Does believing in God make us stupid?

Is religion irrational? Does belief in God require a sacrifice in intelligence? In the 21st century atheism seems to have taken on a new lease of life.  London buses have featured the slogan, `There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life!'.  In the United States and Britain there seems to be a concerted campaign to persuade people that atheism is the only reasonable form of belief. But is it?

In his new book, 'Is Religion Irrational?', best-selling author Keith Ward confronts the new atheists' charges head-on, arguing that belief in God is actually more reasonable than atheism.

Starting with the question of why belief in God matters in the first place, Ward guides us through some of the biggest conundrums of today's big questions including:

- What is God?
- Does God cause evil?
- Is the universe intelligently designed?
- Are faith and reason incompatible?
- How does God act in the world?
- Is there a future for religion?

Keith Ward  is a fellow of the British Academy and Professional Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London. He was formerly Professor of Religion at King's College, London, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is also a well-known broadcaster and author of over 20 books including 'More than Matter?' and 'Is Religion Dangerous?

'Is Religion Irrational?' is essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural war between atheism and belief. The second edition of Keith Ward's acclaimed book, 'Is Religion Dangerous?' has also just been published.

'Is Religion Irrational?' is published by Lion UK at £8.99 and available through the Amazon Shop on ICN.

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