Monday, July 20, 2009

Your Religion Is False?

Tyler Cowen:

The author is Joel Grus and the link to the book is here. I am a pro-religion non-believer, but if you wish to hear from an anti-religion non-believer, this is the place to go. He will tell you that your religion is false.

In addition to its humor, I prefer the content of this book to the better-known "new atheist" tracts. Grus yields many of the strongest arguments. For instance the biographical and sociological correlates with belief (most people choose the religion they grew up with, or encountered through a friend, etc.) suggest that, in this area, intuitions which feel "certain" simply cannot be trusted.

I'm a pro-religion believer and am interested to read what Grus has to say. I just downloaded a sample of the book to my Kindle. (The Kindle edition costs $4.99.)

For related content, see my other posts on the economics of religion.

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