Pg 29—He claims most people believe in God b/c they were raised that way. This reminds me of a debate Lennox had with Peter Singer. Peter was critical of religion because, in his mind, people simply believe what their parents raised them to believe. So in his view people are religious not because it is true but because they were raised that way. Lennox, winsomely, asked Mr. Singer if his parents were atheist to which Peter said, "Yes". So the sword cuts both ways. Is Peter an atheist just because his parents raised him that way?
Pg 35--This has to be by far one of my favorite things David Mills said. This is a Q/A format. The question was "Even though you don't believe that He (Jesus) was God, do you believe that jesus Christ, the man, lived on Earth?" To which Mills replies, "Probably Not." WOW!!!! This shows that David Mills is either a complete liar or a totally uneducated bafoon. Maybe he needs to do a little homework before writing a book. Absolutely no historian denies the historical nature of Jesus of Nazareth. I wonder if he has ever heard of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, Thallus, Phlegon, Pliny the Younger, Emperor Trajan, Emperor Hadrian, The Jewish Talmud, Lucian, etc... When you take all these NON-Christian sources and piece them together we get a story congruent with the Gospel narrative.
Pg 48--This is a popular but fallacious claim. He argues that more people have been killed by Christians than any reason conneted to atheism. I wonder if he has ever heard of Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, or Hitler? It seems as if Mr. Mills missed a lot of history classes in school. The deaths by Christians fails to compare to the millions slaughtered in the name of atheism just in the 20th century.
Pg 64--This guy never ceases to amaze me. After admitting the great atrocities by Stalin, Mao, etc.. he says, "Is it really fair to condemn a school of though for perversions and abuses of its teachings?” HA!! So if Christians commit atrocities (pg. 48) then God isn't real but if Atheists commit atrocities then we can't criticize them?!?! This is genius.
The lies, logical fallacies and double standards are amazing in this book. I don't know how he pulled it off!!