PRAISE FOR GOD AND THE FOLLY OF FAITH

“Just when I think I’ve nailed down the best answers to believers’ arguments for god, religion, and faith, the incomparable Victor Stenger writes another book that causes me to reformulate my thoughts based on the latest scientific findings coupled with his razor-sharp reasoning. Stenger has a clarity of thought and clearness of writing that I envy, and God and the Folly of Faith is his best work to date, clearly placing him in the new atheist pantheon alongside Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.”
—Michael Shermer, columnist for Scientific American and author of The Believing Brain

“[This] may be Stenger’s best book to date. Utilizing his knowledge of both philosophy and science, Stenger provides a comprehensive and highly sophisticated defense of atheism. . . . [A] must-read for everyone interested in the questions of God’s existence and the reasonableness of religious belief.”
—Phillip Torres, author of Crisis of Faith

“A tour de force. Among the published atheists trying to bridge the gap between scientifically minded people and people of faith . . . Stenger is the best. I consider this book to be his best yet. . . . I think it’ll probably be a classic.”
—John Loftus, author of Why I Became an Atheist

God and the Folly of Faith brings needed light to the world. This book is a brilliant grand tour with stops at all the key points where religion and science collide. Stenger . . . is on top of his game here. Believers will find much to ponder on every page and even veteran skeptics will learn plenty by the time they reach the end of this remarkable effort.”
—Guy P. Harrison, author of 50 Popular Beliefs People Think are True

“The story of the fight against superstition has been told before, but never like this. Victor Stenger confronts the battle between religious superstition and science with the eye of a trained physicist and the practicality of a superb teacher. This thorough and readable adventure through the history of science should leave no doubt that science and religion are not friends.” 
—Dr. Hector Avalos, professor of religious studies, Iowa State University, and author of The End of Biblical Studies

“Stenger—a major powerhouse of honest thinking—has produced another massive exercise in logic. He shows why science is trustworthy as humanity’s life-support. And, in contrast, he shows why supernatural beliefs are silly and childish, unworthy of thinking adults.”
—James A. Haught, editor of the Charleston (WV) Gazette and author of 2000 Years of Disbelief
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A magisterial survey demonstrating that religion is simply not compatible with science. In fact, as Stenger proves here time and again, religion keeps getting in the way of science, often motivates people to distort scientific facts to serve their religious hopes and wishes, and remains attached to ideas and ways of thinking that science has long since proved invalid. If you know someone who gainsays any of these conclusions, give them this book.”
—Dr. Richard Carrier, author of Sense and Goodness without God

“Elisabeth Kübler-Ross famously outlined the stages through which we pass as we come to grips with death: denial, anger, bargaining, and acceptance. Well, religion seems to be dying a lingering death, and in God and the Folly of Faith Victor Stenger shows how it is passing through the same stages: fundamentalists are in denial, apologists are in the anger phase, and liberal theologians are bargaining. Stenger’s fair and deadly arguments will help religion to accept its inevitable demise.”
—Robert M. Price, professor of biblical criticism, Center for Inquiry Institute, and author of Beyond Born Again

“Puts to rest the myth that science and religion can coexist peacefully. Thoughtfully researched and delightfully readable!”
—Craig A. James, author of The Religion Virus