The Delusion of Disbelief is a succinct narrative that rebuts the prominent voices of secularism, mainly science-based atheism, although it is not limited to the world of science itself.
It is particularly useful as a primer on the various views of the “Four Horsemen of Atheism,” Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens, as well as a useful rebuttal to their claims without being overly in-depth to do so.
Obviously, this book is far more useful if you are conversant in the arguments that these four atheists present, but it identifies those enough to be useful without having to dig into their works and writings.
This is an area that Apostolics have traditionally stayed away from but became a particular area of focus to me as my children went through public schools with the increasingly secular focus, even in the south where I reside. Be that as it may, it is something that we ought to dig into and teach our children, our Sunday school classes, and particularly our college and career age groups because they are faced with this in the places that are mission fields for them.
“These four men are as much evangelist of this secularism as any evangelist that preaches truth today.”Mark Harrelson
The focus of the book is to rebut the idea that these men present, which is a belief in God, that is not only deluded but dangerous to society. These four men are as much evangelist of this secularism as any evangelist that preaches truth today. The most significant condensation that Aikman does is to speak to the factual and documentable terror that a godless society produces. The rule of communism in Russia, China, to say nothing of the reigns of terror of godless men speak for themselves but this is where we, as Apostolics, often stumble, not being familiar with history as we ought.
I will return to this book and dip into its pages as a short read to remind myself of the various opposing issues to a belief that is so evident that even the world itself announces…that God is real.