Atheism: The Case Against God

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Prometheus Books, 1979 - Religion - 355 pages
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"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding 'Yes!' "

"You are about to read a minority viewpoint."

With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by man - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" offered by theists - the defenses of sophisticated, professional theologians, as well as the average religious layman. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general - and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man.

"It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism . . . (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

It's pretty much what you would expect. It's definitely comparable to books by Hitchens, Dawkins, or Harris, the differences being of writing style or arguments. A few of the main arguments of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emeterio Rodriguez - Goodreads

This book was written for graduates with a Ph.D. In psychology. I needed a dictionary for almost all of the chapters. I will have to read it again so I can take more out of it. I did get a little out of it. Smith should think about doing an other edition this time for the layman. Read full review



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George H. Smith is the author of the world's most popular book on nonbelief -- Atheism: The Case Against God--and Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies.

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