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useful, clear and even exciting.
on 10 December 2012
This book contains direct quotes from both Atheists and Christians and processes through the arguments on both sides. The basic premise is that either Atheism is true or God does exist - but there is no compromise. Both cannot be true. Naturalism, a form of Atheism, claims that only what we can see or sense with our senses and instruments is real. Since God, according to naturalists, cannot be detected via our senses, He must not be real. It also claims that science having found no evidence of God has, effectively proved that He does not exist. This book takes the initial approach of pointing out that there are many things in life which cannot be detected via our senses but which we hold to exist, and that the explanations which naturalists have for these things are inadequate to explain them, whereas the explanation that the existence of God holds does explain them. Time and time again, the authors demonstrate the bankruptcy of atheistic arguments by perfectly logical arguments, made by themselves and by numerous other authors, including atheists themselves. Of course, you have to have an open mind to be able to accept the rationality of logic itself - regardless its origin. If you don't believe that thought is of any value, since it is merely an electric impulse agitating some atoms in a brain, then don't bother reading this book - because your mind won't be willing to accept it. Oh, I forgot, you don't believe in mind - only in brain...
Excellent book. Having been subjected to amazing tirades and insults from an atheist for a few years now, I truly appreciate the clear way in which are presented all the arguments I knew instinctively but could not articulate in the little time I was ever given to answer. I read it in 3 days, but will do so again and again. I particularly loved Patrick's description of his wife before they married. Most beautiful. Once again, the most beautiful images are on the side of God, the ugliest one are with the Atheists. But that thought was not part of the book. Just my own.