And who is intolerant?...
Hey Dope, Just picked up Dinesh D'Sousa's new book. "What's so great about Christianity"
Looks like a good read, in contrast to the Chris Hitchens book, and yet less judgmental.
Y'otta pick it up, so you can tear apart the concepts. That's what you attempt to do, isn't it? I say attempt.
It would be to your credit if you bothered to spell the guy's name correctly, especially since you claim to have the book in your possession. Me, I got done with reading fairy stories when I was a toddler and if memory serves me well, they were better written by the likes of the brothers Grimm and Enid Blyton.
''Dinesh D'Souza is a bestselling author and conservative Christian activist, who has achieved success by writing books such as Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11. Now he is turning his talents to religious apologetics. In What's So Great about Christianity? D'Souza presents himself as the man to defend theism in general and Christianity in particular against the recent upsurge of atheist argumentation from authors such as Dawkins, Dennett, and Hitchens. D'Souza starts off with a reasonable-sounding manifesto, to take an attitude of equally healthy skepticism to all irrational claims, those made in the name of science as well as those made in the name of religion. The stage seems set for an exciting intellectual confrontation, with overblown atheists at last feeling the "horse kick of a vigorous traditional Christianity."
D'Souza writes well. He works hard to engage and persuade the reader. But the clarity of his writing serves mainly to illuminate the flaws in his thinking. The most positive thing one can say about this book is that it beautifully illuminates how intelligent people can get trapped in incredible belief systems.
D'Souza probes each topic until he finds a result congenial to his prejudices, and then stops. Very often a mere quotation from an agreeable authority is enough for him. Obvious counterarguments go unexplored. False dichotomies and sloppy scholarship abound. This book would not pass the kind of peer reviewing that is applied to articles submitted to scientific or philosophical journals.
It was surprising, on reaching the end of the book, to find that D'Souza had help from three research assistants, as well as feedback from a physicist and a philosopher....''
(The rest of the review may be found here: Secular Web Kiosk and Bookstore :: Review of Dinesh D'Souza's: What's So Great about Christianity