[ExI] Atheists and agnostics know more about religion thatbelievers, study shows

Max More max at maxmore.com
Wed Sep 29 00:35:51 UTC 2010

>*What is the best refutation of religion you have ever seen, heard or read?
>It can be a book or anything you want, a lecture by Dawkins, even 
>the ExI-chat archives.  Before I present my answer, I will offer the 
>second best, and one that Max More might suggest: Bertrand Russell's 
>Why I am Not a Christian.

No, I wouldn't suggest that one. I really don't remember it well from 
30 years ago, but think it *was* excellent -- but still not the *one* 
I would choose.

For a philosophical book that would be too difficult for the general 
public, I would pick J.L. Mackie's The Miracle of Theism.

I haven't read any of the recent popular books by Hitchens, Dawkins, 
etc. so I can't choose from among them.

I still have a soft spot for the philosophical and moral critique in 
George Smith's Atheism: The Case Against God.


Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
Co-editor, The Transhumanist Reader
The Proactionary Project
Vice President, Humanity+
Extropy Institute Founder
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