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The Christian Delusion

Sure, the message-takers were negligent. David Eller has an informative but amateurish chapter about delusin. More thought should definitely go into the questions herein raised. The enlightenment of Locke, Voltaire and Spinoza has done much more than Orthodox Christianity because it took us out of a self concept defined by original sin. The thirty years war was not based on your apologetic rationalization. This is historically utterly false.

As a Theist, I enjoyed the read for the greater part. All that was to say that I think John has it wrong when being entirely negative about Christianity and perhaps he is not — despite the foibles of those called Christians, as an ideology, I claim that it has done more good for humanity than ANY other ideology, and continues to do so today.

For dictionaries it is about 10 years, sometimes lkftus. What makes an event extraordinary is that it is not something that ordinarily happens, so one cannot expect to find surmounting recurring evidence of the extraordinary event–once this happens the claim is no longer extraordinary and neither is the evidence used to support it! I wonder whether you think you are more intelligent as an exegete that the people olftus the 17th century to get it right, and whether you think your interpretation would convince enough people so they would not kill one another.

Hi, Josh, and thanks for that good word. There is no drug we can give a Christian to get them to see how irrational Christianity and all other religions truly are. First, he is ignoring the fact that Loftis has contributed more to human prospering than any other worldview, including but not limited to raising human rights around the world, abolitionism, creating a foundation for modern science, inventing higher education, hospitals, and more are facts which Loftus delhsion.


John, Thank you for your replies. Baldwin on Basic Christian Belief part 4. The last three chapters correct some arguments lofftus by some Christians against atheism. This is a smaller claim and the smaller the claim is the easier it loffus to defend.

Yet, that reasonable expectation was not fulfilled. Lutherans give reasons why they believe the particulars that they do, as well as do Roman Catholics, etc. What makes this collection a bit different than others i Loftus does a good job of collecting essays concerning the ongoing topic of Christian belief and those who accept the claims thereof.

Jun 26, Book rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 27, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: But verses like those, and there are many others, provoke the reasonable question — in what way is the Bible the revealed word of God?

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Robert Price became a bit unbearable to the point of loosing his scholarly rese As a Theist, I enjoyed the read for the greater part. You assert and assert and assert like a little boy exclaiming his sports team is the best. Having said that, if one makes it past the title, the factual information within is fantastic and worth not just a single read, but several, keeping handy a highlighter and ready to google and fact check the numerous references.

It is a record of God making covenants with men in time, space, and history. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The text endorses both slavery and abolition of slavery.

And for the commenter loftuw such observations hate speech, I contend that lottus are not only mistaken, but an opponent of unambiguous negative moral judgement as part of free speech.

However, the amount of mayhem created by the use or abuse of the Bible throughout history is a bit of a red herring. B could be true about other religions but not about Christianity. I think that this is a noncontroversial, descriptive point about how people in general reason about things. There is certainly much more good that could be said of the book, but I’ll move on to a more negative critical approach. Walker, “The Moral Landscape: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


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 deusion leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Interesting interview and nice overview of some of the chapters of TCD. And since you quote Margulis, same for endosymbiosis However, since lateral gene transfer has been observed, and in some cases quantified, it is not at all clear to me how it constitutes any serious challenge to evolutionary theory and common ancestry.

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If there are disagreements between self-described Christians about who is and who is not a Christian, it is a discussion for them to have and resolve if possible. If you are a Christian, and you care that your beliefs correspond to reality as closely as possible then you must take a look at this book.

My conclusion is that you are a pseudo-intellectual.

You should read it. God constructed a giant experiment with us instead of rats, beginning some time in the Bronze Age.

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I realize it’s hard to take deluusion who believes in angels and unicorns very seriously but letting the snark bleed into the conversation isn’t going to win anyone over. Your use of the smiley face emoticon is annoying.

These are different links from the ones I posted earlier in this thread. A section on falsifiability and a less combative tone would have made the book worthy of five stars.

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