By Russell Blackford
Tackling a number of myths and prejudices more often than not leveled at atheism, this eye-catching quantity bursts with gleaming, eloquent arguments on each web page. The authors rebut claims that variety from atheism being simply one other faith to the alleged atrocities devoted in its name.
- An obtainable but scholarly remark on hot-button matters within the debate over non secular belief
- Teaches severe pondering talents via precise, rational argument
- Objectively considers each one fantasy on its merits
- Includes a heritage of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist firms, and an in depth bibliography
- Explains the diversities among atheism and comparable thoughts equivalent to agnosticism and naturalism
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Title: Fifty great myths about atheism. 8— dc22 2013006626 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. uk Acknowledgments We wish to acknowledge assistance from Ophelia Benson, Jenny Blackford, Robert Brookey, Jerry Coyne, Darragh Hare, Tauriq Moosa, Antonio Marturano, Nikoo Najand, Graham Oppy, Jacques Rousseau, Grania Spingies, Naomi Stekelenburg, and Peter Sy. All offered us their favorite myths about atheism, and some went beyond this with other valued assistance or advice.
They may point out that this fits with the etymology of the word “agnostic”: a denial of gnosis, or knowledge. ” Religious adherents and apologists often have their own ideas about what they are attacking. For example, Alister McGrath (2004, pp. 174–175) claims that if you include as an atheist anyone who does not believe in the existence of any god then this is too watered down. Indeed, he describes it as a desperate redefinition to build up the appearance of a substantial atheist demographic.
Some atheists think that there is nothing that they have to prove at all. They insist that those claiming the existence of a particular god, or a set of gods, need to demonstrate the truth of their claims. Then there are humanists, secularists, and agnostics, and others with their own labels. ” Some claim to be “agnostic” because they say they have suspended judgment on the issue of God, or a god, or a pantheon of gods. They may point out that this fits with the etymology of the word “agnostic”: a denial of gnosis, or knowledge.
50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford