Tuesday, May 26, 2015

C.H.E. Sadaphal — Book Review: Why There Is No God by Armin Navabi

The black libertarian-physician, reviews Armin Navabi's new book "Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God". 

C.H.E. Sadaphal is a board-certified emergency physician with a variety of passions and interests. He developed a keen interest in writing during the start of his medical career, and is also currently in pursuit of a graduate theological degree.
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 God’s existence. And almost all of the arguments for God that the author does respond to are purely subjective individual perspectives based upon no actual unique claims of the distinct religions themselves. Why There Is No God does an injustice to believers because, although the book may pretend to reveal how atheists think and help you plan a defense of your beliefs, in actuality, it is a marginalizing, prejudicial, and dehumanizing polemic aimed point blank against people of faith. Ironically, then, Mr. Navabi and religious fundamentalists share a common characteristic—they both seem to believe that their way of thinking is irrefutably correct and the world would be a much better place if others were made in their own image. As a result, this book ends up being a written crusade against all people of faith. 

 To be fair, the one advantage this book does have is that if you are a believer and are easily thrown off-balance by the responses (or are deluded into thinking that the chosen “arguments” really are arguments), then it is clearly time to define and elucidate what you believe and why you believe it. 

Read more: http://www.chesadaphal.com/why-there-is-no-god-by-armin-navabi/