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During this new ebook, Ian Markham analyzes the atheistic global view, opposing the arguments given by way of well known authors of books on atheism, resembling Richard Dawkins. in contrast to different responses to the hot atheism, Markham demanding situations those authors all alone flooring via wondering their knowing of trust and of atheism itself. the result's a reworking creation to Christianity that might attract somebody attracted to this debate.

• a desirable problem to the hot spate of winning books written by way of high-profile atheist authors resembling Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris
• Tackles those authors all alone floor, arguing that they don't comprehend the character of atheism, not to mention theology and ethics
• attracts on rules from Nietzsche, cosmology, and artwork to build a strong reaction that enables for a religion that's grounded, but one who acknowledges the truth of uncertainty
• Succinct, enticing, yet robustly argued, this new publication through a number one educational and author incorporates a wealth of profound insights that express non secular trust in a brand new gentle

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Dawkins quotes with approval, Bertrand Russell’s parable of the teapot. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense.

I suspect all of us would conclude that this is a nonsense use of words and impossible to accommodate in terms of lifestyle. Given chairs are intended for sitting, you cannot sit on a chair that simultaneously exists and yet doesn’t exist. Now this is an obvious contradiction. Most contradictions are more indirect. ” At first sight, the assertion about human freedom does not directly contradict the assertion about the truth of astrology. 9 If God exists, then one must give a coherent account of what this God is like.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, translated as The Joyful Wisdom, Thomas Common, 1910, later translated as The Gay Science. Introduction Meeting Fred and Natalie To begin this exploration of atheism, let us start with an imaginative exercise, where we attempt to get inside the mind of Fred. Fred is an energetic atheist, completely persuaded by the writings of Dawkins et al. We will then explore the worldview of Natalie, an intelligent, thoughtful believer. The Perspective from Fred Fred has never really believed in God.

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