Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism - David Mills I came to this book by way of More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation, astro-physicist / old earth creationist Dr. Hugh Ross' attempt to explain a scientific theory for Creationism. While I was entertained by Ross's love and explanations of astronomy and the universe, it all caem back to the logical fallacy of "it fits so well, God must have done it", a very unscientific conclusion. A friend suggested Atheist Universe as a rebuttal.

And an excellent rebuttal it is, David Mills presents most of the arguments for a naturalistic explanation of the universe while tearing down many of the straw-man statements that pass as proof of God. And he does it in a way that is perfect for the layman but is never numbed down. When Mills is discussing the universe and the reality of scientific inquiry he is on solid grounds.

However the book breaks down when Mills gets off of science oriented ground. Mills reveals a nastiness toward Christians, not just the fundamentalist believers, that weakens his case. He often comes across as inflexible as the ones he accuses. He also confuses his political beliefs with his naturalist leanings. There is a chapter on internet porn that really has no place in a book titled Atheist Universe, not to mention the fact that his odd statement that there is no reason to protect children from pornography or that children have no interest in sexual matters is downright baseless. Certainly there are plenty of atheists, liberal and conservative that will be shaking their heads at this. Another chapter on whether the United States is a Christian nation is on much solider grounds. Yet I have to wonder if it is wise for the author to include either of these two chapters in this particular book. I can recommend this book for its solid arguments on evolution, the naturalistic existence of the universe, and his use of logic for decimating illogical religious beliefs (The chapter on Hell is especially good) but some readers may prefer authors like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins who know how to keep their political views out of the mix.