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50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a GodÂ
byÂ Guy P. Harrison
Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader. Journalist Guy P. Harrison argues that this is an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion. In this unique approach to skepticism regarding God, Harrison concisely presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then he raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt.
UPDATED to fix link and add this link to an interview with the author on Point of Inquiry. I can’t figure out where the book went on the publisher’s website and I’m too tired to spend much time looking for it, so here’s a link to the author’s MySpace page instead.