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The Impossibility of God

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Most people, believers and nonbelievers alike, are unfamiliar with the variety and force of arguments for the impossibility of God. Yet over recent years a growing number of scholars have been formulating and developing a series of increasingly powerful arguments that the concept of God, as variously understood by the world's major religions and leading theologians, is con ...more
Hardcover, 425 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Prometheus Books
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John  Conneely
Sep 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is a compendium of papers written by various authors. It is co-edited by Michael Martin who many consider to be the foremost contemporary atheist philosopher. The thrust of many of the chapters is that not only does a god NOT exist, but due to various internal contradictions inherent in the concept, a god CANNOT exist.

It's dense reading, best taken one chapter at a time. This will allow the reader to contemplate and thoroughly digest the arguments presented.
David Melbie
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Doubters
Recommended to David by: Library pick
I am always dismayed when I read or hear that 'science' has been, and is still unable, to prove the non-existence of God. This collection of papers, most of which are from the last century (the exception is the appendix inclusion of d'Holbach's Of The Confused and Contradictory Ideas of Theology from 1770) and most all of them use the scientific method to disprove the existence of God. I am glad that I found and read this book and I recommend it to anyone who doubts the existence of God
Pedro Bonilla
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent disproofs of various aspects of western philosophers god. It is a little hard to read in some places but overall accessible. Read this with any systematic theology.
Steven Lupton
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pretty good actually! Not quite The God Delusion by Dawkins or Holy Unbelievable by Dixon but still a great read.
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