In Defence of Atheism: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam
In the twenty-first century, religion is making a comeback, bringing in its wake extremism of all kinds. From Christian anti-abortion campaigns to suicide bombers claiming the righteousness of Islam, we are witnessing a resurgence of fundamentalism. Michel Onfray's response to the threat of a post-modern theocracy is to lay down the principles of an authentic atheism: In Defence of Atheism demonstrates that organised religion is motivated by worldly, historical and political power; that the three dominant monotheisms - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - exhibit the same hatred of women, reason, the body, the passions; that religion denies life and glorifies death.
Onfray exposes some uncomfortable truths: Please try again later. His logic on description of different topics in this book, is not well founded and is not based on any objective fact.
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It is so disappointing One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. But then, Europe has a history of state-supported churches and church-supported states , so Onfray's venom makes more sense in that context.
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Still, I expect many North American readers will be put off by the intensity of his disdain. Four stars for the rational content, not the emotional context. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Judaism invented the extermination of a people; Jesus never existed historically; Christianity was enforced with extreme violence by Constantine; Islam is anti-Semitic, misogynist, warlike and incompatible with the values of a modern democracy.
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Atheist Manifesto takes on three challenges. The Tyranny of Afterlives. Bonfires of the Intelligence. Seeking the Opposite of the Real. Repressions and the death fixation.