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"Does a god exist? This question has undoubtedly been asked, in one form or another, since man has had the ability to communicate. . . Thousands of volumes have been written on the subject of a god, and the vast majority have answered the questions with a resounding 'Yes!' "

"You are about to read a minority viewpoint."

With this intriguing introduction, George H. Smith sets out to demolish what he considers the most widespread and destructive of all the myths devised by man - the concept of a supreme being. With painstaking scholarship and rigorous arguments, Mr. Smith examines, dissects, and refutes the myriad "proofs" offered by theists - the defenses of sophisticated, professional theologians, as well as the average religious layman. He explores the historical and psychological havoc wrought by religion in general - and concludes that religious belief cannot have any place in the life of modern, rational man.

"It is not my purpose to convert people to atheism . . . (but to) demonstrate that the belief in God is irrational to the point of absurdity. If a person wishes to continue believing in a god, that is his prerogative, but he can no longer excuse his belief in the name of reason and moral necessity."
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OK, below is my original review -- which I wrote here by mistake. Just leaving it so the comments make sense.Frankly, I thought this book by Smith was sort of unmemorable, and as such, I don't remember much about it. At the time I thought it was OK, but now, years later, I can't really recommend it. Read the Martin book (in the comments) instead.--- Read this a number of years ago. Smith dismantles and demolishes all of the various arguments of the existence of God. If you want to believe, don't appeal to reason.more
I suppose I probably rate this higher than I might because it is the first freethought work I ever read; for this reason, I am inclined to remember it with a great deal of fondness. I do remember, however, that it was characterized by the dense, obfuscatory language that so often plagues philosophers in the modern world.more

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OK, below is my original review -- which I wrote here by mistake. Just leaving it so the comments make sense.Frankly, I thought this book by Smith was sort of unmemorable, and as such, I don't remember much about it. At the time I thought it was OK, but now, years later, I can't really recommend it. Read the Martin book (in the comments) instead.--- Read this a number of years ago. Smith dismantles and demolishes all of the various arguments of the existence of God. If you want to believe, don't appeal to reason.more
I suppose I probably rate this higher than I might because it is the first freethought work I ever read; for this reason, I am inclined to remember it with a great deal of fondness. I do remember, however, that it was characterized by the dense, obfuscatory language that so often plagues philosophers in the modern world.more
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