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Divinity of Doubt: The God Question | [Vincent Bugliosi]

Divinity of Doubt: The God Question

Vincent Bugliosi turns his critical eye on both religious believers and theatheists who reflexively oppose them. Here he indicts both camps, and argues that agnosticism is the most responsible position to take with regard to such eternal questions as the existence of God. Bugliosi examines such developments as the decline of belief in evolution and the disturbing vengefulness of God, as depicted in the Old Testament.
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Vincent Bugliosi turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists who reflexively oppose them. Here he indicts both camps and argues that agnosticism is the most responsible position to take with regard to such eternal questions as the existence of God. Bugliosi examines such developments as the decline of belief in evolution and the disturbing vengefulness of God, as depicted in the Old Testament. He also questions that an all-powerful and all-knowing creator would have so badly miscalculated free will, leaving human beings to persecute and murder each other. Vincent Bugliosi sets a new course - a middle path that urges us to recognize the limits of what we know, and what we cannot know, about the ineffable mysteries of existence.

©2011 Vincent Bugliosi (P)2011 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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"Destined to be a classic, Bugliosi's Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of best-selling books on atheism and theism." (FSB Media)

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    peter seattle, WA, United States 05-30-11
    peter seattle, WA, United States 05-30-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Sea Lawyer"

    Not quite what I was hoping for. Given the lack of books about agnosticism, I am glad for anything. The bulk of the book is full of criticism for the circular logic of omnipresence deists use, kind of like picking on a cripple. The first and last chapters contain the real heart of the matter I was hoping to learn about: the elevation of doubt as a spiritual belief. That said, Bugliosi is a clear and entertaining writer, using his keen legal mind to take on Paul and Ezekiel as well as Billy Graham and Dawkins. There are nuggets of pure genius as he contradicts himself and disparages the witness. As only a man who has been in a spitting match with Johny Cochran, he mercilessly tears apart the flawed logic of atheists and the religious faithful. I only wish he didn't attack the most obviously ridiculous acts of Christians (the crusades, the inquisition, papal infallibility, ect) and took a look at the work of those struggling with their doubt and trying to make sense of belief or faith.

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    Deanna G. Selinger Edmonton, Alberta 11-18-13
    Deanna G. Selinger Edmonton, Alberta 11-18-13

    I'm looking for books about belief right now, specifically how mass delusion occurs (religion) in biological terms.

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    "The sort of arguments you'd expect from a lawyer.."
    What made the experience of listening to Divinity of Doubt the most enjoyable?

    I often find myself flabbergasted at the ludicrous things religious people say, so I don't have quick responses because I just don't think that irrationally. Bugliosi has some pretty good ideas/arguments for atheism. He says he's agnostic, but you don't hear any "maybe"s in anything he writes. Coming from a renowned lawyer, I think he has some really simple and obvious arguments/ideas, and points out a bazillion flaws in the Christian religious text and subsequent teachings. Having grown up on a bible college campus, I didn't find that anything he writes is foreign to me. He just puts it in way that I will be able to use in conversation if I have the misfortune to encounter more religious absurdities...


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    He is just so realistic, so simple, so rational. How could anyone not reflect on their beliefs after hearing/reading this.


    Have you listened to any of Mel Foster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't heard Mel Foster before, but he was easy to listen to.


    If you could give Divinity of Doubt a new subtitle, what would it be?

    He certainly doesn't think "God" is a question. It's just a matter of thinking rationally. So maybe "The God Question Answered"


    Any additional comments?

    Because of medical issues, I find it hard to concentrate, but this is the only audio book so far that I have listened to straight through.

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    Stephen Nashville, TN, United States 03-05-12
    Stephen Nashville, TN, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVED It!!!"

    There isn't much to say. I saw an interview with the author and HAD to read the book. In stark contrast to Dawkins, Bugilosi suggests that Agnosticism is the only logical way to be. Whereas, Dawkins basically calls us cowards (I still like Dawkins, regardless). It's a well planned and well reasoned book. Worth the time!

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    Lamont BLANCH, NORTH CAROLINA, United States 06-30-11
    Lamont BLANCH, NORTH CAROLINA, United States 06-30-11
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    "I love this book"

    This was my very first book and I've been in love with it ever since. It's a great listen.

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    S MISSOULA, MT, United States 07-14-13
    S MISSOULA, MT, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Misleading"

    Decent criticism of religion, but dishonest analysis & straw man arguments about Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.

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