Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism

Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism

David Mills Dorion Sagan / Sep 20, 2019

Atheist Universe The Thinking Person s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism Clear concise and persuasive Atheist Universe details exactly why God is unnecessary to explain the universe and life s diversity organization and beauty The author thoroughly rebuts every argume

  • Title: Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism
  • Author: David Mills Dorion Sagan
  • ISBN: 9781569755679
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive, Atheist Universe details exactly why God is unnecessary to explain the universe and life s diversity, organization, and beauty The author thoroughly rebuts every argument that claims to prove God s existence arguments based on logic, common sense, philosophy, ethics, history, and science.Atheist Universe avoids the esoteric language useClear, concise, and persuasive, Atheist Universe details exactly why God is unnecessary to explain the universe and life s diversity, organization, and beauty The author thoroughly rebuts every argument that claims to prove God s existence arguments based on logic, common sense, philosophy, ethics, history, and science.Atheist Universe avoids the esoteric language used by philosophers and presents its scientific evidence in simple lay terms, making it a richly entertaining and easy to read introduction to atheism A comprehensive primer, it addresses all the historical and scientific questions, including Is there proof that God does not exist What evidence is there of Jesus resurrection Can creation science reconcile scripture with the latest scientific discoveries Atheist Universe also answers ethical issues such as What is the meaning of life without God It s a spellbinding inquiry that ultimately arrives at a controversial and well documented conclusion.Other important questions answered in this book What, precisely, is atheism, and why is it misunderstood so thoroughly If God is a myth, then did the universe appear from nothing Does the meticulous clockwork of planetary motion result from mindless random forces Do atheists believe that human beings evolved through blind accident from lifeless matter Do the splendor and intricacy of life on Earth reveal evidence of intelligent design by a supernatural Creator Can atheists prove that God does not exist What about Creation Science, and the popular new movement to reconcile Scripture and science Have recent scientific discoveries pointed to God s governance of the cosmos Did Albert Einstein believe in God Does the fact that energy cannot be destroyed lend credibility to a belief in eternal life Without God, can there be a valid system of ethics or an objective right and wrong Does religion encourage moral conduct and civilized behavior Is the Golden Rule really such a bad idea What is the meaning of life without God When we die, are we simply dead like dogs Did atheists suffer a trauma in childhood that warped them into blasphemous rebellion Because of ubiquitous injustice on Earth, is an afterlife required to redress the imbalance, where evil is ultimately punished and virtue rewarded Is atheism just another crackpot religion What s the harm in a person s private spirituality Does humanity have everything to gain, and nothing to lose, through belief in God even if He s only imaginary Apart from the Bible, is there secular historical evidence of Jesus miracles and resurrection How do atheists explain near death experiences and medical miracles which amaze even skeptical doctors Why should a tiny minority of atheists be able to force their opinions on everyone else by banning prayer in public schools Since there are no atheists in foxholes, have famous nonbelievers recanted on their deathbeds Did Old and New Testament prophecies correctly predict events which actually unfolded during our own lifetimes What about the Shroud of Turin and the discovery of wood fragments from Noah s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey Does the Law of Entropy or the running down of the universe contradict evolutionary theory, which asserts that Nature s complexity is increasing Is there absolute proof that man evolved from a lower form of life Even if you believe that all life evolved from a single cell, how could complex cellular life originate without a Creator Is atheism a totally negative philosophy, leading only to cynicism and despair Does communism s past embrace of atheism prove that atheism is an evil and failed philosophy Was America really founded upon Christian principles by Christian believers What is the true, behind the scenes relationship between politics and religion in 21st century America All of these questions and hundreds of others are fully confronted and methodically answered in the riveting pages of Atheist Universe.

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    1. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 330 صفحه و 11 بخش تشکیل شده است، که در زیر به برخی از نوشته هایِ این کتاب اشاره میکنم و سپس در موردِ این موضوع چند خطی برایِ شما بزرگواران مینویسم-------------------------------------------------‎اگر تنها یک نفر باور داشته باشد كه يک هستیِ جادویی بر جهان، از يک شهرِ جادوی [...]


    2. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 330 صفحه و 11 بخش تشکیل شده است، که در زیر به برخی از نوشته هایِ این کتاب اشاره میکنم و سپس در موردِ این موضوع چند خطی برایِ شما بزرگواران مینویسم-------------------------------------------------‎اگر تنها یک نفر باور داشته باشد كه يک هستیِ جادویی بر جهان، از يک شهرِ جادوی [...]


