Vox Day is a game design expert and libertarian opinion columnist. He left the frozen tundra of Minnesota for the sunny shores of the Mediterranean more than a decade ago, speaks three languages and is a member of the SFWA, IGDA and Mensa. He is the author of numerous games, books and graphic novels in the fantasy and science fiction genres and is the inventor of the WarMouse™. For more information about Vox Day, join the spirited discussion that takes place daily at his blog, Vox Popoli, at voxday.blogspot.com.
“At last! Day has made a much-needed contribution to the religious/atheist controversy by significantly raising the intellectual level of the entire debate.” —Jacob Needleman, author of Why Can’t We Be Good? and The American Soul
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 Irrational Atheist author Vox Day, armed with nothing more than historical and statistical facts. Presenting a compelling argument (but not for the side one might expect), 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 3.84 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.
About the Author
Vox (Theo) Day
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Publication Date: December 2014
Format: E-book (epub)