Divinity of Doubt: The God Question
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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Unbelievable what Mr. Bugliosi has gotton away here - plagiarism of the first order. At best, 5 % original thinking on his part.
Q. So Vincent is branching out in his seniority? I believe he is mostly retired now?
A. Yes. This book covers his study of religion, mostly Christianity, though he briefly discusses other religions.
Q. What is the God question?
A. Vincent is an agnostic, neither believing nor entirely disbelieving in the existence of a God. But he makes it clear that he finds the Christian and Jewish God to be impossible, in the light of logic and reason. Also, he is not an atheist and thoroughly takes apart the leading atheist writers of today, Hitchins, Dawkins, and Harris.
Q. So he does a good job in the book, getting his points across?
A. He does. Logically and reasonably, his points are well-taken. I think what Vincent misses, probably because he had to limit his scope, is that people turn to religions not because they make sense but because they need something to cling to in their fear of death, illness, and so forth. In that respect, religion fills the bill: It offers hope beyond this life, and the big religions have many others believing the same thing. There is no wisdom in large groups but many find comfort in large groups, that others seem to believe the same thing they do.
Q. So do you recommend this book to the general reader?
A. Definitely. Vincent is an engaging writer, even out of his main field, law, and he is very funny in some of his sarcasm. This book is a good read. There are plenty of end notes to fill in some of the historical blanks.
13 If God Is AllGood Why Does He Put All of Us to Death?
14 Whats So Great Up There in Heaven?
15 A Brief Descent into Hell
16 Praying to a Tree Trunk
17 Between Morality and Religion Who Needs Whom?
18 Hey Look at Us Were Just as Silly as They Are
19 The Sense and Morality of Agnosticism