Atheist Manifesto by Michel Onfray
The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

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This tightly argued, hugely controversial work convincingly demonstrates how the world's three major monotheistic religions-Christianity, Judaism, and Islam-have attempted to suppress knowledge, science, pleasure, and desire, often condemning nonbelievers to death. If Nietzsche proclaimed the "Death of God," Onfray starts from the premise that not only is God still very much alive, but increasingly controlled by fundamentalists who pose a danger to the human race. Documenting the ravages from religious intolerance over the centuries, the author makes a strong case against the three religions for demanding faith, belief, obedience and submission, and for extolling the "next life" at the expense of the here and now. Not since Nietzsche has a work so groundbreaking and explosive appeared to question the role of the world's dominant religions.

About Michel Onfray

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Michel Onfray was born in 1959. A prolific author of more than thirty books, he teaches philosophy at the Free University of Caen and lives in Paris, France.
Published January 10, 2007 by Arcade Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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--- Pogue Colonel, "Full Metal Jacket" by droogie6655321 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 at 07:06:39 AM PST.

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The Age

But what Onfray wilfully ignores is the double truth that this is not the only aspect of the religious record and that no atheist system has been better.

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