Divinity of Doubt: The God Question

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Vanguard Press, Apr 12, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Helter Skelter comes a provocative book on agnosticism

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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.

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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
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.


1 God Etc
2 God in Court
3 The Christian God Cannot Exist
4 Atheism and Its Current Leading Prolocutors
5 Darwin and Evolution
6 The Intelligence or Lack Thereof of Intelligent Design and First Cause
7 Genesis
8 BornAgain Christians and Their Remarkable Beliefs
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

9 Jesus Died for Whom? And for What?
10 If Jesus Wasnt the Son of God Then Who Was He?
11 The Many Absurdities of Christianity and Its Monstrous God
Great Grand and Silly
Vincent Bugliosi

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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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