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I'm not sure why this item has received so many bad reviews. In my experience it has worked very well. When I first received Joe Cienkowski's book, I must admit, it seemed a bit flimsy. I was sure something so thin and poorly written would never be able to protect the bottom of my bird cage from the poop that my African Green expels daily. I should have known better, though. If anyone on this planet is able to find a paper product that is strong enough to stand up to vast quantities of doo doo, that person is going to be Joe Cienkowski. I found that despite the book arriving already filled to the brim with verbal diarrhea it was quite capable of soaking up the poop my little birdie dropped on its pages. Even better, the poop that was on the pages when it arrived was nearly indistinguishable from the drops my Polly added to it. This was great camouflage, but it did have one drawback, which is why I am unable to give this product 5 stars. With so much crap already on the pages, it was difficult to tell when the pages were full of Polly's crap and ready to be changed. Also some pages were just too full of crap to safely line my birdie's cage and had to be disposed of before use. So I'm not sure I'm getting my money's worth. 

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This charlatan is doing more to win converts to atheism than anyone else I know, save perhaps Richard Dawkin. When asked why he had said something patently untrue on Twitter the reason he gave was that he is committed to Christ. This perhaps explains his cavalier approach to facts and reason. He appears to believe Jesus requires untruths to be told to win converts - presumably this is because Joe knows the truth doesn't support him.
Having recently served a prison sentence for drug offenses he is now unemployable so has resorted to pedalling creationist gobbledygook to simpletons for a living, in the time-honoured manner of snake-oil salesmen and confidence tricksters. Find your mark, tell them what they want to hear and promise them what that want to have - and take their money.
Cienkowski plucks 'facts' from thin air as and when he needs them. Other than telling wilful untruths the only explanation for this is that he believes he has a direct line to his god who feeds him the facts he needs to support his arguments. This, of course, is typical of someone suffering from the god delusion in the extreme manifestation to be seen in Cienkowski.
Buy this book if you want to but read it not so much for the arguments within it as to see the lengths a seriously deluded theophobe feels he has to go to to placate his imaginary invisible friend, with whom he apears to be in an abusive relationship.
If you log on to Twitter and search for @JoeCienkowski you will find from his tweets that the stupid look on his avatar is not just an unfortunate photograph. He really is that stupid. He very clearly knows nothing of science or biology yet doesn't consider this a barrier to making claims a child could see through. In Cienkowski's world it would appear that anything he says becomes truth simply because he says so. A measure of his ignorance is his confusion of guerrilla with gorilla. Apparently, the human ancestral fossil known as 'Lucy' was a resistance fighter/terrorist, so Joe assured me.
No data is ever required to back up his assertions and, although he frequently claims to have proved this or that, he is never able to provide evidence for that proof. Needles to say, his claims are never subject to peer review. When given specific information or invited to read it for himself in all the myriad of available sources, Cienkowski does the equivalent of putting his fingers in his ears and shouting "La la la la!. Can't hear you!". When presented with counter-arguments he finds too difficult to deal with he resorts to infantile abuse, changes the subject or plays dumb and pretends he's too stupid to understand it.
The two almost identical positive reviews of his book, clearly cut and paste jobs, concentrate on it being ‘full of scripture’. Indeed, but then so does a Bible, so why buy this cut and paste collection, if that's what you want?
Cienkoswi probably has a reasonable working knowledge of the Bible but shows little evidence of having understood it. He frequently disregards Jesus’ invocation to his followers not to bear false witness and not to be hypocritical. Cutting and pasting chunks of the Bible are probably the about as skilful as it gets. Judging by his Twitter tweets, marshalling the facts and structuring a logical argument are utterly beyond him.
If you DO buy the book, remember Joe Cienkowski will undoubtedly use the profits from it to take even more money off his creationist simpleton victims.
 

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Worst book I never read. The first few pages were not only filled with the kind of reasoning an onion would snigger at but were so badly written that I believe this gentleman has merely published a book of his unedited tweets. I must admit, though, that his tweets themselves are highly amusing when they arrive unexpectedly throughout the day, delightfully punctuating it with their imbecilic hilarity. If there is a god, why in Jove's name would he send such an inept representative out into the world to hustle for him? Joe Cienkowski is, all by himself, irrefutable proof that there is no god. 

