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Author Harrison, Guy P.

Title 50 reasons people give for believing in a god / Guy P. Harrison
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008


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Description 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents My God is obvious -- Almost everybody on earth is religious -- Faith is a good thing -- Archaeological discoveries prove that my God exists -- Only my God can make me feel significant -- Atheism is just another religion -- Evolution is bad -- Our world is too beautiful to be an accident -- My God created the universe -- Believing in my God makes me happy -- Better safe than sorry -- A sacred book proves God is real -- Divine justice proves my God is real -- My God answers prayers -- I would rather worship my God than the devil -- My God heals sick people -- Anything is better than being an atheist -- My God made the human body -- My God sacrificed his only son for me -- Atheists are jerks who think they know everything -- I don't lose anything by believing in my God -- We didn't come from monkeys -- I don't want to go to hell -- I feel God when I pray -- I need my God to protect me -- I want eternal life -- Without my God we would have no sense of right and wrong -- My God makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself -- My religion makes more sense than all the others -- My God changes lives -- Intelligent design proves my God is real -- Millions of people can't be wrong about my religion -- Miracles prove my God is real -- Religion is beautiful -- Some very smart people believe in my God -- Ancient prophecies prove my God exists -- No one has ever disproved the existence of my God -- People have gone to heaven and returned -- Religion brings people together -- My God inspires people -- Science can't explain everything -- Society would fall apart without religion -- My religion is so old it must be true -- Someone I trust told me my God is real -- Atheism is a negative and empty philosophy -- Believing in a God doesn't hurt anyone -- The earth is perfectly tuned to support life -- Believing is natural so my God must be real -- The end is near -- I am afraid of not believing
Summary In this unique approach to scepticism regarding God, Harrison concisely presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then he raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt. Whether you're a believer, a complete sceptic, or somewhere in between, you'll find Harrison's review of traditional and more recent arguments for the existence of God refreshing, approachable, and enlightening
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Faith -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
LC no. 2007051814
ISBN 9781591025672 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Fifty reasons people give for believing in a god