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Why do we suffer and die Atheism: Some of the chapters in this book are well worth-reading. The role of emotion in metaphysical decisions What I do love about John is that he admits that even his decision to unbelieve may have been colored by his emotional experiences and hurts having the church reject you when you as a pastor commit adultery is probably very painful, esp.
But, as Richard Carrier has said repeatedly, it is not out of hatred for Christians that we dismantle their arguments. Loftus does a good job of collecting essays concerning the ongoing topic of Christian belief and those who accept the claims thereof. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith. Psychology and Religion In chapter 2 Valerie Tarico de,usion how persons can be fooled in their beliefs.
Also, be careful how you indict atheism for deluion committed.
CPBD 037: John Loftus – The Christian Delusion
Jake de Backer Quote. I do think that this is a reasonable complaint. She assumes that to be true, but this is begging the question. Your mind is an asset that demands accreditation.
The Christian Delusion : Why Faith Fails
You can call in or send them comments or questions. Every Christian should read this chapter, because it sums up in about twenty pages the main reason that skeptics reject the resurrection of Jesus and it’s probably a better summary case than you can find anywhere else. The last three chapters correct some arguments used by some Christians against atheism.
It is full of errors that only human writers of the time would have made. Probably half of the members of this church are first generation members.
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There seems to be an assumption that because God is supposed be the author of Scripture, the readers, both today and throughout history, should have no problems understanding the text.
The failure of miracles.
Fundamentalist Christianity is certainly delusional to the point of being pathological, and the authors make a very compelling case to support that claim. Sexual slavery is illegal in Thailand too. English words are hohn being created, re-defined and argued over every day. Regarding the Christian contention that Christianity is not anti-science, or even further, set the cosmological groundwork for modern science. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith.
He argues that religion and culture go hand-in-hand, such that changing one’s religious beliefs is often best accomplished by undermining his cultural assumptions and chridtian.
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Jun 26, Michael Liggett rated it liked it. Nov 24, Dan Henk rated it liked it. Why Faith Fails, Part 2. Mar 04, Michael Mikowski rated it liked it. It’s not required reading for most of us, but if you ever spend the time reading Copan’s argument you should supplement it with this chapter. Together I think they present a devastating critique of Christianity.
After doing that for a few decades, the differences are quite stunning even between individuals in the same denomination.
Refresh and try again. I wonder whether you think you are more intelligent jlhn an exegete that the people in the 17th century to get it right, and whether you think your interpretation would convince enough people so they would not kill one another. Hopefully the words I choose to express myself communicate to others.