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Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God

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"Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way."
"God's existence is proven by scripture."
"There's no evidence that God doesn't exist."
"God has helped me so much. How could none of it be true?"
"Atheism has killed more people than religion, so it must be wrong!"

How many times have you heard arguments like these for
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Published October 6th 2014 by Atheist Republic
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Nocturnalux I assume that by 'choosing death over life' you are referring to an afterlife. If so, then 'choosing death' merely means accepting that there is no…moreI assume that by 'choosing death over life' you are referring to an afterlife. If so, then 'choosing death' merely means accepting that there is no reason to at all believe that there such a thing as a continuation of a person's individual identity or consciousness after death. If anything, neuroscience points in the opposite direction: that once the brain stops functioning, whatever there is of an individual's 'self' disappears.

As an aside, realizing that you won't live forever is not 'choosing death', it is fully accepting the limits of the life we do have and to treasure it for the gift it can be. You only have one life that will eventually end, this makes life all the more precious and valuable.(less)

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Apr 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
NOPE, not one reason why there is no GOD to be found in this entire book. Just a bucket of failed atheistic thinking. Just to be clear, here is the title of this book:

Why There Is No God : simple responses to 20 common arguments for the existence of GOD

My joy is to go through all 20 arguments and see where X-muslim (New atheist) Armin Navabi went wrong. Hint: he didn't find 20 GOOD arguments. He did what richard dawkins and other enlightened - desperate for a win - atheists attempt: find the
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
"Not knowing the answer to a question is not a valid excuse for making up a fairytale to explain it."

This is a relatively short book (96 pages) by Armin Navabi, but it still manages to cover a wide range of topics in a clear and concise manner. It dismantles each archetypal argument regarding the existence of God and offers you enough ammunition to respond to the usual unsubstantiated claim by a religious peer without becoming unstuck.

Navabi's ability to point out the internal errors,
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this was a fast read and not just because is a short one but because is good, as an atheist it has most of the arguments one commonly use to defend his position, it also has very accurate answers to the most common questions theists use when defending their beliefs, rational and well gather information rule this book of answers, I highly recommend it. One extra point for this book is the outrageous comments reviews of believers, its just funny how pissed off they become when they realize that ...more
Tim Bergmann
May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
The only good thing about this book is that it'a short, easy read.

And regardless of which side you fall on, this book doesn't deliver anything new or in depth. In fact, a lot of the arguments are incredibly weak. I would even go so far as to say that one of the arguments is probably the single worst argument in the history of the debate between atheism and theism.

That being the example of from chapter 1, the example of John Conways game, Game of Life, a computer program designed to make
Wayne Barrett
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was ok

I am disappointed because, as the title suggests, this was supposed to be "simple responses" but to me it read more like an impersonal, technical document.
Peter Caron
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this having already spent a great deal of time and effort on understanding the cases for and agaist belief in God. Many of these 20 arguments can be found in much greater detail in the "standard" works of this century and the last; Dawkins, Hitchens, Sagen, et al. But Navibi does something important here. He has presented the reader with short, clear and logical arguments against the most popular delusions associated with religious beliefs which can be used to defend yourself against the ...more
Jordan Lindfors
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. The arguments aren't new but the way the author goes about it is. Most of the atheist books I've read have used a data driven approach to refuting religious debates. They always state facts and figures around evolution or how Denmark is highly ranked in every form of a healthy society yet being mainly atheist. In this book however, the author uses a more philosophical approach to each response. It was a refreshing thing to read because of that. It really makes you sit ...more
Aug 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Why There is No God (Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God) by Armin Navabi

This is a short and to the point book. Each of the arguments is briefly stated and then a counter argument is given discussing the fallacies of the original argument.

If one has read much on this subject I would suggest giving this book a pass. But I do think the book has value. The author states that he hopes it can be used as a topic starter for believers and non-believers. I agree with his
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A brief but clear and pretty well-documented overview, and rational, systematic rejection, of the arguments invoked by believers (whether Muslim or Christian) to support their claims for existence of God.
Moataz Harb
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: god
From the very beginning no one can miss the simplicity of the book and the straight-to-the-topic style. It's as the author said; CONCISE.

