Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity Paperback – 28 Apr 2012
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If you're looking for an easy read, go elsewhere. If you're looking for a rewarding read, this is the book for you. The breadth & depth of the writer's knowledge of Christianity make for a very long book & it's a book which demands that the reader be prepared to think, not just read passively. A book best read a few pages at a time - as another book says, " read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest".
Challenging, thought-provoking & comprehensive. Well worth reading!
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If one seeks a good introduction to the arguments and nuances of "the God debates", this book is probably the best starting point because it goes over all of the relevant material but is not as technical as something like JL Mackie's classic The Miracle of Theism.
This book by Loftus is heavily footnoted with references to longer treatments by authors on both sides of the issues he is addressing. I have added many books and articles to my list as a result of pursuing his footnotes.
Despite the wide scope, its arguments are cumulative. The same point made on one issue usually applies to another so considered as a whole it does indeed make what I consider a quite formidable case. I haven't read any previous versions of this book so I have no idea how this edition compares to those. I do know that THIS edition is very well done. It does an excellent job of giving an overall and comprehensive view of why someone would or should become an atheist.
The best part about this book is its thoroughness. It covers absolutely every angle of why religion in general and Christianity in particular should be rejected. The philosophical arguments are covered. Problems with the Bible are discussed. It's great. If you can only read one book on atheism, it should be this one.
Be warned that this book is for serious readers willing to invest a lot of time. If you're looking for something short and entertaining, you might want to try some other book. Believing Bulls***: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole might be a better choice.