Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
Publish date: 2009-10-27
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
As a nonreligious person, I agree with most of what Epstein had to say but I found the book didn't really provide any kind of fresh insight and, at times, came across a little more defensive in tone than I felt necessary.
I wanted to like this book, really I did. I mostly enjoyed it: it's a good counterbalance to all the work by atheist writers like Hitchens and Dawkins, who tend to be a bit inflammatory and polemical. I have asked before in my book reviews for someone to write an inspiring, deeply-felt book from a n...
Epstein argues that yes, we can be good without God. But is being good enough? The Bible has a few things to say about that (not that humanists care what the Bible says, but...).It was interesting to see Epstein avoid blatant religion-bashing (as Hitchens and Harris are wont to do), instead opting f...
Epstein's book is a refreshing break from the self-conscious atheism of Dawkins et al. The focus on what atheists do value, rather than on what we don't, was thought-provoking.Now, Dawkins may be obsessed with debunking creationism and Hitchens with shocking you into submission, but at least they're...
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