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Author Blackford, Russell, 1954-

Title 50 great myths about atheism / Russell Blackford, Udo Schüklenk
Edition 1st ed
Published Hoboken : John Wiley, 2013


Description 1 online resource (vii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What is Atheism?; Why Bother About Myths?; Drawing the Lines; Do These Myths Actually Exist?; How Did We Decide What Myths are Worth Investigating?; Are We Picking Easy Targets?; Have We Defeated Theism?; Chapter 1 What is Atheism?; Myth 1 Atheism is Just Another Type of Religion; Myth 2 But the Courts Recognize Atheism as a Religion; Myth 3 Atheists Believe in God but are in Denial; Myth 4 Atheists are Certain There is No God; Myth 5 Atheists Hate or are Angry with God
Myth 6 Atheism is a Rebellion Against God's AuthorityMyth 7 Atheists See No Good in Religion; Myth 8 No Atheist Believes in Anything Supernatural; Myth 9 It Makes No Sense for an Atheist to Practice Any Kind of Religion; Myth 10 Atheists Worship False Gods (Satan, Money, Materialism, ̃etc.); Chapter 2 Atheist Living; Myth 11 Atheism Robs Life of Meaning and Purpose; Myth 12 Atheism is Depressing; Myth 13 Atheists Have No Sense of Humor; Myth 14 Atheists Don't Appreciate Some of the Greatest Works of Art; Myth 15 There is no Christmas in Atheist Families
Myth 16 Atheists Don't Appreciate the Beauty and Perfection of God's CreationMyth 17 Atheists Fear Death (More than Others); Myth 18 Atheists Turn to God When Death is Near; Myth 19 There are no Atheists in Foxholes; Chapter 3 Atheism, Ethics, and the Soul; Myth 20 Without God There is No Morality; Myth 21 Atheists are Moral Relativists; Myth 22 Atheists Don't Give to Charity; Myth 23 Atheists Deny the Sanctity of Human Life; Myth 24 If There is No God We are Soulless Creatures; Chapter 4 Name Calling; Myth 25 Atheists are all Communists, Left-Wing, Liberal
Myth 26 Atheists Can't be TrustedMyth 27 Many Atrocities Have Been Committed in the Name of Atheism; Myth 28 Adolf Hitler was an Atheist; Myth 29 Atheists Give a Free Pass to Non-Christian Religions; Chapter 5 Horrible, Strident Atheists; Myth 30 Atheists are Arrogant; Myth 31 Atheists are Intolerant; Myth 32 Atheists Want to Ban Teaching Religion to Children; Myth 33 Atheists Want to Strip People of their Beliefs; Myth 34 Atheists Want to Ban Religion from the Public Square; Myth 35 Atheists Don't Understand Moderate Religion
Myth 36 We Should Fear a ""Fundamentalist'' or ""Militant'' AtheismMyth 37 Atheists are to Blame for Religious Fundamentalism; Chapter 6 Faith and Reason; Myth 38 Atheists Don't Understand the Nature of Faith; Myth 39 Atheism Depends on Faith, Just the Same as Religion; Myth 40 Atheism is Self-refuting, as Rational Argument Presumes the Existence of God; Chapter 7 Religion and Science; Myth 41 There is No Conflict Between Religion and Science; Myth 42 Atheists Confuse Two Forms of Naturalism; Myth 43 Atheism Implies Scientism; Myth 44 Evolutionary Theory is a Form of Atheistic Religion
Summary Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name. An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious beliefTeaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argumentObjectively considers each myth on its meritsIncludes a history of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Atheism -- Miscellanea
RELIGION -- Agnosticism.
Philosophy & Religion.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Schüklenk, Udo
LC no. 2013006626
ISBN 9781118607985
Other Titles Fifty great myths about atheism