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A Glorious Book.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Demon-haunted World (Paperback)
A book which passionately clarifies what skepticism means and why it is important for human progress and happiness, the Demon-Haunted World pits rational thought against credulity. Sagan demonstrates that the myths inherent in many religions are clearly human inventions, and that we cannot simply endorse a belief in a comforting God unless we are willing to define what we mean by God. This book opens the reader's eyes to countless hoaxes and fallacies in our history and forces us to re-examine the world we live in with much, much more careful eyes. Finally, though it is filled to the brim with wonder, hope and humor, it may put the reader through the harsh but ultimately rewarding test of having to re-evaluate or even rebuild his or her spirituality, in a more scrupulous, responsible and courageous light.