The False Dialectic between Christians and Atheists by Tom Donovan

The False Dialectic between Christians and Atheists

byTom Donovan

Kobo ebook | October 5, 2016

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Could it be that atheism and belief in God are both forms of avoidance behavior? It's easier to focus on belief than it is to take up a new practice of living. Perhaps both are ideological distractions that mystify the nature of reality and what knowledge is. What if we admit that we are neither believers nor atheists: Does that mean we're nothing?


Philosophy aims to help us understand the world without appealing to something beyond. It's considered to be rooted in the search for eternal truths, and when the truth is unclear, philosophy is expected to embrace modesty and have a willingness to say "I don't know." Rejecting the false dialectic of God/atheism will help us recognize that the world is our construction and our responsibility so long as we are here.

Drawing on Georg Lukács and Max Horkheimer, the author argues that belief in God and atheism are both ideological distractions. They are both forms of immaturity that can only be transcended through action. The real good news is that we can do away with belief in the supernatural, but it will take more than non-belief; it will take philosophical action.

He takes us on a journey through our philosophical practices to purge ourselves of mystified notions. The journey is long, but at least the path is strewn with the charm of Socrates, Descartes, Marx, and Sartre.

In short, Prof. Donovan says, "Nothing exists but this world, our world... Nothing is beyond God and atheism. Why not become nothing? Make yourself and those who matter proud."

Title:The False Dialectic between Christians and AtheistsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 5, 2016Publisher:Algora PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1628942126

ISBN - 13:9781628942125