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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bridge-Logos Publishers; Revised edition (June 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882709224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882709222
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If I had glanced through the book at a store, I wouldn't have purchased it.
Richard May
Most atheists hold the position that the evidence for the existence of god(s) are not convincing enough to warrant belief.
The_Young_Contrarian
The scary thing for me is that there are people too stupid to see how bad his arguments are.
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219 of 310 people found the following review helpful By Neil on April 11, 2005
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Although well written, like many books on apologetics Mr. Comfort's book is aimed squarely at strengthening the faith of existing Christians. Many of Mr. Comfort's arguments against atheism are also arguments against theism in general (and Christianity in particular).

For example, he asserts that ""There is no God," is... an absolute statement... For the statement to be true, I must know for certain that there is no God in the entire universe. No human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully make this assertion."

However, "There is a God" is also an absolute statement. For the statement to be true, Mr. Comfort must know for certain that God is not a figment of his imagination or a cruel trick played by aliens. No human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully make this assertion.

In Ray Comfort's world then, everybody is agnostic. That may be true in the strictest sense, but it's simply not very helpful.

Mr. Comfort elaborates: "[i]f you insist upon disbelief in God, what you must say is, "Having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is no God." "

Similarly, to be intellectually honest, Mr. Comfort should say "having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is a God."

Again, that mouthful is not too helpful. Are the shorthand versions really that bad?

Mr. Comfort's book is full of similar equivocations, false dilemmas and circular logic. As such, it's unlikely to convince its claimed audience, while the encouragement it gives to true believers may be negated if these errors are pointed out to them while witnessing.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 25, 2014
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This book has been on the market for over twenty years and yet I only heard about it recently. I'd expect it would have thousands of reviews. If there is one book atheists should read it should be this one. I found the arguments to be logical and convincing.

I like that the author explains that even atheists have faith, just in different things like evolution. Ray Comfort has a sense of wonder about creation and briefly mentions irreducible complexity.

Some of this book mentions sad realities, other parts are lol funny and a lot of the information in this book will make you think more deeply about life and eternity.

What you have to ask yourself is why are atheists so angry about someone telling them how to escape eternal damnation? I'm happy someone told me. So while you may find yourself laughing in places while you read you may also find yourself startled by truth.

Since I talk to atheists at the amazon forums the title of this book amused me. I believe God has a sense of humor. Give this book to all your atheist friends. I'm sending my copy out in the mail immediately.

~The Rebecca Review
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This is not a bashing of people who proclaim to be Atheists. In fact, although Mr.Comfort does not mince words or peek around the bush, he does treat those who do not believe with a loving gentleness...not trying to force anything down anyone's throat, but presenting the existence of God in a way that is rich in descriptions (Bananas, apples, oranges, the brain and eyes, just for examples) and understandable. His ability to ask questions that inspire (and often require) thinking beyond the norm or even the expected is truly a gift. Thinking people ask questions and then search for answers...discernment is lacking these days and this book helps one to want more of it. Another good book for a group study that includes lots of time for thinking and discussion.
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By Christian D Otto on December 18, 2014
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I was given this book 18 years ago. I had been, like many out there, trusting that since I thought overall I was a pretty good person of course I was going to heaven. Over the course of this book through the ten commandments I saw the reality of my sin and need for a savior. I wasn't in a church and didn't know exactly what to do so I just cried out to God, asked for His forgiveness and gave Him my life. He gave me a new heart, new desires and set me free. God then put the right people and church in my path. I have been living and growing in Him for many years and am so thankful for this book. I give this book to everyone.
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Ray Comfort's book is written for the atheist, agnostic, and believers in a way that is captivating. I found the book hard to put down. He takes simple questions that many of us ask, i.e. "Why is it that humanity has to lose a loved one before they stop for a moment and ask what life's all about?" So, what is life all about? Find out by reading God Doesn't believe in Atheists.
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54 of 83 people found the following review helpful By J. Connelly on April 5, 2008
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On the back of his book, Mr. Comfort promises to absolutely, scientifically, and without reference to faith or the Bible prove that God exists. He then goes on to extensively quote the Bible, while referring to faith and failing to employ science in his arguments. I guess the saying; "You can't judge a book by its cover" pertains to the back cover as well.

Recently, I had a conversation with a college student who was upset because he was required to take so many "useless" general education courses, such as History and Introducttion to Logic and Formal Reasoning.
At the time, I hadn't yet read this book. If I had, I could have used it and the quasi-arguments Mr. Comfort uses as examples of the type of rhetoric that a general education is designed to protect us from.

Although this book is not a convincing argument in support of atheism, it is clearly an embarrassment to fundamentalism (which is no small task).
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Ray Comfort is the best-selling author of more than 70 books, including, "Hitler, God and the Bible" (the book that sparked the award-winning movie "180"), "You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence But You Can't Make Him Think", "Nothing Created Everything" and, "The Evidence Bible." He also co-hosts a TV program with actor Kirk Cameron, which airs in 123 countries.

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