The God Argument

  • by A. C. Grayling
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Worth listening to

Good content well put. Some arguments a bit difficult to follow listening to audiobook, definitely one to be concentrating on.

Arguments for humanism started on the assumption that we all want 'the good life' for ourselves and other people - I wish he had covered the reasons why. ie 'without religion, why do good at all? Why want anyone to be happy?' Of course he quite rightly pointed out that being good to others because you want to is much better than being good to others for fear of punishment by a deity.
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- R. Roberts

American reader otherwise a fantastic book

I got a bit lost in the first part where he discusses why religion isn't necessary as I'm already a non believer. The second part is about why humanism is godd for all of us
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- Martin Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury