Kathleen's Reviews > Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

Irreligion by John Allen Paulos
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Jun 02, 2009

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bookshelves: math-science, non-fiction, read-in-2009, philosophy

The subtitle for this book is fairly descriptive. Paulos does not attempt to prove that there is no god, or that belief is somehow wrong, he simply uses logic to disprove most of the common arguments that God exists. It is a good book and well worth perusing whichever side of the great theological divide you camp on. For one thing, it is never bad to consider deeply consider the logic of your arguments. For another, it is always good to consider the logic of the arguments of someone you might disagree with. As a mathematician, Paulos approaches the subject entirely on its logical consistencies, which is always a solid position to argue from.

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