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5.0 out of 5 stars A very logical and well mannered introduction to critical thinking, 6 May 2013
This review is from: Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings (2nd edition, revised) (Kindle Edition)
Just finished this book which I would highly recommend as a great introduction to critical thinking

It's only short so it's not a particularly taxing read, but covers a number of very reasonable and well considered arguments as to why he feels the Bible is erroneous and could not be the infallible word of God.

It's also quite refreshing in that whilst it does take a very clear stance against Christianity (and other religions to a lesser extent) it doesn't have the vitriolic rant that other atheist texts have.
Just having a more "softly softly" approach means that Christians who assume that all atheists / skeptics are just like Chris Hitchens will be pleasantly surprised and might actually take on board more of the message being conveyed rather than just switching off in the belief that they're the subject of hatred and persecution

The focus is still very much on the Old Testament though and as far as I'm aware a lot of "modern" Christians don't necessarily still consider the laws in say Leviticus for instance to still be valid. All of the ones I know have cut their hair round their temples, some have tattoos and most are partial to a prawn curry, so it might not have the same impact as if the focus was on the NT alone

But its logical, well researched and "well mannered" discourse on the importance of reading fully the scriptures from your chosen faith, and applying critical thinking.

Look forward to reading other books by Mr McAfee
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