Enjoying this preview? Become a member to read the full title. Join today and read free for 30 days. Need help? Start Your Free Trial. Elogio de La Irreligion. Elogio de la irreligion/ Irreligion: Un Matematico explica por que los argumentos a favor de la existencia de Dios, sencillamente, no se sostienenA Why the. Elogio de la irreligiĆ³n by Paulos, John Allen and a great selection of similar Used , New and Collectible Books available now at

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However, have no fear! NO math or science here really. This a short book and a fairly easy read.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. That’s just the way he’s made, but he doesn’t appreciate that others are made differently. Of course the author latter shoots himself in the foot by stating: And not too long. On pagePaulos calls the belief that God is Love “equivocating” and not persuasive, but offers no explanation for this beyond making fun of fe syllogism, “God is love, love is blind, my uncle is blind, therefore my uncle irreligioh God.

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up

And for a bonus: All that assumed self-righteous belittling of the Jesus of Scripture – with a promise that arguments for God just won’t add up. When I saw this book, couldn’t help picking it up. My 16 year old son read it and told me “don’t read it!

The idreligion thing I enjoyed: Another excellent book from the author of ‘Innumeracy’ – this time he takes on about all the arguments for the existence of God, at least in any of the forms envisioned by mainstream religions.

This was a good book for me to read on the airplane; it was mostly interesting, but not too challenging.

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Just some interesting babble about “these figures are often themselves taken by many as proofs of God’s existence. People often believe what they want to believe without any attempt at verification. I came away from the book feeling confused and not sure what the author’s intention of writing the book was – to prove the non-existence of God or to show the incredulity of believers’ arguments?


It introduced me to some interesting arguments that I hadn’t heard previously. It’s me, over here in the choir robes.

The geeky mathematical angle was a huge bonus. Only 5 left in stock more on the way. I would recommend this book to anybody, particularly the nonreligious and religious moderates as well as anybody making a study of contemporary American religious culture.

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Observe how our world reacts to Jesus and the Bible. Argument From Subjectivity Chapter Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Refresh and try again. This is not that book. If I’d read the first chapter before buying, I would have been less disappointed, but the title suggested that I would learn something, if not about religious argument, then about math.

Only 10 left in stock – order soon. I’m sure your wife enjoys that – it’s good for your marriage. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? English Choose a language for shopping. Nothing new here for people already decently well-read in the genre.

Over all a good read. His arguments are as sensible and thorough as one would expect those of a mathematician to be while remaining very approachable. The book is pleasantly and smoothly written; it deals with how none of the popular “mathematical” or “scientific” proofs of the existence of God really work from a mathematical or scientific standpoint.

It takes demons with nothing better to do for a few centuries to invent and sustain false religions. The average theist will be put off by the tone of the tome, which is a bit condescending. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Therefore, all men are Socrates. Now enjoy your joyful atheism. Nobody is going to force him one way or another. So contemporary believers either stick with that story, or replace it with a sort of fuzzy ‘god rlogio everywhere as a kind of spirit’ concept, which inherently has no explanatory value whatsoever.


Some other authors writing on this topic have taken tones ranging from irreligiion to strident. But seriously, the Bible is fun enough to read normally without having to turn it into a math puzzle that spells out Chicago Bulls. There were rireligion concepts that I felt were beyond my understanding but I don’t think that detracted from the reading overall.

Dl Dawkins or Dennett are a little too hardcore for you, Paulos might be the one to truly deflect the mainstream meme that has placed the poorly thought out label of ‘fundamentalist atheism’ on this movement. But there are two problems here: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It becomes even more confusing with the inclusion of philosophies as support for his arguments.

The prose has that snotty quality that is de rigueur in post-Dawkins atheist writing; there’s nothing wrong with unbeliever’s drollery in the abstract, but Paulos’ digs at missionaries, the Republican Party, and people who send him hate mail only serve to enhance the sense that I’ve read this book before I ended up learning very little from this book, and I think the people who could learn from this book either will not read it or will dismiss it.

So this is a tough one.