    3. I read this book about two years ago, and the two things I remember most about it are 1) how completely fascinated and excited I was reading Mills' (extremely easily accessible) chapters on the Geologic Column and the age/creation/function of both the Earth and the universe at large, and 2) my utter bewilderment during the closing chapters, especially during the COMPLETELY RANDOM section on internet porn. Um. What. *sigh*In addition, though interesting, I felt that the chapter on America's sordi [...]


    4. This is a well-written, concise, interesting overview of the argument against Christian fundamentalism particularly Creationism.How did the universe come into being? We don’t know. But new discoveries in quantum theory, as well as research done by Stephen Hawking and his colleagues, have demonstrated that matter can and does arise quite spontaneously from the vacuum fluctuation energy of “empty” space.Intelligent Design? Mills states that “ID’s greatest triumph has been in convincing t [...]


    5. Outstanding! This is one of the best books I've found yet on this subject. The author doesn't take the caustic tone of some of his peers, but in a calm, pleasant but firm way shreds the arguments offered by creationists, intelligent design "scientists", and others arguing that Christian doctrine, and by extension that of other religions, is logically coherent or has any evidence or science to support it. It's ironic - call it projection - that those spokespersons for religion always characterize [...]


    6. David Mills, a soft-spoken, southern gentleman, Baptist-turned-atheist, seems an unlikely boxer in the heated battle over the existence of God, but his good-natured attitude serves his writing well, the reason for which Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism may be the most accessible of all atheist literature. Having been a pious, devout religious follower in his youth, Mills is incredibly well-versed in both sides of the “to believe” or “not to belie [...]


    7. I came to this book by way of More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation, astro-physicist / old earth creationist Dr. Hugh Ross' attempt to explain a scientific theory for Creationism. While I was entertained by Ross's love and explanations of astronomy and the universe, it all caem back to the logical fallacy of "it fits so well, God must have done it", a very unscientific conclusion. A friend suggested Atheist Universe as a rebuttal.And an excellent rebuttal it is, David Mills [...]


    8. David Mills is the perfect person to write this book. He was a southern Baptist in his youth, who could no longer ignore the cogent arguments of science and logic against the Bible. Although some reviewers here claim his tone is hostile, I believe it is just his attempt to warn others not to be duped like he was.Actually, I agree with one of the other reviewers that the problem is one of projection. When a reader comes to a work with pre-concieved, strongly-held beliefs, they will automatically [...]


    9. I'm quite glad I bought this book. I've been a firm believer in evolution since I became intellectually enlightened, but never really knew all that much about it. I've started to see many more creationist ideas in the news and in people around me, so it seemed like a good idea to learn a bit that would help me refute these ideas - if not just for my own sanity.Scientifically, the book addresses whether one needs to posit God for credence of the Universe, the Earth, and the human species. He does [...]


    10. Creationist believe silly things based on nothing but intuition and a belief system based on their revealed religion. Even among themselves they will argue about the placement of a comma and will accept what a book written thousands of years ago says over what science, common sense, reason, empirical data and rational thought processes show to be true.It's incredible that people still reject the fact of evolution (the fossil record exist regardless of what people falsely may believe) and the The [...]


    11. I found this book really concise and logical in it's argument against religion. The only problem that I had with it was that it did (at times) have that 'religion/God is wrong and stupid and so is anyone that believes in it' kind of a feel, and I just can't appreciate that. I don't think that kind of sentiment enhances any atheists argument any more than it does a religious persons argument.Luckily, that theme was not overly present in the book, most of it was very well thought out and relativel [...]



    12. i really liked this book.i actually bought it from a book shop in bangkok,thailand.i read it in one day is a 2004 book by david mills,it was a bestseller among other atheist books starts off by talking about a paper cut that the person has.talks about various writers who write on this subjectis was another brilliant book on atheism is actually a long conversation between a person who is the interviewer and david millse author tells us about his views on religion and about how he is an atheist an [...]


    13. Atheist Universe was exactly the book I hoped it would be. (A quick read with well researched/concise arguments supporting secularism.) However, I did not really love this book. The problem with the book can be summed up in its subtitle—“The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism.” Cheeky. I appreciate the shout out for being a “thinking person” for picking the book of such a topic up, but it also seemed pretty condescending to indicate that anyone who holds fundamental [...]


    14. David Mills is the best. He destroys every creationist argument there all while making it fun and interesting. I learned a lot and enjoyed the analogies he used. Mills is the embodiment of "the thinking person". I was surprised by the chapter on pornography but it was well presented and defended.David uses Logic to destroy Creationism's "logic" and he wins every time.Mills' funny personality shows through the book and it's what make it easy and enjoyable to read.


