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Publisher's Summary

  • "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way."
  • "God's existence is proven by scripture."
  • "There's no evidence that God doesn't exist."
  • "God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?"
  • "Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!"

How many times have you heard arguments like these for why God exists? Why There Is No God provides simple, easy-to-understand counterpoints to the most popular arguments made for the existence of God. Each chapter presents a concise explanation of the argument, followed by a response illustrating the problems and fallacies inherent in it. Whether you're an atheist, a believer, or undecided, this book offers a solid foundation for building your own inquiry about the concept of God.

©2014 Armin Navabi (P)2014 Armin Navabi

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An excellent overview of atheism.

There is always a tendency to project in a review, what you wish a book was rather then review what the book actually is. That's my dilemma here. I wish this book went into more detail and gave extra examples and maybe just provided a little more depth. That said, it's a very short book and it's very concisely illustrates all of the major reasons why people disbelief.

My only other criticism was that the reader seemed to rush (at least that is how it sounded to me). I read audiobooks constantly due to a hand problem that makes holding a book for prolonged periods painful. Thus I am very familiar with audiobooks and feel qualified to comment on this point. I just felt like he sounded rushed.

Overall, it's an excellent overview and I would recommend it to anyone looking to understand atheism or anyone questioning their own fair or lack thereof.

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From religious to reason.

This book helped me solidarity what I've always known. I'm looking forward to his next books. As I learn more, I feel like a spell is being lifted.

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The Best HandBook for any developing mind

What made the experience of listening to Why There Is No God the most enjoyable?

The point to point reasoning and logic of each line is perfect for me because it hit every single rebuttal i have ever heard from a christian or muslim i have argued against although i have many of my own refutes against their ill conceived logic this gave me so many more.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why There Is No God?

The most memorable part of the book probably had to be the parts of how religious people can stay religious even while they have doubts and real life understanding. I have always been confused about this and it always angered me to think about logical and reasonable people that i know that are still religious; but this gave me an insight that thoroughly explained it and i can now be more empathetic with my theist friends.

What about Dave Richards’s performance did you like?

it was a tad robotic lol and i can imagine if i had one of my theist friends listen to it they would be able to understand it but it wouldn't surprise me if someone thought that's the way all atheists are. Robotic and logical

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was although to retain it better i will be listening many more times.

Any additional comments?

Awesome book I'm so glad people like you are out in the world as well because although i know I'm not alone in my atheism i do feel lonely when i look at my friends and recognize I'm the only atheist but books like these remind me that i'm not unique nor am i alone in my disbelief.

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A good introduction to atheism and logic.

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The narration by Dave Richards is good but I would have liked it if he spoke just a bit more slowly.

Armin has done a very good job of outlining and explaining the reasons why there is no god in a succinct, direct and easy to understand manner. I recommend this book to believers, non-believers and everyone in-between and around the edges. Love, Peace and Happiness to you all!


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A debate playbook

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When debating god's existence or lack thereof, things are bound to devolve quickly into a subjective mess. Most often, this can be attributed to the lack of a common framework (i.e. language) accepted by all of the debating sides. This book, seeks to provide such a framework, by way of rebutting 20 of the most common arguments for the existence of god, and it does so in a lighthearted fashion. The book can also be thought of as an introductory reading into the contentious subject, and as a refresher course for those who want to revisit many of its basics.

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Entertaining listen. Loved the narration.

Loved the length of this book. Nothing was drawn out. Very efficient at making its many important points. And funny! The narrator was perfect for the topic. He did incredulity quite well and at several points I had a good laugh. Highly recommend for anyone.

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concise and to the point

good book and to the point. would recommend to anyone looking for a quick rundown on the atheist mindset.

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Excellent overview

There are no really new arguments here but it is handy to have most of the main ones gathered together. My warmest congratulations to the author for leaving a faith that is so dangerous to leave. I hope that on similar conditions, I would have had the courage to do the same. Deep respect.

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To the point and indisputable

It does not take much to show that any of the proofs or attempts at proof for God's existence are all fatally flawed, but it can be a little bit difficult to keep all of the refutations and rebuttals straight. This book provides a useful aid. Also, when engaged in a discussion with the religious, their minds are used to simple black amd white amd unaccustomed to their ideas being challenged. The goal is to snap them out of their illusions as with a Buddhist choan. To do this, you can't throw at them every idea in the God Delusion (Dawkins) or simply point to Christopher Hitchens and assume people will get it. You need simple and accurate rebuttals where any specific objection to God cannot take more than 3 minutes to explain or you will lose people. Fortunately, this book demonstrates that 3 minutes is all it takes. We are not debating any complicated thing here, but you do have to be precise and cogent when debating people who cling to their bibles, korans etc. and this book provides a cut to the chase set of responses that are not all that can be said, but should prove sufficient enough to at least not leave one at a loss for words and to sow doubt in the minds of the faithful.

