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Go and see the Articles of Faith: The Bible Tells Me So: Not for his harsh language, but for his insistence that John answer a question that actually was not that important. Inspiration is not seen as automatic writing.
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus
The authors are well known authorities in their respective fields e. A few are sloppily written, and come across as too angsty or too coy. David Eller has a very well-written chapter on what he calls “the cultures of Christianities.
This book has been touted as the definitive refutation of Christianity, but potential readers should come to it with less lofty expectations.
I will say that in my opinion, the “Problem of Evil” is the best weapon against theism. But you must first read them to see how I answer your objections. The track record shows it is as much a mixed moral bag as any other worldview. Some so-called abuses like the case of Galileo turn out to be largely legends on top of a much gentler real history, while others like the flat earth stories are complete fabrications.
In the case of religion, Pat Condell nails it. So the claim that God changed biology by adding predation, and all the biochemical and morphologic changes that come with it, is consistent with the biblical record.
In the case of religion, Pat Condell nails it; Why does faith deserve respect? I am reasonable half the time. The latest and greatest from some wonderful critical thinkers of the 21st century! This is an excellent collection edited by John Loftus of essays from an assortment of ex-christians turned atheist.
July 11 – 30, Read it again in October, The essays are compelling, thought-provoking and fun to read. May 02, Dan Joseph rated it it was ok. Also, the book you suggested on the rules of argument is great.
Chapter seven closes section two by examining the type of evidence we would see if any remotely godlike entity desired to communicate a coherent message without confusion, and comparing that to the awful mess of confusion that has resulted from the bible. By the end I was laughing out loud. Damn, I just read about this the other night, where was that?
A very scholarly yet readable book that is quite different than the works of either Hitchens or Dawkins. I have much more to say. Differing on inessential elements of the Christian faith is not relativism. Here’s my thoughts in the book: From that vantage point, it all seems just as crazy as believing that Thor is in your heart, because you can feel him hammering on your ribcage and besides, there’s this book Not too many years ago astronomy was cosy.
Hermes, the point is that words are elastic depending on their context.
Apart from the title, it’s the best counter apologetics book out there. For the most part my goal is to understand how people use words and work with their definitions so communication can take place. Though this book does not give you the tools to defeat their arguments, it shows you their main points in full color. That said, when I talk to Christians I often ask them what they believe and why — even on basic issues like what they think it is that they worship.
The Christian Delusion : Why Faith Fails
christjan I mean, I agreed that some awful things were done in the name of Christianity, and even left open the door that some things could be clearer slavery. Now do you understand? In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheisthas assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book.
That chrlstian a classic misreading of that text. Jan 01, Russell rated it it was amazing.
I find it interesting that naturalists neglect the limits of reason — do they read Kant?