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The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers,&hellip von Jack Huberman
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great compilation of quotes, 29. September 2010
This is a very entertaining compilation of quotes about religion. Most are by atheists or sceptics, but some very unmasking quotes are by believers. They are sorted in an alphabetical order by authors, so it's probably more useful for browsing than to find comments about a specific aspect. I liked the acrimonious, witty introduction by the editor, Jack Huberman.
Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the &hellip von Terry Eagleton
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Bad, embarrassing, 29. September 2010
First the good aspects: It's written in an easy style, with a great sense of humor. Unfortunately Prof Eagleton's criticism of atheism is based on one-sided quotes and misrepresentations of texts by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens (which he keeps calling "Hitchkins", a joke that definitely wears off after the umpteenth time) and Sam Harris. A fairer representations of their world view and the inclusion of atheists like André Comte-Sponville would have done modern atheism more justice. He criticizes the power politics and wrong-doings of the churches (but hey, who doesn't, nowadays?), so at least it's not completely lopsided. Of course his faith is of an intellectual, subtle… Mehr dazu
The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in &hellip von David I. Kertzer
Karlheinz Deschner said: "Enlightenment is offense - whoever shines a light on the world, makes the dirt all the more obvious." And there's lots of dirt: the role of the roman catholic church in the rise of modern antisemitism is a sad, disgusting tale. Kertzer tells it in a gripping way, and he has done his research well. The difference between the historical facts and the Vatican's "We remember - a reflection on the shoa" from 1998 should make every Catholic pale in horror and blush in shame.