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

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Ulysses Press, Aug 4, 2006 - Religion - 256 pages
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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 a jumble of fanciful myths? This book is your front-row ticket to mankind's most enthralling debate. An atheist for thirty years, David Mills argues that God is unnecessary to explain the universe and life's diversity, organization and beauty. This unique and captivating book rebuts every argument ever offered to "prove" God's existence and the Bible's credibility - arguments from logic, common sense, Christian apologetics, philosophy, ethics, history, and up-to-the-minute science. It's all here for you in one richly entertaining, comprehensive, and easy-to-read volume. Few other books provide such spellbinding inquiry and arrive at such a controversial and well-documented conclusion. ""The publication of David's work on the dangers and disadvantages of devout religiosity will be very useful for anyone with harmful religious beliefs. Honest, frank, and right to the point! I found it very fine reading." - Albert Ellis, Ph.D., father of modern psychotherapy, author of "A Guide to Rational Living and 53 other books. ""I like this material very much. David Mills says very ably and clearly all that needs to be said." - Ashley Montagu, Ph.D., Harvard and Princeton anthropologist, author of "The Elephant Man. (Commenting on Chapter 3)
What's on the Cover? Introduction: Is This Book an Outrage? Chapter 1: Fifty Famous People Who Criticized Religion Chapter 2: Interview with an Atheist

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A very good summary of the atheist critique of religion (particularly Fundamentalist Christianity), intelligent design, etc. An enjoyable read. Read full review

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An easy-to-understand overview of the science of our environment, how it was created, and how it evolved and continues to evolve. I am not a scientist, but I love to read about science and this book ... Read full review

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Contents

Paper Cut Stigmata
7
Preface
13
Interview with an Atheist
25
Natural or Supernatural?
65
Does the Universe
82
The Miracle of Life on Earth
105
Can Genesis Be Reconciled with Modern Science?
136
Miracles of Christian Perception
156
The Myth of Hell
170
Christian Fundamentalists
190
Was America Really Founded upon
204
A Fina Thought
255
Index
265
About the Author
272
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

A. David Mills is Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and is a member of the Council of the English Place-Name Society and of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. His previous books include The Place-Names of Dorset (1977, 1980, 1989), The Place-Names of the Isle of
Wight (1996), and A Dictionary of British Place-Names (2003).

Dorion Sagan is author of numerous articles and twenty-three books translated into eleven languages, including "Notes from the Holocene: A Brief History of the Future" and "Into the Cool", coauthored with Eric D. Schneider. His writings have appeared in "The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Wired, Skeptical Inquirer, Pabular, Smithsonian, Ecologist, CoEvolution Quarterly, The Times Higher Education, Omni, Natural History, The Sciences, Cabinet", and "Tricycle".

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