Divinity of Doubt: The God Question

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Vanguard Press, Apr 12, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view as the nation’s foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century—Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Now, in the most controversial book of his celebrated career, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye on the greatest target of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi has very arguably written the most powerful indictment ever of God, organized religion, theism, and atheism. Theists will be left reeling by the commanding nature of Bugliosi’s extraordinary arguments against them. And, with his trademark incisive logic and devastating wit, he exposes the intellectual poverty of atheism and skewers its leading popularizers—Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins. Joining a 2,000-year-old conversation which no one has contributed anything significant to for years, Bugliosi, in addition to destroying the all-important Christian argument of intelligent design, remarkably—yes, scarily—shakes the very foundations of Christianity by establishing that Jesus was not born of a virgin, and hence was not the son of God, that scripture in reality supports the notion of no free will, and that the immortality of the soul was a pure invention of Plato that Judaism and Christianity were forced to embrace because without it there is no life after death. Destined to be an all-time classic, Bugliosi’s Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on atheism and theism—the middle path of agnosticism. In recognizing the limits of what we know, Bugliosi demonstrates that agnosticism is
 he most intelligent and responsible position to take on the eternal question of God’s existence.
 

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Every book this author writes is advertised by announcing that he is the lawyer who successfully prosecuted Charles Manson and wrote Helter Skelter. I suppose that is supposed to guarantee that you ... Read full review

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The consumate critique on Christianity, especially the Catholic Church and the mis information that religion puts out about God, heaven and hell. Probably the last book you need to read if you are athiest or agnostic. Read full review

Contents

1 God Etc
1
2 God in Court
19
3 The Christian God Cannot Exist
25
4 Atheism and Its Current Leading Prolocutors
39
5 Darwin and Evolution
61
6 The Intelligence or Lack Thereof of Intelligent Design and First Cause
79
7 Genesis
97
8 BornAgain Christians and Their Remarkable Beliefs
105
13 If God Is AllGood Why Does He Put All of Us to Death?
183
14 Whats So Great Up There in Heaven?
193
15 A Brief Descent into Hell
201
16 Praying to a Tree Trunk
211
17 Between Morality and Religion Who Needs Whom?
221
18 Hey Look at Us Were Just as Silly as They Are
233
19 The Sense and Morality of Agnosticism
253
Bookends
261

9 Jesus Died for Whom? And for What?
117
10 If Jesus Wasnt the Son of God Then Who Was He?
131
11 The Many Absurdities of Christianity and Its Monstrous God
137
Great Grand and Silly
151
Vincent Bugliosi
326
Index
327
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Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other books--And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage--also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder was likewise a New York Times bestseller, and Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been heralded as epic and a book for the ages. HBO, in association with Tom Hanks's PlayTone Productions, will be producing this as a ten-hour mini-series.

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