Michel Onfray

French confrontational atheist philosopher who dresses from head to foot in black and addresses overflowing crowds of eager listeners.

"In Defense of Atheism"

London, Profile Books, 2007

"A fiction does not die, an illusion never passes away, a fairy tale does not refute itself .. You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition. God, manufactured by mortals in their own quintessential image, exists only to make daily life bearable despite the path that every one of us treads towards extinction .. We cannot assassinate or kill an illusion. In fact illusion is more likely to kill us - for God puts to death everything that stands up to him, beginning with reason, intelligence and the critical mind. All the rest follows in a chain reaction. "p12,13.

Lennox responds to this on pg 28 of "Gunning for God"

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