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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting history, lacking in rigorous argument, 20 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Case for God: What religion really means (Hardcover)
This book has many interesting historical information and facts about the various beliefs in god and the author takes you from the "apparently" origins of religion to the monotheistic religions, mainly christianity. I didn't find much argument in this book apart from, religion and myth is something you makes sense of by practicing it otherwise you will find it abstract and irrelevant. There is not a single rebuttle for the scientific problems with the existence of god e.g evolution of life. It doesn't even explain how you justify hell when everyone's beliefs are contradictory and the prospect of hell only allows for one champion. The most interesting part of the book is at the end when she talks about the new age atheists e.g. Dawkins, Hitchens etc..
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Initial post: 7 Oct 2010 13:11:44 BDT
S. Flaherty says:
"There is not a single rebuttle for the scientific problems with the existence of god e.g evolution of life."

Well, my reading is that she's saying there's a difference between logos and mythos and that the problems you mention are part of logos whereas religion is part of mythos. In short the creation myth is a story, not to be taken literally, valuable only because of what it means, what it tells you about yourself and your realtion to the world. The same for hell.
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