I am interested in going beyond the debunkers as well. So without God what is the meaning and direction of life. Does it really suck to get old and die in pain even if you lived a good life and cared about others? Who is this author and what qualifies him to write on this subject?
EDIT: Ok, with a little more work on my part, I guess I partially answered my own question. In a review of his earlier book After Marxism he is described by the Democratic Left as "He is [a] solid New Left philosopher." How does this qualify him - I don't know. I'm not sure that anyone is really qualified to write about what comes "after or without religion." The New Atheists are all great at criticizing Christianity, but they never seem to discuss the anthropology and psychology of religion and how people can't seem to do without it. I really wonder if this book can adequately address this question?