the metaphysics aside, the conduct of varying religions here on this mortal plane is easily the biggest target. The observant among us can employ deft arguments to vex even the most ardent atheists, but it's a lot harder to defend ugly things like the Inquisition or the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Ultimately, the author asserts, it's atheism that needs something like a good old-fashioned tent revival to get the godless to come out swinging. Organized religion suffers a righteous poke in the eye.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300230465
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    The author, Lance Gregorchuk, has thoroughly researched his mate

    The author, Lance Gregorchuk, has thoroughly researched his material and many of the questions that crop up as loose ends when the concept of god is under review are addressed cogently. He writes lucid prose that is an easily accessible and enjoyable read. There is no vitriol or ridicule of belief, just dispassionate refutation supported by logical reasoning.

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