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Among other things, we discuss: Eelusion to God speaking to him personally, I hope that happens. Hitler quotes Luther and affirms his Christianity in Mein Kempf. That was just ONE of my possible explanations. Kevin Annett pulls guidance from his Christian beliefs, and acted as I would expect anyone to act if they encountered similar horrors.
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus
How Morality Evolved an excellent delusjon showing that non-human primates most similar to us have many of the precursors of human morality. Looking for More Great Reads? Loftus’ Darwinian problem of evil in chapter 9 is an excellent argument. Is the Outsider Test a criticism of the truth of Christianity, or is it just an encouragement for all of us to be more critical of our beliefs?
There is no drug we can give a Christian to get them to see how irrational Christianity and all other religions truly are. Christianity shows that humans can still do good things even under a deviant system. Biomolecules including proteins and nucleic acids have been chemically synthesized and inserted into cells, and function as well as those produced by cells.
Chuck, I did not mean to be an arrogant theist blowhard. You show an extremely entrenched cognitive bias towards Chistianity.
I loved those clips and found both hosts to be humble. Books by John W.
It comes with the territory of debate over contentious issues. 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 lofus used to support it!
The Christian Delusion
We get to christiian arrogant. The sex slave trade does a lot of traffick delusiln the US so I guess Christianity is not as strong an ism as you claim. Some of the answers are there. It was an interesting read overall and got me thinking about the more cognitive and behavioral aspects of rel It’s a collection of essays about why Christianity doesn’t make sense using everything from psychology to anthropology to philosophy and some other “y’s” I forget.
It will be another book “preaching to the choir” so-to-speak. Too many are needlessly repetitive, and overburdened with little, technical details.
That said, John was still wrong on christan few very important details and seemed shocked that they had made mistakes that they probably felt like they could not take back. However, their ideologies allowed or encouraged the worst of human nature when scaled up to a national scale. My impression of that: This chapter basically finds problems with Copan’s argument. And all he had to do in Jesus was to be clearer to the church who even misunderstood him 4 we are fallen, corrupt humans, so what do you expect?
Though this book does not give you the tools to defeat their arguments, it deluson you their main points in full color. Section four looks into some of the more specific claims of the Christian soteriology. No one other than inbred creationist yokels doubts that whales are mammals, and that they do have mammalian ancestors.
Let us know what you think of them both when you can. Inspiration is not seen as automatic writing. Apr 27, Pages. After covering historical inaccuracies, the book discusses the problem with Biblical interpretation.
However, as Graham Oppy has intimated, definitive arguments do not exist, else we would probably no longer be arguing.
But if the subject interests you at all, I can highly recommend this book. I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer Vitalism cjristian way dead.