It's my first book on the topic written by a "former Muslim". One of the counter arguments made by Muslims is that some of atheists' books are written to attack and ridicule Christianity and that to them is beneficial for then they provide answers to such arguments saying that if you say such and such in the Bible is nonsense we also believe it to be so and our
Travis Rainwater
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most atheist will be familiar with the arguments in this book, but Navabi gives clear and concise responses. It helped me clarify my own thinking. I usually try to avoid books that I know will reinforce what I already think, but I am glad I read this as I beleive it will help me be more "to the point" in future debates with beleivers.
Richard Lawrence
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freethought
Quick read and to the point. All the major objections and arguments are presented along with clear and effective responses. Well worth the read.
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Why There Is No God" is a very short, quick to read book, I finished it in a day. It's a nice little overview of the 20 most common arguments against atheism and an atheist's (former Muslim) reply to them. His arguments are thought-provoking and he presents them in a very easy to understand and concise way. However, if you've read a lot about atheism/religion before, there won't be much in there that's new to you. I would treat it as an introduction to the most common arguments used by Dawkins, ...more
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book! This is my first atheism book and it did not disappoint! Half the arguments I had to think REALLY hard about them to understand the concept, but that is because I am 14 and was luckily never indoctrinated into religion (thankfully, I have very accepting parents who are somewhat religious). This book has cemented my atheism and has opened doors to new questions. I read this secretly with one of my best friends whos unaccepting parents still dont know shes an atheist, and we ...more
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book and I absolutely loved it. I have recently finished reading Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan and this was an excellent chaser! I come from a very fundamentalist christian family and really needed a book like this that speaks objectively rather than just god-bashing and speaking negatively of believers, as most of my life I was one. I showed my wife the cover of this book yesterday and just laughed as I told her that I would have NEVER allowed myself to consider ...more
Khawla Bouaziz
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Abdulrahman Alrehan
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good entry to understand the point of view and arguments of atheism. It's like a little booklet that takes questions and arguments by deists and then explain the counter argument of atheists in few pages. Its not the best writing you will ever encounter, nor have original thoughts, yet it does it's purpose quite well for what it is.

Its really good to read something we are not used to, to think and see the point of few of others makes it good point to start conversation, build bridges, and expand
Dec 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was hoping for more. He fails to really give an adequate answer to any objection by taking every objection in its weakest form. There are plenty of arguments out there that dive in deeper from all sides of the debate. This book should be seen as an embarrassment to any atheist. You would be better off spending some time watching real thinkers debate these issues on YouTube.
Zachary Campbell
It provided thought provoking ideas and helped to give a different perspective from a former Muslim.
Richard Anderton
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Why I liked this book.

This book was easy too read short and to the point. I liked how relevant the questions are very common questions are answered.

Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Terse, concise, and direct. I also enjoyed the biographical section at the end.
Katie Phillips
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The simplicity of this book is great. I live in a very Catholic community and this book has some great ammunition. Every point is clearly articulated and straight to t be point.
Matt Evans
Nov 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
The title does not lie: In this book you will find 20 excruciatingly simple responses to common arguments for God's existence. Excruciatingly simple. Don't waste your money.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for contemporary atheists

The book was published in 2014 and I have completed readint the electronic version of it.
I found out about the book through the Facebook group Atheist Republic that the author created since 2011. It came as a surprise to me to discover only at the end of the book that the author is an ex-Muslim and his life story can stir up quite some emotion.
The book straightforwardly delivers that which is promised in the title and the description almost flawlessly with a
Scott Holstad
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion
First of all, I'd like to say to the Christians trashing this book, you're all idiots, ESPECIALLY pseudo-intellectual ROD with his April 2016 review of some 60,000 words or so. If I had the time to write a response to his review, I would, and I would show him the flaws in HIS assertions, but who in the world has that kind of time -- except a fundie sheeple. One thing that was funny was his response to the the author's statement that Jesus's followers and contemporaries were illiterate and ...more
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I was born and raised in Iran. My parents were Christian, but not a seriously practicing variety.
My grandmother was a practicing Russian orthodox who would take me to church.
Later,I was enrolled in the American Presbyterian mission school in Tehran. Community School, it was called.
It had a good curriculum, interspersed with morning prayers and hymn singing; bible class where we were immersed in the subject along the lines of the school.
The school, however, was also a melting pot of many
Samuel Ronicker
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
Quite possibly worst counter arguments against God

This author takes the weakest of Internet arguments and presents them in book form. He constantly insists there's no evidence for God, and yet in doing so he undermines his own writings. If there truly is no evidence for God, then why write a book countering evidence for God? He refuses to tackle the argument from the resurrection of Christ as an argument for God and has only "science" as an answer to the deeper arguments for God (like the
Leslie Patrick
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read much atheist literature, so I found this book to be really fascinating. Having been raised in a fundamentalist household where questioning the Bible was off limits or answered with "you must have faith" (but never a concrete answer), I feel like my questions were finally answered with the truth. In my opinion, the book is made more interesting because it is written by a man who was a die-hard Muslim, but when he began to intensely research religion, he found grievous ...more
C.H.E. Sadaphal
May 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
The bottom line: If youre looking for new revelations, an intellectual challenge, or a mature argument, then look elsewhere.

Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God is a disservice to both atheists and believers.

It does injustice to atheists by providing superficial, terse, and porous responses to common arguments for Gods existence. And almost all of the arguments for God that the author does respond to are purely ...
Alicia Fox
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is an incredibly short read, laying out the basic arguments against a deity, without too much philosophical meandering.
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Armin Navabi is a former Muslim from Iran and the founder of Atheist Republic, a non-profit organization with over one million fans and followers worldwide that is dedicated to offering a safe community for atheists around the world to share their ideas and meet like-minded individuals.

Armin was born and raised in the Islamic Republic of Iran and was indoctrinated thoroughly in the Muslim

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