Atheism: The Case Against God

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Prometheus Books, 1979 - Religion - 355 pages
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"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding 'Yes!' "

"You are about to read a minority viewpoint."

With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by man - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" offered by theists - the defenses of sophisticated, professional theologians, as well as the average religious layman. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general - and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man.

"It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism . . . (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."

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User Review  - Darcy - Goodreads

Very influential on my thinking on this topic. If you have ever heard that atheism is a lack of belief while agnosticism is a lack of knowledge then chances are that person has read this book or is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

I've read Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris, and now I just wish I started with this one. This is hands down the most important, complete, and succinct book on the fradulence of theism ever written. It is ... Read full review

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George H. Smith is the author of the world's most popular book on nonbelief,Atheism: The Case Against God, and Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies.

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