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Author LinkHarrison, Guy P.
Title Link50 reasons people give for believing in a god / Guy P. Harrison.
Variant Title Fifty reasons people give for believing in a god
Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008.
Description 354 p. ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Contents: My God is obvious -- Almost everybody on earth is religious -- Faith is a good thing -- Archaeological discoveries prove that my God exists -- Only my God can make me feel significant -- Atheism is just another religion -- Evolution is bad -- Our world is too beautiful to be an accident -- My God created the universe -- Believing in my God makes me happy -- Better safe than sorry -- A sacred book proves God is real -- Divine justice proves my God is real -- My God answers prayers -- I would rather worship my God than the devil -- My God heals sick people -- Anything is better than being an atheist -- My God made the human body -- My God sacrificed his only son for me -- Atheists are jerks who think they know everything -- I don’t lose anything by believing in my God -- We didn’t come from monkeys -- I don’t want to go to hell -- I feel God when I pray -- I need my God to protect me -- I want eternal life -- Without my God we would have no sense of right and wrong -- My God makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself -- My religion makes more sense than all the others -- My God changes lives -- Intelligent design proves my God is real -- Millions of people can’t be wrong about my religion -- Miracles prove my God is real -- Religion is beautiful -- Some very smart people believe in my God -- Ancient prophecies prove my God exists -- No one has ever disproved the existence of my God -- People have gone to heaven and returned -- Religion brings people together -- My God inspires people -- Science can’t explain everything -- Society would fall apart without religion -- My religion is so old it must be true -- Someone I trust told me my God is real -- Atheism is a negative and empty philosophy -- Believing in a God doesn’t hurt anyone -- The earth is perfectly tuned to support life -- Believing is natural so my God must be real -- The end is near -- I am afraid of not believing.
Summary Lists fifty popular reasons people believe in a god and discusses their validity, including divine justice, beliefs on creationism, and fear of the afterlife.
Subject LinkFaith -- Miscellanea.

System Number 000666542
ISBN Link9781591025672 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1591025672 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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