As a committed atheist of many years standing I have read quite a lot on the puzzling subject of belief in God(s) and found Lee Moller’s “The God Con” to be a refreshing and hard-hitting survey of religion - and mystical - related issues. Lee is not at all reticent to express his views and covers a broad range of fraud-tinged subjects going well beyond just religion. The book is sprinkled with quotations from various sources and I found those to be particularly amusing and edifying. I would suggest this book as a worthwhile introduction for anyone interested in a sweeping view of the subject.
Henry J R (Hank) Reiner Q C
Well worth the read. Lee Moller’s take on religion is unique and captivating, with his no-holds-barred attack on the irrationality and absurdity of faith as a way of settling questions about why we are here and why it matters. The book strays from the main theme that religion is a con to pursue insights such as why eternal life wouldn’t be all it’s cracked up to be, and therefore one of the major offering points of religion is not only unproved but not worth as much as is claimed. So it only establishes its claim that religion is a con in the vernacular sense of something harmful to you if you get caught up in it, and doesn’t distinguish between L. Ron Hubbard’s intentional deceptions in Scientology and the local minister’s fumbling explanations of the things he has no clue about. Nevertheless, it’s time well spent.
Lee Moller is a life-long skeptic and atheist and the author of The God Con.