From the Jan/Feb, 2016 issue of Touchstone
The City of No God by Graeme Hunter

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The City of
No God

Graeme Hunter on the Most Challenging Thought Experiment of All Time

Around the beginning of the seventeenth century, daring provocateurs invented the most challenging thought experiment of all time: Try to conceive of a world in which there is no God. Mainstream thinkers quickly became aware that this project had "gone viral," as we would say nowadays. In 1623, long before there was a single documentable atheist in the known world, the philosopher and scientist Marin Mersenne guessed that there were over 50,000 of them in Paris alone.

That sounds less strange once you r . . .


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