The Atheist Manifesto

The Atheist Manifesto

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Not since Nietzsche has a work so groundbreaking and explosive appeared, to question the role of the world s three major monotheistic religions. If Nietzsche proclaimed the death of God, French philosopher Michel 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, Onfray makes a strong case against the three religions for their obsession with purity and their contempt for reason and intelligence, individual freedom, desire and the human body, sexuality and pleasure, and for women in general. In their place, all three demand faith and belief, obedience and submission, extol the next life to the detriment of the here and now. Tightly argued, this is a work that is sure to stir debate on the role of religion in Australian society and politics.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 18mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 052285396X
  • 9780522853964

About Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray was born in France in 1959. The prolific author of more than 30 books, he teaches philosophy at the People s University of Caen, and lives in Normandy.show more

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