The Godless Delusion

A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism

In this hard-hitting new book, apologetics experts Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley help Christians to wake up to the crisis of godlessness, alerting them to the imperative need to take seriously atheism’s challenge, while learning how to effectively engage in today’s atheistic debate. Unlike other books which respond to atheist challenges to prove the existence of God, The Godless Delusion takes a different approach by turning the harsh light of reason on atheism and subjecting it to a rigorous logical, philosophical critique. Madrid and Hensley systematically critique the central claims of atheism, especially its foundational premise of naturalism (i.e., that only material things exist) and its related claim that immaterial things, such as God, angels, and human souls, cannot exist. This book was written for a general audience to enable the average Catholic with no formal training in philosophy to use philosophical tools to demonstrate that atheism cannot stand up to logical scrutiny.

256 pages, soft cover

Look what others are saying about The Godless Delusion:

“The New Atheists came on the contemporary scene with an unprecedented mixture of confidence and scorn. And, sadly, most of the books written in response have conveyed an impression of ad hoc defensiveness. But not this one. The Godless Delusion by Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley wages a full-scale frontal assault on the tallest turret of the New Atheists’ stronghold — the claim to moral and rational superiority. With remorseless logic, wit, skill, and boundless, joyful enthusiasm it lays waste that stronghold, routs the enemy, occupies the high ground for Christ their king, and dares anyone to retake it. Books on philosophical apologetics don’t get more exhilarating than this.”
Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., professor of philosophy, Boston College, co-author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics

The Godless Delusion takes on the new atheism of our times and pulls the rug right out from underneath it. I wholeheartedly recommend this work of apologetics for anyone who is serious about defending our faith in the existence of God.”
Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, S.T.D., Bishop of Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Godless Delusion is a clear and compelling critique of naturalism and the new atheism that rests upon it. Madrid and Hensley show that the secularist’s pose of moral and rational superiority is undermined by his own fundamental philosophical assumptions.”
Edward Feser, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, Pasadena City College, author of The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

“Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley look at the contradictions of the atheists with themselves, showing that above all, their arguments against God are at embarrassing odds with their own everyday experience and actions, their own deepest assumptions, and their own moral compass.”
Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D., author of Ten Books that Screwed Up the World and Answering the New Atheism

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4 Responses to “The Godless Delusion”
  1. Nancy Emmons says:

    I am a non-practicing Catholic due to deep hurt caused by my parish priest many years ago. However, that is in the past. I gave up on Church participation but I never gave up on God or my belief in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    I grieves me greatly to see what the U.S. and the Church in the U.S. has become more like social Catholics, how we have so many representatives who proclaim themself Catholic but it seems like it is just another way to put their face in public. I am reminded of the pharases
    who love the high places and believe themselves superior.

    My desolution is why these people when they are so out-spoken about the injuries being inflicted on Catholics and their beliefs and convictions. It sends a message to the uninformed that if the Church accepts their hypocrisy then it is O.K. for them to reject any teaching they are not comfortable with.

    I just hope it is not too late. It is time for the Church to stand up and fight. I hope the Catholics that come home will actually come home to a Church that still believes in and practices the teaching of the Church founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Isn’t it time to bring back ex-communication – not for the general lay person who may have been divorced, practiced birth control or even having and performing abortions – but for those like Nancy Pelosi who twist the Words of Christ and encourage others to do so. These representatives are making a mockery of what a Catholic is and the Church is doing nothing about it.

    Thanks for letting me vent a little. Thank God He is patient!

  2. Nancy Emmons says:

    I am a non-practicing Catholic due to deep hurt caused by my parish priest many years ago. However, that is in the past. I gave up on Church participation but I never gave up on God or my belief in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

    I grieves me greatly to see what the U.S. and the Church in the U.S. has become more like social Catholics, how we have so many representatives who proclaim themself Catholic but it seems like it is just another way to put their face in public. I am reminded of the pharasess who love the high places and believe themselves superior.

    So many like myself are disillusioned by the way these people, when they are so out-spoken about the injuries being inflicted on Catholics and their beliefs and convictions. It sends a message to the uninformed that if the Church accepts their hypocrisy then it is O.K. for them to reject any teaching they are not comfortable with.

    I just hope it is not too late. It is time for the Church to stand up and fight. I hope the Catholics that come home will actually come home to a Church that still believes in and practices the teaching of the Church founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Isn’t it time to bring back ex-communication – not for the general lay person who may have been divorced, practiced birth control or even having and performing abortions – but for those like Nancy Pelosi who twist the Words of Christ and encourage others to do so. These representatives are making a mockery of what a Catholic is and the Church is doing nothing about it.

    Thanks for letting me vent a little. Thank God He is patient!

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