The God Argument: the Case Against Religion and For Humanism by AC Grayling - review

There are 9 comments on the The Guardian story from Mar 7, 2013, titled The God Argument: the Case Against Religion and For Humanism by AC Grayling - review. In it, The Guardian reports that:

AC Grayling is a top-ranking professional philosopher - fellow of an Oxford college, and for many years a professor at Birkbeck - but he does not rest on his laurels.

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CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#1 Mar 7, 2013
Young people should study a core course in logic, ethics and science, get fired up by rationalism rather than nationalism, and then go out and destroy the last strongholds of ignorance and prejudice.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Mar 8, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
Young people should study a core course in logic, ethics and science, get fired up by rationalism rather than nationalism, and then go out and destroy the last strongholds of ignorance and prejudice.
You moniker matches your posts so well. I concur.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#3 Mar 8, 2013
It will scare the hell (sorry of the pun) out the religious.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#4 Mar 9, 2013
Muslims go to mosque on a Friday (Venus), Jews go to temple on Saturday (Saturn)saturnday, and Christians go to church on Sunday (Sun).
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#5 Mar 9, 2013
Very Cynical Person wrote:
It will scare the hell (sorry of the pun) out the religious.
It's a pity if they react with fear instead of interest. They have nothing to fear from the retreat of superstition.

And I don't agree that A. C. Grayling is a 'militant atheist'. Why does speaking out against religion or simply being an atheist make someone 'militant'?
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/militant
Why can't people just be free to express opinions and state facts that some religionists may find unwelcome or objectionable? That isn't militant, that is reasonable. Religionists have to get used to religions being as open to criticism as any other superstition.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#6 Mar 11, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You moniker matches your posts so well. I concur.
Thank You!
Siro

Ringwood East, Australia

#7 Mar 21, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
Young people should study a core course in logic, ethics and science, get fired up by rationalism rather than nationalism, and then go out and destroy the last strongholds of ignorance and prejudice.
So young people should be indoctrinated with atheism and international socialism as far as youre concerned?
Why only young people?
In other words you want fresh meat for your perversions rather than burnt out corpses like KittenKoder
Jimmy

Yeovil, UK

#8 Mar 21, 2013
Siro wrote:
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So young people should be indoctrinated with atheism and international socialism as far as youre concerned?
Why only young people?
In other words you want fresh meat for your perversions rather than burnt out corpses like KittenKoder
Be a man and prove your gods you pansy.
CunningLinguist

Hernando, FL

#9 Mar 21, 2013
Siro wrote:
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So young people should be indoctrinated with atheism and international socialism as far as youre concerned?
Why only young people?
In other words you want fresh meat for your perversions rather than burnt out corpses like KittenKoder
Even the Bible god fears knowledge - WHY?

Simple-minded
"I am jealous over you ... I fear your minds be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
2 Corinthians 11.2-3.
"I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create EVIL. I the LORD do all these things."
Isaiah 45.7.

Making "every thought captive."
"For the weapons of our warfare are casting down imaginations ... and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
St Paul, 2 Corinthians 10.4,5.

The Bible is mythology

"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it.
But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth."
~Gandhi

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