Illogical Atheism: A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic, by Bo Jinn

“Illogical Atheism” is not a book of evangelism and preaching. Rather, it serves as a repudiation of Atheist movements from Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens–the modern Atheist triad–back through history.

Author Bo Jinn does not attempt to convert the reader to any particular faith. Simply, he points out the flawed logic in many Atheists’ claims.

The specific example I’ll refer to–to cover them all would be to rewrite the entire book–is World War 2. Many Atheists criticized the Vatican for not doing more to stop the rise of fascism. Jinn points out, quite astutely, that Mussolini (an avowed Atheist) was preaching his fascist hatred only a few blocks from the Vatican gates.

Adolf Hitler used Christianity in many of his early speeches, claiming–among other things–that Jesus Christ was a warrior who hated Jews, and that’s why he tore apart the temple, and drove out the awful lot of them.

Jinn’s thesis is that Atheism has fought battles for years, but that they’re in essence only tilting at windmills. For the author, atheism misuses Biblical references, as well as historical events, and warps theme into what they consider incontrovertible proof that Atheism is the only option for a free-thinking person.

I really liked Bo Jinn’s writing. He has a certain panache, and a flair for occasional sarcasm that helps elevate the book’s often serious arguments.

No matter where you fall on the issue of Atheism, “Illogical Atheism” is a worthy read, whether to convince you you’re right or to give you reason to question.



About tom

B.A. in Literature, Minor in Film Theory and Criticism, thus meaning all I’m trained is to write blog posts here. Neptune is my favorite planet–it vents methane into the solar system like my brother does. I think Chicken McNuggets look like Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. There are times when I’m medicated, which is why I wrote about McNuggets. Buy some today and tell me I’m wrong! Anyway, Beyond that: mammal, Floridian, biped.Good Night, and Good Luck. Besos, tom
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