Few can offer a more experienced view on religion than Ray Bradley. Having been raised as a ‘winner of souls for Christ’ in the 1940s, he spent the next 40 years as an atheist professor of philosophy and an outspoken critic /debater of religion.
Revered for his work in logic and his meticulous approach to debate, God’s Gravediggers is Bradley’s coup de grâce to religion. A career’s worth of work on a subject that could hardly be more important. Approaching the moral, logical and scientific arguments – using rich analogies, rational arguments and examples that non-academics would understand – he explores not only whether God exists, but also what damage the concept of God does. A timely book in an age of religious fundamentalism, hatred and conflict.
“Bradley does not gloss over difficult points of logic and reasoning. A pleasure to read.”
Professor Graham Oppy, Chair of Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy
“From a young person's rejection of Christianity, to a mature philosopher's cogent critique of all religions. This compelling defense of atheism is a brilliant read.”
Professor Robert Nola, University of Auckland.
“Bradley's forte is logic and he brings that to bear throughout the work. It is well-written and thoroughly absorbing. I have nothing but praise for his project.”
Theodore Drange, Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University
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Table of ContentsChapter 1. From Fundamentalist to Freethinker: It All Began with Santa
Chapter 2. The Logical Rivalry of the Gods: Choices of a Spiritual Pilgrim
Chapter 3. Why God Deserves to Die: Intellectual and Moral Indictments
Chapter 4. Trying to Resuscitate the God Concept: Philosophical Arguments
Chapter 5. The Moral Argument for Atheism: a Logical Quandary for Theists
Chapter 6. The Logic of Hell and Damnation: Another Logical Quandary
Chapter 7. The Impossibility of an Afterlife: The Cheshire Cat Fallacy
Chapter 8. Gobbledygook Gods: Playing Humpty Dumpty with Words