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Illogical Atheism: Russell's Teapot

Illogical Atheism: Russell's Teapot [Kindle Edition]

Bo Jinn
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A minor prelude to the “Illogical Atheism” Series: An in-depth and unsympathetic critique of contemporary atheist philosophy and culture, with particular emphasis on the written work of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens; the so-called “Four Horsemen of the New Atheist Movement”. Available for wurchase via this link:

In this brief philosophical analysis we scrutinize a new-atheist favourite; the atheistic arguments from “lack of evidence” for theism based predominantly on Bertrand Russell’s famous allegory of the celestial teapot, espoused over six decades ago and re-worked into popular atheist satires like “Unicorns”, the infamous “Flying Spaghetti Monster” and other metaphorical fallacies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 169 KB
  • Print Length: 19 pages
  • Publisher: Bo Jinn (25 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C119FFC
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking 7 Mar 2014
By A human
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll refer to this as a book even though it's short enough to be an internet article.

Here's an example of a sentence from this book: "It is not enough to refuse the evidence given in support of the hypothesis, the atheist must substitute a hypothesis of his own and give evidence for it as well".

So we should believe in something just because we don't yet have a better explanation, even when there is no evidence or logical necessity for that explanation? (This book keeps saying that there is a logical necessity for God but never backs this up by explaining what the logical necessity is!)

Another sentence: "The idea that God is some entity that must be known with absolute certainty is a condition that has been imposed by the dominance of methodological scientific materialism."

That's simply not true; 'absolute certainty' cannot really be obtained. Nobody is asking for absolute certainty. What we need is logical necessity / empirical evidence, and that doesn't exist.

I would rather say "I don't know how the universe was created" than believe in an explanation with no evidence / logical necessity and then claim it's right just because it hasn't been disproven yet!

Sadly despite the author saying he didn't want to misrepresent the atheist position, he did. I admit I gave up halfway through this pamplet because it became obvious that he had no idea what he was talking about at all. Disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read. 12 Jan 2014
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A hard hitting, no nonsense response to the. Last common atheist objections to theism. This book is well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! 21 July 2014
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The arguments here were well thought out and backed up. Lots of quotes, and the title says it all: it simply explains why atheism is illogical. Loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! 11 Sep 2013
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Most Americans, myself included, really don't have the advantages gained from a true liberal education. We are often unaware of the power of logic and reason, applied with rigor and discipline, to discern truth. This is especially critical in a world totally dominated by a metric list work view. This book will probably not convince an atheist but it will help the faithful understand that their faith is founded in reason. Really enjoyed the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is an adventure! 16 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent discourse 19 Aug 2013
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Very well done and very thorough. It quickly becomes apparent that the author is correct. Most atheists could use a healthy dose of doubt to reach a state of humility.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Logical, Reasonable, Rational. Presented Quite Well. 10 Aug 2013
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Bluntly stated... Get this book, and the others this author has written, read them, and LEARN the truth about the "new atheism". There is *NOTHING* "new" about it, but he presents the facts in an excellent way. Yes, God DOES exist, and is very much a factor in our Lives and the Creation. Just FYI, I am a Christian who believes in Intelligent Design. AND I STAND MY GROUND!!! Thanks! :)
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