“Atheism Kills” – Join us for an AFA Literary Cafe with author Barak Lurie
AFA is delighted to host a Literary Cafe featuring AFA board member Barak Lurie, whom many of you know from his weekly radio show on AM870 here in LA, and from his talk at our conference last month on the Left’s Crushing of Free Speech
His book, Atheism Kills: The Dangers of a World Without God, and Cause for Hope – has been a bestseller for weeks now. Dennis Prager, who wrote the foreword, just interviewed Barak last week – you can listen to the podcast here.
Aristotle is quoted as saying “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” and one hallmark of our AFA community is our curiosity and education! Whether you believe Atheism does in fact Kill, or that the title is outrageously false and annoyingly provocative, we hope you join in what proves to be a lively discussion!
From the Amazon site:
In Atheism Kills, Barak Lurie exposes the horrors of a world without God. Contrary to the mantra we’ve heard time and time again that religion is responsible for more deaths than anything else, it is in fact the absence of God which has killed—in obscene numbers. Ever since atheism first assumed government control in the French Revolution, it has done nothing but kill. Atheism has killed through its many deputies: progressivism, eugenics, fascism, and communism. Lurie shows that it was the godlessness in each of these ideologies that killed hundreds of millions. But atheism doesn’t just kill lives. It kills purpose, free will, beauty, compassion, a sense of the past and future, creativity, and freedom itself. Atheism offers only the horrors of chaos and totalitarianism. The world misplaces its focus on Radical Islam as the greatest threat to civilization. As horrible as it is, it is doing nothing and having no sense of self which are the true enemies. It was our will to fight and sense of mission that overcame fascism and communism. We must have these to keep Radical Islam at bay, too. This is why we must resist the growth of atheism. It was God that gave us our freedom. It was God who gave our sense of purpose that created civilization. Take those away, and there is nothing to fight for. In this way, Lurie shows that the lack of belief in God is our greatest danger. How does he know? Because like a hurricane, godlessness has only known how to destroy everything in its path. It has never created. Like there will always be fires, there will always be enemies that seek to destroy our civilization. But if we don’t have fire stations with crew, and protocol in each city to deal with fires, those fires will consume us. Likewise, how we prepare ourselves to deal with horrific ideologies will be what saves us. That preparation can only come with our embrace of the centrality of God.
Whether or not you believe in his premise, we hope you join us for an engaging conversation about this courageous and important book!
7PM: Program begins.