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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TIA in audio

On one side of the argument is a collection of godless academics with doctorates from the finest universities in England, France, and the United States. On the other is THE IRRATIONAL ATHEIST author Vox Day, armed with nothing more than historical and statistical facts. Day strips away the pseudo-scientific pretentions of New Atheism with his intelligent application of logic, history, military science, political economy, and well-documented research. The arguments of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Michel Onfray are all methodically exposed and discredited as Day provides extensive evidence proving, among other things, that:
  • More than 93 percent of all the wars in human history had no relation to religion
  • The Spanish Inquisition had no jurisdiction over professing Jews, Muslims, or atheists, and executed fewer people on an annual basis than the state of Texas
  • Atheists are almost four times more likely to be imprisoned than Christians
  • "Red" state crime is primarily in "blue" counties
  • Sexually abused girls are 55 times more likely to commit suicide than girls raised Catholic
In the twentieth century, atheistic regimes killed three times more people in peacetime than those killed in all the wars and individual crimes combined. THE IRRATIONAL ATHEIST provides the rational thinker with empirical proof that atheism's claims against religion are unfounded in logic, fact, and science.

Now in audio from Castalia House, TIA clocks in at just under 10 hours and is narrated by Jon Mollison. You can listen to a sample from the audiobook at Audible. You may also wish to note that ON THE EXISTENCE OF GODS is also available in audiobook format.

Also, in case you might be interested in more Selenoth, THE LAST WITCHKING is free on Amazon today.

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25 Comments:

Blogger WarKicker December 27, 2016 7:03 AM  

TIA is one of my favorite apologetic resources and probably the best book available at dissecting the arguments of the "new atheists". A few years back, I purchased about 15 copies and gave them as Christmas gifts to many of my non-believing friends and it was extremely well received, putting a "stone in the shoe" of many of them. Vox's treatment of the arguments of the new atheist was so novel compared to many of the current Christian philosophers I had read, I felt compelled to purchase additional copies and hand them out at a major apologetics conference to many of the speakers, including William Lane Craig.

Blogger Bogey December 27, 2016 7:44 AM  

Craig has had a huge impact on my own thinking. I would like to know what he thinks of TIA.

Blogger VD December 27, 2016 7:50 AM  

I felt compelled to purchase additional copies and hand them out at a major apologetics conference to many of the speakers, including William Lane Craig.

I strongly suspect you are my publisher's favorite reader. And I can confirm that several of those speakers read it, because I've heard from a few of them, although not Craig.

Blogger Bogey December 27, 2016 8:08 AM  

I just pulled TIA up on my phone and started re-reading Chapter XIV.

From the atheist Argument from Hallucination:
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle." This isn't logic, it's merely a demonstration of a mind shuttered closely to ward off any evidence it cannot explain in terms it understands.

This book will not only give you good arguments against atheist logic but also condition your own mind to thinking more clearly on things besides religious faith.

Blogger Ken Prescott December 27, 2016 9:01 AM  

I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition!

Blogger Wanderer December 27, 2016 9:01 AM  

Get Molyneux to do the audiobook and maybe you can cure his atheism.

Blogger WarKicker December 27, 2016 9:08 AM  

"I can confirm that several of those speakers read it, because I've heard from a few of them, although not Craig."

I suspect Craig has read TIA. Over the past three years, on several of his podcasts, it strikes me that he has parroted some of the arguments and statistics from TIA. When I handed him a hard copy of the book, he told me he had heard of you and looked forward to reading the book.

Blogger tuberman December 27, 2016 9:27 AM  

Here is an interesting article on Unz: http://www.unz.com/article/faith-reason-fanaticism-and-the-deeper-meaning-of-the-donald/

Or Thinking about ARRF, Anti-Religious Religious Fanaticism.

Blogger Johnny December 27, 2016 9:29 AM  

I am not a fan of religion, but it is easy to note that in our Western Civilization when it goes it gets replaced by something worse. And the worse is a state sponsored creed.

If indeed there is such a thing as a religious impulse, it is with us whether or not there is a formally recognized religion.

Anonymous Richard Lang December 27, 2016 9:32 AM  

Heh, what a coincidence, Black Pigeon just put out a video on atheism and how religion is necessary to Western culture. Fedoras getting butthurt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsn6hah_zJI

Anonymous Gertie Gasche December 27, 2016 9:56 AM  

Christianity is not having a problem keeping it's membership; it's growing. The exodus going on is people leaving cucked Churchianity in droves.

Anonymous Michael Maier December 27, 2016 10:38 AM  

. Anonymous Honoraryum December 27, 2016 09:49 AM
But that's a symptom of Christianity's more absurd claims not so easily being overlooked.


Numbers don't matter. As our host as said before: once it was only 12.

As for absurd claims, there's a reason the phrase "pearls before swine" exists.


