The Irrational Atheist

Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
By: Vox Day
Narrated by: Jon Mollison
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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On one side of the argument is a collection of godless academics with doctorates from the finest universities in England, France, and the United States. On the other is Irrational Atheist author Vox Day, armed with nothing more than historical and statistical facts. Presenting a compelling argument (but not for the side one might expect), Day strips away the pseudo-scientific pretentions of New Atheism with his intelligent application of logic, history, military science, political economy, and well-documented research. The arguments of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Michel Onfray are all methodically exposed and discredited as Day provides extensive evidence proving, among other things, that:

  • More than 93 percent of all the wars in human history had no relation to religion
  • The Spanish Inquisition had no jurisdiction over professing Jews, Muslims, or atheists, and executed fewer people on an annual basis than the state of Texas
  • Atheists are almost four times more likely to be imprisoned than Christians
  • "Red" state crime is primarily in "blue" counties
  • Sexually abused girls are 55 times more likely to commit suicide than girls raised Catholic

In the twentieth century, atheistic regimes killed three times more people in peacetime than those killed in all the wars and individual crimes combined. The Irrational Atheist provides the rational thinker with empirical proof that atheism's claims against religion are unfounded in logic, fact, and science.

©2014 Vox Day (P)2016 Vox Day

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A logical and well researched

Vox does a great job of deconstructing the new atheists and their anti-theist arguments. He uses logical point by point analysis whilst pointing out the myriad number of mistakes that Harris, Dawkins and Hitchins are more than quilty of. Of course any writer that can insert numerous references from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy whilst critiquing atheists is an added bonus.

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Awesome

Great book. Should be read by anyone who found Harris and hitch lacking. Not to try to convince you of God. Just plugging holes in the philosophy of pop atheism.

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Snarky, hilarious and insightful

Vox is spot on with his view of the pseudointellectual atheists and their irrational books

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Enlighten!

This is very good book that offers logical stand point against the world view of Atheism. The content itself is logically challenging however the way Vox Day deliver his thoughts with witty funny way really helps me to understand what he is saying.

Good reading, recommended!

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Atheism is presented as incomplete and weak thought

Engaging and well presented. Easy to follow and gives point by point refutations of popular atheists writings.

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WOW

Rhetorical and logical tour de force against the illogical and facile atheists scrreds. Well done.

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perception shattering.

Everything you've been told is a lie, but fear not, Vox eloquently and effectively reveals the truth.
Days Vult!
God is Great!

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totally debunks most prominent atheist talking pts

Love this book. This book does not prove God is real. It shatters the prominent atheist arguments against God and religion. If you are someone that finds themselves intrigued by what Sam Harris says, reading this will help you see through the manipulative talk and un-muddy the waters where he wades. It opened my eyes to the intentional pro atheist trickery that is out there.

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This guy gets it.

It appears that Vox Day read and studied all of the books of the Atheists he refutes in his book and appears to be generally well read from many of his references. He has a high contempt for Sam Harris in whom is the only person in which Vox is not at all charitable to as he methodically uses their own words to lay out their arguments and then clearly displays the flaws, sometimes in a biting way. I found myself pausing and contemplating his assertions and was kind of in awe of his depth of understanding of those he challenged. He made a promise in the beginning of the book that I think he keeps for the most part, though he does get into some of his opinions of Christianity towards the end.
I checked iTunes and it looks like he has a podcast and has been a guest on some others. His Podcast isn’t giving me good first impressions

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Refreshing

This book is a must read for any Christian that's sick of their mildly intelligent agnostic friends claiming that religion is responsible for most of the killing throughout history.

However, the book delves into far more than this. It destroys the claims of the most prominent atheists today and provides you ammunition for intelligent discussions on the most common atheistic claims. Everyone could learn something from this book - Christian and atheist alike.

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  • 03-17-20

wow. laying the intellectual smackdown.

vox day has an interesting and keen intellect this book was quite a thriller actually

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-29-19

Enlightening

I dare any Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens fan to listen to this. Put your faith to the test and may realise the gods of atheism aren't as dedicated to the truth as you'd think.

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  • Dan
  • 03-08-19

This is The Best Argument Against The New-Atheists

You've all seen the debates on YouTube with Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza and the like.

If only they were debating Vox Day. The way he rips apart every single one of their arguments in this book is astounding. He lays it out and completely takes them apart point by point with facts, evidence and history. The detail Vox goes into is historically and philosophically granular, you need to listen/read it.

This is a masterpiece

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  • David
  • 10-26-18

Great read.

A much lighter and easy to understand rebuttal for people less than familiar with the language of philosophical debate.