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Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Richard Carrier

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Title:Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
Authors:Richard Carrier
Info:AuthorHouse (2005), Paperback, 444 pages
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Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism by Richard Carrier (2005)



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The author did a very good job of building his case. He used logic and reason to demonstratrate that metaphysical naturalism is the only worldview that is supported by the evidence. Carrier also made an honest effort to present a Christian refutation to his views; and convincingly debunked dissenting points. I didn't necessarily like that he focussed so much time on the writings of JP Moreland but I would have to assume that he did so to give a consistent Christian perspective which was aimed at actively criticising his own work. There were certainly positions with which I would not be in full agreement with the author but I got the feeling that we could have a great time discussing our differences over a few beers. All in all, this book was well worth the considerable time it took me to read it. ( )
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If God does not exist, then what does? Is there good and evil, and should we care? How do we know what's true anyway? And can we make any sense of this universe, or our own lives? Sense and Goodness answers all these questions in lavish detail, without complex jargon. A complete worldview is presented and defended, covering every subject from knowledge to art, from metaphysics to morality, from theology to politics. Topics include free will, the nature of the universe, the meaning of life, and much more, arguing from scientific evidence that there is only a physical, natural world without gods or spirits, but that we can still live a life of love, meaning, and joy.… (more)

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