    15. Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism by David Mills“Atheist Universe" is the excellent book that uses sound logic and concise language to methodically counter well-known Christian arguments and positions. Among the arguments he counters include creationism and Intelligent Design. David Mills has written a very sound thought-provoking book that is a lot of fun to read. This 272-page book is composed of the following eleven chapters: 1. Interview with an A [...]


    16. Anyone who quotes Frank Zappa is very cool by me but, that is not why I like this book. I like David Mills because he is funny! The bonus that accompanies these two features is that this book is scientifically accurate and very readable. It shall remain on my shelf. Keep in mind that I am not put off by his sneering tone against Fundamentalism; this is intended, trust me. In between all the jabs and left hooks there is remarkable wisdom presented here. I enthusiastically recommend this book to a [...]


    17. This book was excellent,it was the most thorough critique of evolution and intelligent design that I have ever read. It makes the science behind evolution and the universe so easy to understand, and is very thorough in countering fundamentalist arguments. For a long time I wasn't sure about creation vs. evolution because I kept hearing so much about creation "science" but this book definitely put those doubts to rest. It reinforced my commitment to atheism and gave me a lot of ammunition for fut [...]


    18. This books is great if you have that crazy coworker or facebook friend who is forwarding those wacky e-mails that tell you why evolution is wrong, or god is real, or the end of times is near, or whatever. The author gives some good counter-arguments to all that nonsense, so you can study up and prepare yourself for the inevitable confrontation with Mr. Crazy.On the other hand, if you want a book about atheism or atheist thought, you're better off sticking with the big three: Sagan, Hitchens, or [...]


    19. This was a bit of an odd read for me. Some chapters bored me and I would set it down and read something else. Then returning to the book I found that I could barely put it down. There were some chapters I liked more than others but in every chapter I always learned something new while giving me new things to think about. So overall this was a great book and worth reading.


    20. This is by now a classic book in atheism. David Mills presents all the usual arguments plus many more in a book that's easy and fun to read. If you're questioning your beliefs, then this book will help you realize that maybe your belifs aren't valid. If you're already an atheist, then you'll enjoy the clarification that this book brings.



    21. Disappointing. First, let it be understood: I AGREE with Mills. I am an atheist, or at least an agnostic, depending on the strictness of your definitions and my mood at the time, and maybe what day of the week it is. And it is true; this book does what the cover blurb says it does: it "makes the case against Intelligent Design", and is "The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism". What it fails to do, however, is to make the case for atheism. Mills spends his entire book shooting d [...]


    22. This book is an unapologetic critique of christian fundamentalism. It is a point by point analysis of many of the arguments for and against the existence of a God. The focus of this book is mostly on Christianity rather than other modern religions. It is well organized and well thought out. The arguments presented throughout the book by the author are compelling and convincing. Some parts of the book are simple with discussions of many of the traditional arguments against the existence of a God [...]


    23. Clear, logical, and well-argued, slightly repetitive at times. Accessible and not over-intellectual, as some of this genre are. Particularly interesting sections are the “Myth of Hell” and “Intelligent Design.”


    24. If you want a basic run-down of all the atheist arguments, this is the book you want. Great book. Probably the best atheist book I've read along with Hitchen's God is Not Great.


    25. Back in my school days, I felt overwhelming scepticism to the answers of such questions as how did the universe come to be? Or ‘why’ are we here? ‘God’ was the answer to every question I had on these topics I didn’t understand, and I was not satisfied with the answer.I grew a bit older and started the long journey to seek out the answers to these questions and properly understand the subjects I craved to know.The path I was undeniably led down was the scientific road to understanding. [...]


    26. For the most part, this is a very interesting and quite detailed exploration of the inadequacies and illogical notions that so-called fundamentalist Christians have about life, the universe and our place in it all. It's probably not for every reader, of course, especially if one holds hard & fast traditional beliefs of God and the nature of the universe. Discounting the mysterious & very personal aspect of "faith", the book looks at various fundamentalist Christian beliefs from a purely [...]


    27. The logic and arguments are there, and I appreciate that Mills went out of his way to be concise. Unfortunately, the way he writes is a bit cold, and sometimes needlessly harsh. It's fine to make a blunt point or criticism, but there's an edge of superiority that in my view just doesn't need to be there.Speaking of things that don't need to be there, in a book arguing against Christian fundamentalism and for atheism, it seems a bit out of place to have a chapter rebutting Christian concerns abou [...]


    28. The best part of this book is the beginning, a transcription of interviews Mills has given. Interviewed by Christian apologists, Mills is defending his beliefs, and in this mode he comes across as reasonable and polite.The actual meat of the book, while successfully dismantling ID through sound logic, nonetheless seems more like a catfight than an intellectual debate. Mills' arguments are backed by science, and he points out clearly that religion is not, cannot be backed by legitimate scientific [...]


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