I gave a very short amazon review which will hopefully be a precursor to a longer more in depth view of John Loftus’ excellent book, The Outsider Test for Faith:
The OTF is intuitively simple. The multitude of religions require explaining, from a theistic point of view, and until adequate answer is given, skeptical agnosticism is the most reasonable position. That is common-sense. Loftus takes this idea and thoroughly defends it in a fully convincing and very readable manner. And of course, it is far more nuanced than my pithy opener there.
I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did because I thought that the argument was simple and obvious, but the way Loftus drew in quotes and arguments from a plethora of different sources meant that this book packs a really hefty punch and left me thinking, on many, many pages, that I must remember this quote or that quote.
I am hoping to do a more in depth view on the content of the book to post on my blog. I think this books deserves to be very widely read as the argument seems not to have any significant counters.
If God is out there, he has done a pretty crappy job at revealing himself, unless he is himself terribly confused and possibly schizophrenic.
Check out John’s excellent Debunking Christianity blog.
Buy his book here (and give me a little commission from amazon!).