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Arguing for atheism

an introduction to the philosophy of religion

by Robin Le Poidevin

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion -- Philosophy.,
  • Atheism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]-154) and index.

    StatementRobin Le Poidevin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL51 .L355 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 159 p. :
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL967007M
    ISBN 100415093376, 0415093384
    LC Control Number96003431


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L Mackie so i got one but i have difficulty understanding the. While a college student, Albert Einstein humiliated an atheist professor by using the "Evil is the absence of God" argument on him.

About this rating. Do you rely on Snopes reporting. Click here. The questions you ask are serious, but the problem is that "God" cannot be taken as a serious answer to them. It merely assigns a name to the phenomenon. Who created matter. "God". And who is God. "The thing that created matter." It's purely.

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