Since the twin towers crashed to the ground on 9/11 there has been no
end to claims that religion 'is dangerous', 'kills' , or 'poisons everything'.
And if religion is the problem with the world, say the New Atheists, the answer
is simple: get rid of it. But are things really so straightforward? Tackling
Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer in the field - the French
philosopher Michel Onfray - John Lennox points out some of the fallacies in the
New Atheist approach, arguing that their irrational and unscientific methodology
leaves them guilty of the very obstinate foolishness they criticise in dogmatic
religious folks. Erudite and wide-ranging, Gunning for God packs some
debilitating punches. However, it also puts forward new ideas about the nature
of God and Christianity that will give Dawkins' best friends and worst enemies
alike some stimulating food for thought.