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The Resource Inside the atheist mind : unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God, Anthony DeStefano

Inside the atheist mind : unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God, Anthony DeStefano

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Inside the atheist mind : unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God
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Inside the atheist mind
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unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God
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Anthony DeStefano
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USA Today bestselling author Anthony DeStefano is tired of playing nice. After years of responding patiently and agreeably to the pseudo-intellectual arguments and tactics of today2s militant atheists, he's had enough. In this entertaining, no-holds-barred retort to atheism and its proponents, DeStefano reveals the intellectual bankruptcy at atheism's core and equips believers to respond to its hollow arguments. A witty and devastating takedown of the "new atheist" position, Inside the Atheist Mind systematically debunks the theories of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and others, revealing how inconsistent, illogical, and frankly ludicrous their conclusions truly are. Poking fun at atheists in a clever and intelligent way, DeStefano demonstrates just how full of holes the new atheism is and reveals that it is actually a "religion" of its own, complete with a creed, a set of commandments and sacraments, and a rigid moral code with rewards and punishments. More than that, DeStefano exposes that atheism is itself a "superstition" of the worst kind. Using irony and a healthy dose of playful sarcasm, Inside the Atheist Mind lampoons, teases, and deflates the atheist position, unmasking it for what it is--an empty, intellectually barren philosophy, devoid of any logic and common sense
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This insightful book from DeStefano (A Travel God to Heaven) pushes back against bestselling new atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Bill Maher, casting them as arrogant bullies. DeStefano sets out to expose their “blatant hypocrisy, dishonesty, and intellectual bankruptcy” by debunking common atheist complaints about religion, such as putting science and religion in opposition and blaming war and violence on religion. DeStefano notes the “ignorance” of not acknowledging that many scientists (such as Antoine Lavoisier and Louis Pasteur) were believers and arguing that the greatest bloodbaths of the 20th century occurred under atheistic regimes. “Do atheists really need to be reminded that World War II had nothing to do with religion?” he writes, before listing Tojo Hideki, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and others as genocidal leaders unencumbered by morals due to their atheism. He also discusses the “cowardice of atheists” in targeting Christians more vociferously than Muslims, quoting secular studies teacher Phil Zuckerman as saying, “What keeps me from critiquing Islam is fear.” DeStafano condemns atheist intolerance and dogmatism in statements such as TV host Maher’s “All stupid and dangerous.” DeStefano’s aggressive tone can be off-putting, but readers who can get past it will find many sensible arguments and cogent points about the logic of faith.(Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 02/26/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 9, p)
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DeStefano, Anthony
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211/.8
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no index present
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non fiction
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unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God
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Inside the atheist mind : unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God, Anthony DeStefano
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175, 181-219)
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The arrogance of the atheists -- The ignorance of the atheists -- The ruthlessness of the atheists -- The intolerance of the atheists -- The shallowness of the atheists -- The cowardice of the atheists -- The death-centeredness of the atheists -- The faithfulness of the atheists -- The malevolence of the atheists -- The end of the atheists
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ocn993421727
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22 cm
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xiv, 219 pages
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9780718080563
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2017038905
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(OCoLC)993421727
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Inside the atheist mind : unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God, Anthony DeStefano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175, 181-219)
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text
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Contents
The arrogance of the atheists -- The ignorance of the atheists -- The ruthlessness of the atheists -- The intolerance of the atheists -- The shallowness of the atheists -- The cowardice of the atheists -- The death-centeredness of the atheists -- The faithfulness of the atheists -- The malevolence of the atheists -- The end of the atheists
Control code
ocn993421727
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 219 pages
Isbn
9780718080563
Lccn
2017038905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993421727

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