Looking at the recent crop of books on God and religion, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that whether people end up like Mr Gosse or like his father depends on whether they have an intrinsic feeling for religion or not.
I was astonished by the number of recent publications on the topic of God, for and against. So if you are interested here is a list of some of those books:
- God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
- The God Delusion
- God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist
- The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
- The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
The above quote talks about a father and son. Gosse was taken by his father to the top of the hill in order to protect him from being influenced by those who did not believe. This did not work and the son ended up steering clear of religion while the father stuck with his. So whatever argument you choose, more likely it will be a reflection of whether you have feeling for religion or not.