The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw by Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy

The Atheist's Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting BeliefsThe Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs by Norman L. Geisler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book started out rather depressing as it was mostly written giving the atheists’ viewpoints. Using the atheists’ own arguments, the authors build a case to show that the logical conclusion to atheism’s objections to the existence of God end up contradicting each other. Some of the arguments were a little over my head, but overall the conclusion becomes clear. Atheism’s main objection to the existence of God is the problem of evil. Yet in order to get rid of the problem of evil, God would have to limit man’s freedom or human autonomy. Which of course the atheist is not at all in favor of. So the argument against God is shown to be contradictory and self-defeating. Atheists’ own arguments show that they don’t have a problem with societal interventions against evil, but they are resistant to God having similar interventions. So it comes down to their objections being against God rather than the intervention itself.

This was a quick read with a lot of quotes by atheists that can be then turned around and shown to be inconsistent with their own worldview. For those needing some help in the apologetics department to counter atheist claims against God, this book has some helpful information.

*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review.


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