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Preaching to the converted basically. On one level I don't see the point of this book besides arming atheists with the tools to refute those believers who insist on arguing the issue in our personal lives. I find it unlikely that anything in the book is going to convert those who come to it with a particular religious belief. Any religious person reading the book is almost certainly doing so to find fault and for any atheists (like myself) it's just reconfirming already held positions. The problem being that I don't think you can use intelligent argument to change irrational beliefs founded on something as nebulous as faith. "Such and such is true because I believe it" is not an position that can be changed by rational examination in my experience. Technically it has a couple of flaws in arguments but they are minor issues and he makes his case very fully. The writing is clear and effectively makes his points, but it does lack flair and occasionally borders on the tedious despite his obvious passion. Overall a worthy book but one doomed to be little more than a battleground for already entrenched opinions.