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Great Narration and Inspiring Story

Great arguments, non-confrontational rebuttals to common atheist misconceptions. Great for repeated listening. Recommend for all.

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  • Yona Fichman
  • 03-05-15

Good Summay poor narration

If you could sum up Why There Is No God in three words, what would they be?

God exists in people's minds

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not relevant

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He went too fast, sounded like reaing the news - no time to digest what is said - a book like this should be at least 4 hours naration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Good book - good summary and very wise reasoning and insights

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  • Richard
  • 12-19-16

a very shortsighted view into popular debate

Navabi is not a philosopher and it truly shows throughout this book. thoroughly misguided argumentation.

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  • Derek
  • 05-19-18

Excellent concise read on the subject

This is a very concise summary of the logical arguments that theists need to overcome to prove the possibility of god and also the illogical reasoning they try to present.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-17

Looking forward to hearing more from the Author

For any Atheist looking for a good way to articulate your arguments then this book is for you. I'd advise Theists to read the book as well in order to understand the way in which Atheists think and how disbelief comes about. The narrator did a good job overall but sounded a bit too monotone for my liking.

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  • Robert Winston
  • 01-08-17

A common sense approach to the God hypothesis

This is filled with a common sense approach to the god question.

Very easy to listen to.

Highly recommend for those considering why it is that some people still believe in gods and for those theists who are trying to understand the considered position of atheism.

The author effectively succeeds in demonstrating why there are no good reasons to believe in gods.

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  • MR DAVID R TUCKER
  • 05-01-16

Straight to the point

Very useful book that gets the point out logically and efficiently. I think the author's story is worth reading first and it might have been even better if the author had narrated.

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  • Manveer S.
  • 04-17-16

Very pleased with content and narrator.

the simple arguments made were concise and very well laid out. this is a light hearted and logically flowing book. a pleasure to listen to the narration for me, i thought this was a good balance between informative and entertaining to hear such common fallasies obliterated so eloquently.. although for some readers it may appear self righteous, i thought it was fine. look forward to reading (or listening to) his other books.

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  • Ann Marie Whyte
  • 03-02-16

A great introduction to the arguments against god.

I think this is a great book for those of use who know why we don't believe in god but are not very good at articulating it to people in discussions on the subject. It gives clear, concise answers and information which can be easily understood..

The only negative is that the narration was a bit rushed.

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  • Peter C.
  • 02-25-16

speedy gongalez-no way!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes-if I knew they were an atheist like me.

What did you like best about this story?

The breakdown of the arguments.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Richards’s performances?

No way-I reduced the narrator speed on my Fire!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No-it benefits from contemplation and reflection not speed.

Any additional comments?

Like a previous reviewer wrote, this would have benefited with a slower reading!

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  • MR M J WATSON
  • 08-08-15

A very enlightening book

l really enjoyed this book, having only in recent years set aside my indoctrinated past and dared to think objectively and to doubt all that is instilled into most of us as children.
I would urge anyone who has "doubt " to give this book a try.

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  • Onno den Toom
  • 02-14-18

Great book!

Very good book, answering questions and points of views believers offen ask and say
Looking forward to more!

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  • Claire Martenson
  • 09-20-17

Loved it!

Easy to listen to, informative and I really enjoyed it.
I feel better equipped to talk to the religious and to be able to understand them.
I am now more prepared and have some new found knowledge. Thankyou!!
Claire

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  • Rohan Navaratne
  • 05-08-17

Well argued Atheist response

Well argued and clearly stated atheist responses to theist arguments. And very clearly narrated.

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  • Mark Caesar
  • 11-28-16

Easy to follow

I found myself quite familiar with almost all the arguments presented here. It is a great resource in that it is simply unbiased facts presented in a simple to follow way. Great job.

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  • Craig
  • 09-28-16

On point

This book uses a rational approach to address many of the reactions that believers have towards atheism. Some good nuggets of information to be found.

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  • Geoff
  • 06-15-15

Fantastic

One of the best resources I've seen/heard to prepare those not highly skilled in the art of intellectual debate, or for those that was to solidify their knowledge base and anticipate poorly thought out opposing arguments.

Concise and direct with good opportunity and direction as to where to go to further one's inquiry.