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I suppose when it comes down to anyone trying to persuade me through the written word, I don’t have a lot of patience for name-calling, or pettiness. Now, their method delusuon arguing from this absolute may be descriptively relative to their context, but they can be perfectly consistent in their critique by not being normative relativists.
However, the amount of mayhem created by the use or dekusion of the Bible throughout history is a bit of a red herring. In my chapter I offer dozens of examples and I also deal with the major responses to it. All he had to do from the very beginning was to give them the correct morals the first time around.
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Chris, you seem reasonable enough to me too. Or maybe these questions are answered in the book. Again, a charitable understanding needs to take place between us. I find guys like you both mildly amusing and somewhat annoying at the same time. But if the subject interests you at all, I can highly rec This is an excellent collection edited by John Loftus of essays from an assortment of ex-christians turned atheist. Richard Carrier’s chapter on the unbelievability of the resurrection is probably the best chapter in the book, and is one of the only chapters that actually fulfills the promise to refute Christianity.
The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails
I believe that you agree with this. Chriistian slave owners throughout history from the Jews on could refer to those passages as justification for slavery, but none could point to parts of the Bible that condemn it.
Chapters are written by different people from various fields of study, providing a wide range of opinions and perspectives.
It is boorish and emotionally immature. You are a gifted young man.
All of this could have been prevented and clarified right from the start, and to the benefit of countless people, by even an average communicator, much less one with the alleged talents of a god. As an aside, it is interesting that the authors of this book use my faith to blast Christianity. For example, most Christians believe that the Bible has both human and divine authorship. Do you think they were dumb people?
This is a smaller claim and the smaller the claim is the easier it is to defend. Also, they could have spent a few more words — a sentence or two — explaining exactly what they meant early on. Why does faith deserve respect? This is something that missionaries know all too well. Those folks knew their stuff.
Mar 04, Michael Mikowski rated it liked it. I realize it’s hard to take someone who believes in angels and unicorns very seriously but letting the chrishian bleed into the conversation isn’t going to win anyone over.
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The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus
Differing on inessential elements of the Christian faith is not relativism. Loftus’ Darwinian problem of evil in chapter 9 is an excellent argument. We have court cases Joseph Smith was taken to court several times! I read his book, “How to Defend the Christian Faith: Jake, yes, yes indeed. No one other than inbred creationist yokels doubts that whales are mammals, and that they do have mammalian ancestors. A section on falsifiability and a less combative tone would have made the book worthy of five stars.
It is a response to a claim by theists; theist: Molecules such as enzyme catalysts have been extracted from cells and put to chemical, industrial, and medicinal use.
CPBD 037: John Loftus – The Christian Delusion
However, as one who was formerly a part of the evangelical church body, I feel begrudgingly confident in saying that the title alone will likely ensure that most Christians never dare to read the combined work of the scholars, historians, philosophers, psychologists, and biblical experts who contributed to this anthology, and that is truly unfortunate.
The thing that helped seal my atheism was a commitment to a church that practiced expository preaching believing in both five point Calvinism and biblical inerrancy.
They make me olftus like converting to something oozing with 13th century eschatology just to annoy them. Interesting interview and nice overview of some of the chapters of TCD. And your history jogn what possessed you to cite a poorly designed kids website? Instead of being argued into religion, most are encultured into it.
This thing called creation has got out of hand. I find it interesting that naturalists neglect the limits of reason — do they read Kant?
Obviously, all one has to do is delusuon the thing to see this couldn’t possibly come from an omnipotent being. Having experienced the same belief with a deeply theological and biblical observant church, I see your faith as nothing more than an emotionally driven superstition.
That about sums up the tone of the book.