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This review is from: Atheistic Humanism (Prometheus Lectures) (Hardcover)
Flew generally does a rather poor job of defending atheism. This statement comes from one who is himself an atheist, or at least an agnostic, depending on your definition of the difference between the two terms and where the line is drawn, and what my mood is on the day you ask. So if **I** don't find him convincing, I doubt that anyone not already inclined to agree with him would. Still, he does a fair job of arguing his points in the chapters in which he dismisses Marxism, defends the right of the individual to choose the time of his/her own death, raises the interesting question of when/if it is appropriate to "deprogram" someone who has allegedly been "brainwashed" into a religious "cult" that is disapproved of, discusses racism, and disputes Skinnerian behavioralism. So on the whole, I'll give him a solid "C". Not impressive, but not without merit.