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Typical evangelist: baffle them with bullsh*t and take their money. This is why religion is dangerous in a nutshell. Ideas and notions and daydreams being spewed as fact and gullible people eating it up because it's what they want to hear. Ignorance is Bliss = Joe has redefined. Fact: ignorance is crippling. If you want to learn about FACTS, go to www.thethinkingatheist.com and do your own homework on the subject. Everything you need to know is there. And it won't cost you a dime.
-Vonnie
 

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This book is a study in fallacious argumentation that will challenge even the most patient reader to make it past the opening remarks.

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Deserving of a Bulwer-Lytton prize for fiction, a glance at the very first paragraph of chapter one will convince you that Joe lacks a high-school level undertstanding of basic physics, a science he goes on to berate, among other fields in which he lacks basic knowledge.
A glance at the book as a whole will show that Joe is unable to clearly articulate ideas and instead falls back on a plethora of italics, bolding and underlines, even going so far as to include a smiley face in his very first paragraph of the book proper. This makes it near unreadable.
Avoid, unless you need a solid belly laugh or a strong sedative
 

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People like Joe Cienkowski are the biggest threat to Christianity this once mighty religion has ever faced. He actively celebrates his lack of interest in the principal of interlocking opposites by lauding an arrogant ignorance over anyone who has the nerve to challenge any one of his myriad unfounded assertions.
To a passive observer his wayward attention to detail might masquerade as dark genius; a master of American political satire—albeit one formed of observations set in a stagnant pond of inner-dialogue even Joe Cienkowski doesn't find particularly interesting or have any control over when it erupts from his permanently open mouth.
His inability to focus on a single subject for more than a paragraph is distracting from page one and continues throughout. He mixes and matches subject matter only a very narrow-minded breed of rightwing American evangelical finds remotely interesting with non-sequitor gobbledegook rhetoric that can't decide between the biggest hinderance to Jesus return to Earth being non-Americans, the non-religious or, indeed, anyone who isn't either Joe Cienkowski or someone very much like him.
His complete and total refusal to allow himself to even contemplate that the teachings of Jesus were written in narrative and allegory is as great an insult to the kinds of biblical scholars and theologians he name-drops in passing as if he has understood what contemplative theology is actually supposed to be, as they are passively aggressive towards the vast majority of Christians who are as sick and tired of people like Cienkowski as their brothers and sisters in the atheist / agnostic philosophy—who's best exponents have at the very least taught modern Christianity to leave scriptural literalism in the bronze-age where it belongs.
On the evidence of this tragic waste of paper and ink it is safe to conclude Joe Cienkowski is either a nihilist double agent, trying to undermine the centuries old tradition of educational excellence in the Christian faith from within, or his disinterest in the central tenets of his own religion are matched only by his baffling unwillingness to learn how to learn before presuming to teach other people.
"Judge not lest ye be judged" - Matt. 7:1
 

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Joe Cienkowski is a liar for Jesus. His thin grasp on reality is matched only by his dogged determination to alienate as many people as possible by fundamentally misrepresenting what "real Christians" actually believe and why this mysteriously gives them the right to insist other people believe it to.
His belligerent attitude towards people who simply require him to corroborate many of his outlandish truth-claims, such as that he has successfully falsified Darwinian evolution by natural selection despite having no formal training in any of the sciences, cites no published data and shows exactly zero interest in presenting his work for peer review, merely serves to mask his passive aggressive distain for the fundamentals of logic, reason and knowledge itself.
The underlying message of Joe's many tirades against everything civilisation stands for may well be all we should expect from the Fox News generation, but it doesn't stop it being both offensive and shocking as well as hilarious and sad in equal measure, when it is said out-loud and with a straight face—and they don't come much straighter than Joe Cienkowski.
If there is one audience I'd thoroughly recommend read this book, it's aspiring writers of the Peter Cook and Frank Zappa school of black satire. Anyone who is seriously interested in learning the historicity of the Jesus story, however, and how it just so happens to match almost exactly the hero warrior god paradigm of every major religion since the dawn of man, would probably be better off picking any random book from the shelf of their local library which, regardless of the subject matter, genre or author is likely to be far more authoritative on this weighty issue than Cienkowski has ever been about anything in his entire life.
 

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This book has tons of scripture throughout. As promised " this book deals with the real, historical factual person of Jesus Christ".

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