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Seriously flawed book with an agenda,
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This was the worst book I have ever read. After reading the reviews, I expected a serious and well thought out discussion of the facts and arguments on both sides of this long debated topic. Instead it was a biased and hardly fleshed out any of the ideas or arguments.
All of the characters that did not believe in god were presented in a negative light and those favoring god were presented in a positive light. Tai was labeled the "combative Asian" and was described as arrogant. Kimi was presented as calm, level headed and the main character respected her. This was prevalent throughout the book. It was clear to me about 50 pages in that this book had an ulterior motive.
I would not recommend this book to anyone.
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Initial post: Feb 21, 2012 2:48:38 PM PST
Law Geek says:
Thank you so much for the heads-up. I hate when authors conceal their agenda in writing book descriptions. Well, I hate it when they have agendas at all, but I have learned that few can write about topics like this in an objective way. I have to admit, the pitting of religion against the "triumph of science" made me suspicious enough to come check the reviews before wasting my time, but the inability to portray non-believing characters in a neutral way is a clear indicator that this book has nothing to offer.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012 3:39:39 AM PST
Thanks for your opinion which I totally agree with. The religious based biased books are annoying. If they are such good christians, why aren't they tolerant and respectful of other people and their beliefs?
Posted on Mar 7, 2012 3:29:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2012 3:38:53 AM PST
I just finished the first eight chapters, had a feeling, "isn't it like one of many made-up debates, theist vs. atheist, trying to make the atheist look bad?" I had to come here and find out. My feeling was right.
Anyone can make up any debates to make the others look bad. How hard would that be? I have read some much more intelligent and sophisticated debates online. They were not made up.
Thank you for the review. I don't think I will keep reading. Thank "God", it was free when I ordered it.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 8:55:00 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
to Law Geek and Chester, I read the book and found that the arguments presented by both sides didn't seem that biased to me. Of course, since neither of you read the book, you can't really dabate me on that. And for ericbfdl, kind of weird that you couldn't decide if the arguments were biased or not without reading reviews. Doesn't that mean that the "evidence" shown was unbiased? You had to come here to find out? Do you often consult others before you know how you feel about something? Just curious.
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