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Divinity of Doubt : The God Question



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In his most controversial book yet, bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi turns his critical eye on both religious believers and the atheists who reflexively oppose them. Here, the fearless attorney who most memorably prosecuted Charles Manson indicts both camps, calling them out for the intellectual shortcuts each takes to arrive at their convenient conclusions. In the process, he argues lucidly and persuasively why agnosticism--and a healthy skepticism toward certainty of all kinds--is the most responsible position to take with regard to such eternal questions as the existence of God. With his trademark withering wit and humor, Bugliosi skewers such popularizers of atheism as Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins, while also examining such developments as the decline of belief in evolution and the disturbing vengefulness of God as depicted in the Old Testament. Vincent Bugliosi's latest book sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on religion, pro and con--a middle path that urges us to recognize the limits of what we know, and what we cannot know about the ineffable mysteries of existence.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
God, Etc.p. 1
God in Courtp. 19
The Christian God Cannot Existp. 25
Atheism and Its Current Leading Prolocutorsp. 39
Darwin and Evolutionp. 61
The Intelligence (or Lack Thereof) of Intelligent Design, and First Causep. 79
Genesisp. 97
Born-Again Christians and Their Remarkable Beliefsp. 105
Jesus Died for Whom? And for What?p. 117
If Jesus Wasn't the Son of God, Then Who Was He?p. 131
The Many Absurdities of Christianity, and Its Monstrous Godp. 137
The Catholic Church: Great, Grand, and Sillyp. 151
If God Is All-Good, Why Does He Put All of Us to Death?p. 183
What's So Great Up There in Heaven?p. 193
A Brief Descent into Hellp. 201
Praying to a Tree Trunkp. 211
Between Morality and Religion, Who Needs Whom?p. 221
Hey, Look at Us, We're Just as Silly as They Arep. 233
The Sense and Morality of Agnosticismp. 253
Bookendsp. 261
Flushing God Outp. 261
Notesp. 273
About the Authorp. 326
Indexp. 327
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