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The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism | [A. C. Grayling]

The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism

What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief - all of them - right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality?
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What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief - all of them - right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? Is there a worldview and a code of life for thoughtful people - those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good - that does not interfere with people's right to their own beliefs and freedom of expression? In The Case Against Religion, Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of these questions, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.

©2013 A. C. Grayling (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    "Educational & Good Performance..."

    Good perspective, insightful, and educational. The reader performance was entertaining too. A good reference for better understanding humanism and the argument for independent and critical thinking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Indigenist 05-29-15
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    "Remarkable clarity of thought"

    Admirable as are other recent texts on atheism, this provides altogether remarkable clarity and thought with an admirable description of humanism and the good life.

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    Eric Walton 03-19-15
    Eric Walton 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cogently stated arguments for Humanism"

    Admirably written and expertly narrated, The God Argument makes for very good listening. As a case for Humanism and against belief in gods, it excels.

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    Maurice 01-31-15
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    "Comprehensive and engaging read"

    I enjoyed this book very much. So much I'm on my third re-read! Absolutely through and in my opinion a must read for free thinkers.

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  • Karl
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    "Humanism...yes please"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because having discovered Humanism myself and dumping the fears imposed by organised Religion I'd like others to discover what I have....and importantly THINK about it and for themselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    God is an interesting character but hardly a favourite.


    What about William Roberts’s performance did you like?

    It was fine but wish AC Grayling would read his books...he has such a great speaking voice as can be seen on You Tube.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Most gods are monsters...if you read about them.


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I bought it.

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  • R. Roberts
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    "Worth listening to"

    Good content well put. Some arguments a bit difficult to follow listening to audiobook, definitely one to be concentrating on.

    Arguments for humanism started on the assumption that we all want 'the good life' for ourselves and other people - I wish he had covered the reasons why. ie 'without religion, why do good at all? Why want anyone to be happy?' Of course he quite rightly pointed out that being good to others because you want to is much better than being good to others for fear of punishment by a deity.

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    "American reader otherwise a fantastic book"

    I got a bit lost in the first part where he discusses why religion isn't necessary as I'm already a non believer. The second part is about why humanism is godd for all of us

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