Blogger Wanderer December 27, 2016 10:39 AM  

Honoraryum wrote:
No. a larger and larger percentage of Smericans claim no religion. It grows every year.


There is a deliberate attempt to undermine Christianity in mainstream American (anti-Christian, Jewish-controlled) culture.

Anonymous Avalanche December 27, 2016 11:08 AM  

?? "Sexually abused girls are 55 times more likely to commit suicide than girls raised Catholic"

Than all "girls raised Catholic" or than sexually abused "girls raised Catholic"?
(Gonna read the book anyway, but the way it was phrased raised an eyebrow.)

Anonymous Bastard Sysop December 27, 2016 12:27 PM  

Nice. Just snagged it. Good to see an Audible version. Looks very enjoyable.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper December 27, 2016 12:55 PM  

Honoraryum wrote:Christianity has a problem. It's finding it harder and harder to to keep it's membership. But that's a symptom of Christianity's more absurd claims not so easily being overlooked.

Not really true. Its less popular in Europe and to a degree in the rest of the "Euro-Sphere" outside of the US. Christianity has more members globally than it ever had before.

Also while apologetics are a Christian thing , its not all about Christianity and believing in religion/faith/God/Gods of some kind is just as common as ever.

Its about faith/something vs. Atheism which Christianity vs. Other as round two.

Blogger Wanderer December 27, 2016 1:16 PM  

Honoraryum wrote:A lack of belief and an unwillingness to kowtow to christian fanatics does not equal an effort to undermine anything.

Do a google search on "Jesus in the Talmud". Then look at the ethnicity of those who run the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, the Universities, and especially the media. It's not an accident that mainstream (((American))) society has contempt for Christianity.

Blogger VD December 27, 2016 2:31 PM  

Note: Honoraryum is banned for lying in another thread.

Blogger tublecane December 27, 2016 2:42 PM  

I stumbled onto this website when I looked into what that whole gamergate thing was about, but I wouldn't have hung around if it weren't for this book, which I read shortly thereafter. I am not a believer, though I was raised as a Catholic. But I despise militant atheism, and enjoy Christian apologetics for some inexplicable reason.

Blogger SirHamster December 27, 2016 6:08 PM  

Johnny wrote:I am not a fan of religion, but it is easy to note that in our Western Civilization when it goes it gets replaced by something worse. And the worse is a state sponsored creed.

IMO, whatever you replace religion with is also a religion. Religion is a system of belief, and all men have belief about who they are and how they fit into the universe, even if it it's inconsistent and nonsensical.

Men who think they reject religion adopt Atheism with the same zeal and fervor as a Christian convert. There is no religion.

So it is not a matter of religion or no religion; it is which religion.


Avalanche wrote:Than all "girls raised Catholic" or than sexually abused "girls raised Catholic"?

(Gonna read the book anyway, but the way it was phrased raised an eyebrow.)


"Prof Dawkins repeating claims that sex abuse does 'arguably less long-term psychological damage' than being brought up a Catholic"

Blogger SirHamster December 27, 2016 6:14 PM  

Sorry, half thought in that paragraph.

Men who think they reject religion adopt Atheism with the same zeal and fervor as a Christian convert. "No religion" ends up with the same form as the God-centered religion. If one must name that aspect of Man that produces such behavior, I can find no better term than religion.

Blogger Michael Maier December 27, 2016 6:55 PM  

VD wrote:Note: Honoraryum is banned for lying in another thread.

Sorry, Vox. But even you have to admit it's hard to keep track of all the banned tards.

Anonymous URL IRL December 27, 2016 9:59 PM  

This is the book in which Vox destroys the "religion is the main cause of war" claim, one might even say EVISCERATED it.

Blogger Jose December 28, 2016 12:40 AM  

A point I have made elsewhere (reviewing the book version of TIA):

Many "atheists" make the wrong inference

No God => No value for religion (or negative value),

because most of them come to the conclusion "no God" from their desire to attack [specific] religion[s].

Many believers make a wrong inference as well (not VD, as he corrected my review):

Religion has social value => God exists.

Note this this is precisely equivalent to the atheist's implication (A => B is equivalent to not-B => not-A).

Both are wrong: It's perfectly consistent to believe that religion has positive social value while being agnostic about [the particulars of] a Creator Of The Universe.

Further, it's consistent to believe that a specific religion, say Christianity, has positive social value, say as one of the foundations of Western Civilization, while not believing that the Christian God was The Creator Of The Universe.

"Atheists" in quotation marks because in my experience most "atheists" are simply anti-Christians (with a soupçon of anti-Islam, for some).

Cheers,
JCS

Blogger BrightFade December 29, 2016 9:40 AM  

I saw the argument once described as "If your not a hobbyist stamp collector then you must have something against stamp collecting".

I feel the same way about wearing Weird Al tee shirts. If your currently not wearing one you must be against Weird Al and in that case, we really need to sort out your obviously deep psychological problem.

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