Monday, June 06, 2011
If your answer is yes or no, Vincent Bugliosi thinks he can prove you wrong.
Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view as the nation's foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century---Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Now, in the most controversial book of his celebrated career, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye on the greatest target of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi have very arguably written the most powerful indictment ever of God, organized religion, theism, and atheism. Theists will be left reeling by the commanding nature of Bugliosi's extraordinary arguments against them. And, with his trademark incisive logic and devastating wit, he exposes the intellectual poverty of atheism and skewers its leading popularizes--Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris,and Richard Dawkins.
I promise you that you will learn many things when you read this challenging book. Bugliosi is a brilliant lawyer, excellent student and offers many arguments against absolute faith in the existence of God. Did he change my mind? No. No he didn't. But he did give me much to think about. And I am glad I read his book and I will recommend it to many. I will not recommend it to everybody. I do not believe this is a book that every person should read. Some will be more confused and frustrated after reading this kind of book. It's just a fact. That's the way some people are. But again, if you are a person that wants to be challenged to think--you will want this book.
Bugliosi's Divinity of Doubt joins a 2,000-year-old conversation which no one has contributed anything significant to for years and sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on atheism and theism--the middle path of agnosticism. Bugliosi thinks that he demonstrates that agnosticism is the most intelligent and responsible position to take on the eternal question of God's existence. I don't agree! But I do believe that atheists, agnostics and those who believe in God, can all learn something by reading this book.
(Thanks to FSB Associates for giving me a free copy of this book for review.)