I hear many arguments against religion in general, as well as against particular religions. Most of these arguments fall far short of being devastating; however, every so often I encounter an argument that is short, sweet, and very very strong. I'm interested in hearing/reading more such arguments. In particular, they should be:
- Terse; for example, less than half a page long each; some might be only a few sentences.
- Logical; for example, breaking into cases is good.
- Philosophically careful; even a trained philosopher should have difficulty seeing any flaws in the argument, and the argument should be immune to terse rebuttals.
- Devastating if correct; the conclusion of the argument should be such that if you accept the argument, then there is no scope for believing in that particular religion anymore (if it argues against a particular religion) or that class of religions (if it argues against a whole class of religions).
Question. I'd like to read, purchase or otherwise have access to a compendium of these kinds of terse-but-devastating attempted refutations of religion(s). Does such a resource exist?
A bit of housekeeping:
I originally provided an example of the kind of argument I was looking for, but it was distracting people from the actual question, so I removed it. Therefore, I will not provide readers with any examples of the kind of arguments I'm looking for.
On the other hand, will happily add clarification as to what I mean by certain terms such as "religion," so long as I'm provided with a concrete context in which ambiguity in these terms becomes problematic to answering the question.