The Real Face of Atheism

The Real Face of Atheism

by Ravi Zacharias


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ISBN-13: 9780801065118
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 683,266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ravi Zacharias is president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is heard worldwide on his radio program, Let My People Think. A former visiting scholar at Cambridge, he has lectured at the world's most prestigious universities and in more than fifty countries. His numerous books include Jesus Among Other Gods and Can Man Live Without God?

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition11
Part 1Man: The Measure of All Things
1.Morticians of the Absolute19
2.Is There Not a Cause?35
3.Virtue in Distress51
4.Sisyphus on a Roll71
5.Grave Doubts89
Part 2God: The Treasure of Life's Pursuits
6.Climbing in the Mist105
7.With Larger Eyes Than Ours117
Appendix 1The Finger of Truth and the Fist of Reality159
Appendix 2The Establishment of a Worldview173

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Real Face of Atheism 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Atheists who hold that God does not exist, not only operate within their own system of faith, they do so with one that has many philosophical and practical contradictions. The Psalmist¿s words still ring wise and true: ¿A fool has said in his heart, `There is no God¿¿ (Ps 14:1). Ravi Zacharias does not just ask the all-important question, ¿Does God exist?¿ He asks, ¿Is atheism a sustainable belief?¿ The Real Face of Atheism is a revised edition of Ravi¿s first published book, A Shattered Visage (1993). Ravi is a popular evangelist and apologist for the Christian faith, and a master storyteller. This is evident in this book, which also makes Ravi¿s style is very readable. He is good at taking difficult concepts and, without dumbing them down, makes them simpler to understand. This book is borderline academic, but yet seems to me to be written in a way that makes it easier to grasp the logic of the Christian faith and the illogic of the atheist¿s belief system. The text, because of the numerous illustrations, stories, and quotes, is enjoyable to read and takes the edge off the difficult philosophical concepts needed in the discussion on God¿s non-existence. This book is a good first book for the Christian on the subject and is great to give to non-Christian friends, or someone who is still questioning God¿s existence. There is plenty of ¿preachable points¿ that can also enhance sermons and bible studies in order to arm congregations with reasonable answers to give when ask about the hope within us.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As an atheist, i feel neither despair nor emptiness in my little godless world. Do people view sweden as a country filled with despair? wooden shoes perhaps, but not despair. Sweden boasts a populace that can proudly say that some 65% of citizens do not foster an antiquated and retarditaire belief in a supernatural sky-daddy. I love how theists try to 'destroy' our viewpoint by trying to tell us what we're feeling. They never fail to amaze me by just how incredibly wrong they always are. If we feel despair it's only because we have to share a world with people like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this and I loved it. Ravi pwned athiests
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would be funny if so many millions didn't believe this nonsene. You WILL come away dumber for having read this pathetic excuse for a book...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is great -- my comment is about the comments posted here by the Devout Atheist 'aka, Dawkins Fanboys'. I'm always amazed by the heightened emotions with which Atheists defend their religion. If those who are believers in a different religion than Atheism are 'deluded'... why bother contradicting them? Because Atheists don't believe there is a God who sets the standards of Right and Wrong... and in their worldview their is no absolute moral standard, what does it matter if others believe in God? In order to answer this question, the latest vogue amongst devout Atheists seems to be to say that religious 'zealots' are dangerous and violent. While that may ve true of some extremists, it is not the norm. In fact, Jews and Christians have done more to create peace and harmony on earth than any other group. Judaism gave us the normative standards of Right and Wrong most societies adhere to. You may recognize these standards by their more popular name, The Ten Commandments. And what has Atheism given us? Stalin, amongst others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chip - in all honesty - someone who: adheres to the notion that the world/universe is 6,000 years old denies the overwhelming mountain of evidence supporting evolution believes that all of humanity rose from two people named adam and eve believes in talking snakes, donkeys and flaming flora believes that a global flood would have somehow escaped the notice of other continents so as not to be recorded in an historical record believes that someone who lived a good and productive life would burn for all eternity in your loving god's hell for not blindly believing in unsubstantiated mythology (which mirrors that of other older cultures) believes that god impregnated a woman against her will to give birth to himself so that he could die thirty years later to save us from himself and then rise from the dead....etc, etc, etc...cannot in all seriousness bring up word one about 'the illogic of atheistic belief.' Yours is a closed, self-supporting system of willfull delusion and books like this one only serve to dig western civilization deeper into the ever-broadening pit of languishing stupidity called 'belief.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy circular logic, arguments from tradition, strawman, slippery slope etc. Knock yourself out. If you are not delusional, you may lose IQ points.