087975124X G+ Contents are tight; some ink underlining.
From the Publisher
"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
"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,
"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."