The PJ Tatler

Vincent Bugliosi: There might be a God, but probably not

Vincent Bugliosi, the guy who wrote a book claiming President George W. Bush should be prosecuted as a war criminal, now has out his latest book in which he hammers on Christians and atheists alike.

Vanguard Publisher’s Summary:

VINCENT BUGLIOSI, whom many view as the nation’s foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century—Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Now, in the most controversial book of his celebrated career, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye on the greatest target of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi has very arguably written the most powerful indictment ever of God, organized religion, theism, and atheism. Theists will be left reeling by the commanding nature of Bugliosi’s extraordinary arguments against them. And, with his trademark incisive logic and devastating wit, he exposes the intellectual poverty of atheism and skewers its leading popularizers—Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins.

Joining a 2,000-year-old conversation which no one has contributed anything significant to for years, Bugliosi, in addition to destroying the all-important Christian argument of intelligent design, remarkably—yes, scarily—shakes the very foundations of Christianity by establishing that Jesus was not born of a virgin, and hence was not the son of God, that scripture in reality supports the notion of no free will, and that the immortality of the soul was a pure invention of Plato that Judaism and Christianity were forced to embrace because without it there is no life after death.

Personally, I’m a Christian, others’ beliefs are really none of my business. However it seems to me atheists at least have taken a position — albeit one I disagree with. It’s always seemed to me that agnostics fear to take any position, lest they be wrong.

Bugliosi, I think, is simply trying to once again make boat loads of money by ticking people off. In this case he’s decided to tick off everybody.