The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or the dreadful consequences of bad arguments (Paperback)
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The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or the dreadful consequences of bad arguments (Paperback)

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Published: 24/07/2015
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"A breath, a gust, a positive whoosh of fresh air. Made me laugh, made me think, made me cry." Adrian Plass

In the last decade, atheism has leapt from obscurity to the front pages: producing best-selling books, making movies, and plastering adverts on the side of buses. There's an energy and a confidence to contemporary atheism: many people now assume that a godless scepticism is the default position, indeed the only position for anybody wishing to appear educated, contemporary, and urbane. Atheism is hip, religion is boring.

Yet when one pokes at popular atheism, many of the arguments used to prop it up quickly unravel. The Atheist Who Didn't Exist is designed to expose some of the loose threads on the cardigan of atheism, tug a little, and see what happens. Blending humour with serious thought, Andy Bannister helps the reader question everything, assume nothing and, above all, recognise lazy scepticism and bad arguments. Be an atheist by all means: but do be a thought-through one.

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780857216106
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Andy Bannister provides a set of powerful and accessible arguments that can be used by ordinary people in responding to the tsunami of atheist sound bites flooding public discourse in the West. His tongue-in-cheek humor gives a certain lightness which does not in any way undermine the rigor and force of the book's arguments. This is not a negative study--though atheism is certainly taken to the cleaners--but it is also profoundly positive in presenting compelling arguments for the central claims of Christianity." - Dr. Peter Riddell, Professorial Research Associate, SOAS, University of London

"Every atheist vs. believer debate I've been to has made me want to gouge out my eyes with a spoon. Bannister's book, however, is exactly what this skeptical believer needed." - Drew Marshall, radio host

"In a brilliant work that is as humorous as it is damaging to atheist arguments, Bannister demonstrates the consequences of implementing new atheist arguments into real life (that is, out of the realm of stuffy office speculations). His work is a wild ride that takes the reader from stories to theory to end game. Writing with eloquence and imagination, he illustrates the supposed 'safe ground' of new atheist thought as truly no ground at all." - Mary Jo Sharp, Houston Baptist University

"This is a remarkable and timely book. Apologetics has to mature and evolve into the 21st century and this intelligent, funny and elegant work is precisely what we are looking for." - Michael Coren, broadcaster, author and journalist

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