Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christian Nonfiction Review: The Atheist's Fatal Flaw

If I had not already read so many books in defense of the Christian faith, I would be seriously caught off-guard by "The Atheist's Fatal Flaw." Norman L. Geisler and Daniel J. McCoy spend so much time laying out the atheist arguments, a believer could accidentally skip the last few chapters and walk away an Atheist, or something close to that.

While I found all the extensive Atheist arguments fascinating, I was disappointed by the lack of Geisler and McCoy's rebuttals. After seven chapters quoting Atheist authors, the authors' arguments boiled down to just two supposed contradictions in the Atheist stance. And those points do not satisfactorily address all of the Atheist arguments just brought up.

Let me save you some time. The points are basically these: Why is divine intervention wrong, but societal intervention Okay? And how can we demand that God both fix the problem of evil and give mankind full autonomy?

Also note, this is an intellectual book. It's not for beginners.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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