Dec 10, 09
Read in December, 2009
This should be called How to Talk to a Religionist if You Must. It lays out great arguments against religion that we should all have in our quivers. Every atheist and agnostic should read it. Religionists who are questioning might benefit from it as well, since the arguments are eased into—the really hard core stuff doesn't come until the end.
There seems to be an emphasis on how horrible Islam is, which is concerning because of the volatile political climate right now. I think that much of the arguments against Islam today are simply issues that Christianity and Judaism have grown out of.
He discusses the three main monotheistic faiths but goes beyond that and also discusses various Eastern religions as well. This pluralism is called for because many seeking a way out of Western religion find themselves in Eastern religion, which is often no better but seems new and different.
All in all, a good read and worth the time.