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Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the…

by Armin Navabi

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This book offers concise and logical arguments against the existence of God. Many contradictions from Quran and the various version of Bible are exposed and their ill-effects of human beings are detailed.

The book, no doubt, is a quick and an easy read and helps anyone who likes to critically think about their inclination / perception about God.

More on this topic can be found in the following books:
The God Delusion
Why Evolution Is True
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - Richard Dawkins
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

In his next version, I'd like the author to include 'absurdisms' from Hinduism as well. This might appeal followers of another big religion. ( )
  nmarun | Aug 22, 2015 |
The introduction of this book states: "This book is meant to provide to-the-point and easy-to-understand counterarguments to many of the popular arguments made for the existence of God." The structure is therefore responses to 20 arguments that a deity (prefereably the believer's) must exist. One of the most interesting things about the book is that Armin Navabi was a Muslim. Indeed, so devout and believing was he that he attempted suicide at 14, based on the teaching that a Muslim male who dies before the age of 15 automatically enters Paradise. It was as he was recovering from his serious injuries, that he began to rethink religion.

The book does not contain a lot of novel material, but it is a solid case, and the format is very convenient for one dealing with a particular assertion. The answers are very complete and well-thought out. I also liked Navabi's relatively mild and respectful way of putting forth his opinions. There is no question what he believes, but he doesn't get offensive, except of course for people who are offended by disagreement with their views. I prefer this to some of the more belligerent versions of the arguments against god, and it might be more effective in persuading someone who is on the fence about these issues. ( )
  juglicerr | Jun 23, 2015 |
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This book is meant to provide to-the-point and easy-to-understand counterarguments to many of the popular arguments made for the existence of God.
Arguably the earliest function of religion was to explain natural phenomena that primitive man could not otherwise understand.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 150277528X, Paperback)

• "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way."
• "God's existence is proven by scripture."
• "There's no evidence that God doesn't exist."
• "God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?"
• "Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!"

How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. Whether you're an atheist, a believer or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.

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