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Is Religion Irrational? [Kindle Edition]

Keith Ward
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His outstanding chapter on revelation effortlessly weaves together his vast knowledge of different faiths. If philosophy is your bag and you are relaxed and comfortable with its language and conventions then this book could be for you. -- Peter Willis The Lance 20120301

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If the New Atheists are to be believed, religious belief is not only dangerous and irrational, but just plain stupid.

With increasingly intolerant polemic they are dismissing the views of religious people, and misconstruing them in the process. In this book, Keith Ward debunks the notion that rationality and intelligence are incompatible with belief in God, going through some of the main criticisms raised by the New Atheists (and their predecessors), for example:

- Does God cause evil?

- Is the universe intelligently designed?

- Is God free?

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current cultural war between atheism and belief.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 250 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0745955401
  • Publisher: Lion Books (18 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UA0PHE
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very rational book 2 Aug 2012
By Mike
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I thoroughly enjoy Prof Ward's style of writing, extremely reader friendly, pragmatic and reasonable. Unlike some atheist and religious apologists he is clearly not looking to 'score points' against people with opposing views. I would especially recommend this book to atheists and agnostics who are open to the idea of God and religion but find their intellect or current social paradigms getting in the way.

Prof Ward criticizes the philosophy of materialism and points out that very few philosophers, classical and modern have been materialists; according to Ward, God is not just an extra add on to a material universe which will gradually disappear as science progresses. There are also some strong responses to problems such as evil and whether religion is harmful

After reading this book I certainly wont go back to reading the sort of trash peddled by Dawkins and Harris et al.
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