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Lists with This Book. Your mind is an asset that demands accreditation. Eller takes us on a worthwhile and highly informative tour of Christianity and culture, then concludes, By taking the notion of culture seriously, we have exposed some critical facts about Christianity in particular and religion curistian general. But I get the feeling pun intended that John disregards all such chrstian means of decision making, and I think that this shows the atheist bias against the more subjective epistemic functions of the psyche.
All of which are definitely valid, it’s just a shame they aren’t better scripted and more concise. Oh, and Adams was a deist. I now choose to go on a date with my wife, who is assuredly more attractive to me than this rabble.
The Christian Delusion : Why Faith Fails
Carrier is clearly in his element here, decisively refuting scholars like Stark and Jaki who claim such things. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it deals with human nature in general, thus explaining our tendencies and actions.
Christianity as the most wonderful story and biggest threat John seems to intimate that the making a world view decision based on which is the most personally appealing story is a bad one, but I think he lacks specificity here.
He also assumes that passing on our values and faith is a type of brainwashing. B could be true about other religions but not about Christianity. If you would like to repost your comment on the original article, I would be glad to discuss.
There was a great deal of excellent deluson, however, in his writing–especially in relation to Eddy and Boyd’s own work. My goal is not to quibble about which definitions apply to which words. If you are unaware of it, you are certainly not the person I will be turning to for meaningful opinions on biological science. They all had their eschatological mythologies and all of them look to parse humanity in the haves and have nots.
The Christian Delusion
Agree quickly to things that do not matter or are irrelevant to the current conversation. Regarding the Christian contention that Christianity is not anti-science, or even further, set the cosmological cbristian for modern science.
No lab on earth has yes accomplished a thing like that.
I do think that this is a reasonable complaint. Is there a Facebook link or something?
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
Thank you for your replies. David Eller, “Man Made God: Perhaps Jesus should have been more clear here as to whether his words in the discourse pertaining to his identity as the bread of life actually did or did not have bearing on the sacrament that he was only later going to institute.
It’s also worth having on the bookshelf by the dinner table when my parents are over for dinner.
Have considered to interview the most technical contemporary philosophers of religion? So it’s simple, apply the same skepticism honestly to your own faith and see what happens. Also the only successful slave revolt in the history of mankind was performed by the voo doo population of Haiti.
Actually, we both have the fossils and DNA, but they prove neither theory of origins definitively. Not too many years ago astronomy was cosy. Chapters on diverse topics, such chrisfian biblical criticism, neurology, and philosophy. What are the doctrines of atheism?
I could go on, but my point is that the appeal of certain world views can be important if that appeal is more empirical than emotional. May 02, Dan Joseph rated it it was ok. And I chdistian perhaps YOU are making an ass out of yourself by stooping to such inflammatory and insulting remarks.