For skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge, this book makes for very stimulating reading Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or sFor skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge, this book makes for very stimulating reading Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader.This is undoubtably an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion This is a unique approach to skepticism regarding that presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then he raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt.Whether you re a believer, a complete skeptic, or somewhere in between, you ll find this review of traditional and recent arguments for the existence of God refreshing, approachable, and enlightening From religion as the foundation of morality to the authority of sacred books, the compelling religious testimony of influential people, near death experiences, arguments from Intelligent Design, and much , Harrison respectfully describes each rationale for belief and then politely shows the deficiencies that any good skeptic would point out As a journalist who has traveled widely and interviewed many highly accomplished people, quite a number of whom are believers, the author appreciates the variety of belief and the ways in which people seek to make religion compatible with scientific thought Nonetheless, he shows that, despite the prevalence of belief in gods or religious belief in intelligent people, in the end there are no unassailable reasons for believing in a god.
Reasons People Give for Believing in a God For skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge this book makes for very stimulating reading Many books t
Title: 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
Author: Guy P. Harrison
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About the Author
Guy P. Harrison
I write about many things but my primary focus is on science and skepticism I believe that our world could be a little better and a lot less crazy if people simply understood how science works and appreciated the protective value of skeptical thinking in everyday life.I ve held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist I m also a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about many people and places in than 25 countries on five continents I have had some very rewarding jobs teaching history and science to bright young students and working with abused and neglected children My degree is in history and anthropology University of South Florida I ve won some nice awards for my writing and photography but doubt anyone really cares about that other than my sweet mother.When I m not staring at a blank computer screen hoping that an interesting sequence of words will appear, I m likely to be running, hiking, reading a science book, working out at a gym, or trying to teach life lessons to my children via repeated forced viewings of Star Trek original series, of course When normal people are busy thinking about politics, economics, and the Kardashians, I m usually daydreaming about time travel, the singularity rapture of the nerds ancient Greece, extremophiles, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and robots.My latest book is 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True It s a fun grand tour of unusual unproven claims such as astrology, psychics, ghosts, UFOs, faith healing, and so on as viewed through the lens of science and skepticism It s published by Prometheus Books.