Atheism vs. Theism Battle
The Divine Reality: God & the mirage of atheism takes one of the challenges of the modern day world ideologies. That is, whether Atheism is reality or God as the only reality in existence. Hamza is cautious of the claims that he makes and goes into detail of opposing arguments and as you would expect refute them one by one.
The book also goes into what is to be expected the scientific arguments for and against a divine. He attempts to tackle the notion of science disproving God and promotes quite convincingly science acting as the tool to believe in God. Hamza is quite aware of the modern day arguments that have been proposed as well as historic dilemmas such as from Ptolemy.
Whether God exists is not the only arguments that are prepared in this book. It also explains how the nature of God’s existence works consistently with everything around us. He disects the atheist’s mind in order to put a firm place on his stance that actually surprises the reader how well he does it.
Of course being Muslim you would expect him to be biased towards Islamic theism than all other religions. Well you’d be wrong. Hamza first tries to fight the war one battle at a time. He acknowledges that first he needs to prove that an All-powerful being exists regardless of the religion one follows.
He then slowly starts to address the religion issue by consideringall arguments about the nature of this being’s existence and which religion/ideology works consistent with his rationalism. Its quite interesting how he arrives at the conlusion that Islam is the only consistent candidate with what rationalism demands. His argument is admirably well rounded addressing science, rationality, logic, common sense, and critical thinking.
About the Author
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is convert to Islam and the readers will get to know in detail about his past torn between being an atheist, agnostic, or a blind faith follower. He studies the philosophy of science at a masters degree level and uses it to his advantage in being highly critical about Atheism.
You may fnd in some passages where his sympathy towards atheism is shown which puts the overall message of the book quite close to him. (It’s sort of a professional passion) Among few people in debate Hamza is the kind of person that goes into battle knowing what the enemy has in their arsenal which works well in debating.
Hamza is also experienced with public debate against atheists, agnostics, apostates, and scientists and references them respectively in support of his arguments.
End All, Be All Book to kill Atheism?
Admittedly, this book does leave most people with a new idea of looking not just Islam but their own rationality. His arguments does not leave atheism taped in the mouth in the debate but hears, addresses, and understands the full intent of their argument. This at times (almost all the time) leaves the reader thinking that any denial of his claim would render the reader ignorant, arrogant, and lacking common sense.
For example, hamza boldly refutes the sympathy and rationality of the atheist towards good and evil since if irationality was the beginning then irrationality would be the result and humans would not have the right to moral judgement. This is only a crumb of the cake to what Hamza offers that should already make you wonder if it can fit in your book shelf (its relatively thin so i would’nt worry about it)
Nevertheless, there are limitations to the book that even the Author recognises. Some situations of arguments were not able to be addressed due to the vast material needed to be covered. The solution for this Hamza says is his website where he addreses more issues that extend from his book so these limitations would arguably be only subjected to his book alone. You can visit his website at www.hamzatzortzis.com
The book does require more than one read to fully understand and shape what the overall message, arguments and points are and the result was usually as expected. For the amnitious atheist this book is by no means an mic drop to his career but could be his rival to challenge (though i admit it would take quite alot).
Perfect for everyone?
The Divine Reality book does’nt shy away from the wrong groups reading the book because simply it could be applied to anyone who ponders alot. This is especially for muslims who take an interest in science and philosophy which could respond to opposing claims to their religion.
I’ve talked to fans of Hamza Tzortzis yet some dont take an interest in his book because the fear of big words they dont understand. This is a fair point since most people require different proofs and some are more simple than others however, this book would as i said before fit perfectly on an intellectual’s book shelf.
Just as his professional sympathy aims towards the betterment of doubtful muslims and unsure atheist it definitely deserves credit in its own right. If you are one to like fully assessing thorough arguments then the book is waiting at your disposal but if not then it’ll be better safe than sorry when engaging in the highly critical world today.
An important point to address is the book exposes the strict line in which we all must recognise and that is distinguishing between the dialogues that occur between parties in the non-academic community such as social media and the actual reality of dialogues in the academic community. It is almost easy to assume or claim anything in the non-academic world with evidences that were really never supposed to be taken out of its context and Hamza becomes an advocate in that respect; to educate people what is really going on and what is considered to be concrete.
In conclusion, The Divine Reality is an outstanding piece of work that deserves attention especially in the academic world. It is definitely a journey in itself with quite alot of thinking and evaluating to do from the reader’s part. Funny enough, the book wont leave you alone and vice versa without needing more answers each turn of a page.
Personally up to the last page you’ll find a quite interesting voice at your hand where readers may experience as if actually arguing with some one. Once the the back cover closes you might have the tendency to want to open the first one again and neither will you be blamed.
To muslims, this book would be of great benefit to their own religion and pursuit of knowledge that would appeal to even non-muslims welcomingly. Hamza is admirably leading a movement in the direction of understanding, peaceful dialogue, and self-evaluation.