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Author Harrison, Guy P.

Title 50 reasons people give for believing in a god / Guy P. Harrison.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  212 H241f 2008    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  212 H241f 2008 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description 354 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents My God is obvious -- Almost everybody on earth is religious -- Faith is a good thing -- Archaeological discoveries prove that my God exists -- Only my God can make me feel significant -- Atheism is just another religion -- Evolution is bad -- Our world is too beautiful to be an accident -- My God created the universe -- Believing in my God makes me happy -- Better safe than sorry -- A sacred book proves God is real -- Divine justice proves my God is real -- My God answers prayers -- I would rather worship my God than the devil -- My God heals sick people -- Anything is better than being an atheist -- My God made the human body -- My God sacrificed his only son for me -- Atheists are jerks who think they know everything -- I don't lose anything by believing in my God -- We didn't come from monkeys -- I don't want to go to hell -- I feel God when I pray -- I need my God to protect me -- I want eternal life -- Without my God we would have no sense of right and wrong -- My God makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself -- My religion makes more sense than all the others -- My God changes lives -- Intelligent design proves my God is real -- Millions of people can't be wrong about my religion -- Miracles prove my God is real -- Religion is beautiful -- Some very smart people believe in my God -- Ancient prophecies prove my God exists -- No one has ever disproved the existence of my God -- People have gone to heaven and returned -- Religion brings people together -- My God inspires people -- Science can't explain everything -- Society would fall apart without religion -- My religion is so old it must be true -- Someone I trust told me my God is real -- Atheism is a negative and empty philosophy -- Believing in a God doesn't hurt anyone -- The earth is perfectly tuned to support life -- Believing is natural so my God must be real -- The end is near -- I am afraid of not believing.
Summary Lists fifty popular reasons people believe in a god and discusses their validity, including divine justice, beliefs on creationism, and fear of the afterlife.
Subject Faith -- Miscellanea.
Added Title Fifty reasons people give for believing in a god
ISBN 9781591025672 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1591025672 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 12372084
AU@ 000042529863

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