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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