The God Argument
The Case Against Religion and for HumanismBook - 2013
Examines the arguments for and against religion and advocates for humanism as a logical alternative.
A number of books in recent years--notably those by Christopher Hitchens, Richards Dawkins and Sam Harris--have taken issue with religion. A. C. Grayling is the first to deal with all the arguments against religion and, equally important, to put forward an alternative--humanism.
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate?
Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? Is there a worldview and a code of life for thoughtful people--those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good--that does not interfere with people's right to their own beliefs and freedom of expression?
In The Case Against Religion, Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of these questions, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.