Allah Jesus And Yahweh

Author: Gordon Harrison
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483501450
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Allah, Jesus, and Yahweh deals with the moral and intellectual damage caused by religion—the subject of many of today’s headlines. There have been at least five major religious invasions from Asia into Europe. In particular, the Middle East seems a virtual hatchery for faith and fanaticism. It’s the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam not to mention the earlier Zoroastrianism and the much later Baha’ism plus a plethora of minor cults and lunacies. The parlance in vogue for this present invasion is a clash of civilizations—East versus West! But this is not entirely the case. There is a clash, but we have confused the combatants. Many in the West do not intend to fight for the preservation of Christianity; some in the East feel the same about Islam. What we will defend is freedom, democracy, and the values of the Enlightenment versus submission, dictatorship, and the buzz of the hive mind. A colossal clash of ideals is underway between the Enlightenment and the Army of the Night—those who feel they have absolute certainty without evidence. There is a tide in the affairs of men and women, and we are afloat on a vast wave of moral and rational criticism of religion. Witness The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, The End of Faith by Sam Harris, and Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett. Allah, Jesus, and Yahweh takes a deeper view of time and a more humorous Mark Twain narrative approach than these authors. It begins in September 480 BC at the Battle of Marathon—the first Asiatic religious invasion—and moves through history right up to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and beyond. When speaking of religion, Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg said it best to The New York Times, on April 20, 1999: With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. Religion is certainty without proof; science is proof without certainty. From re

Pseudoscience And Extraordinary Claims Of The Paranormal

Author: Jonathan C. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444358944
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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at www.wiley.com/go/pseudoscience

Your Religion Is False

Author: Joel Grus
Publisher: Brightwalton LLC
ISBN: 0982481802
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The funniest book ever written about why your religion is false!Whether you're a Christian or a Jew, a Muslim or a Hindu, a Rasta or a Jain, an Environmentalist or a Cheondoist, a Scientologist or a Giant Stone Head Worshipper, your religion is false.But don't feel bad -- so is everyone else's! When you want to know what not to believe, this is the only book you need.In addition, you'll learn* Why "god" doesn't exist* Why there's no such thing as a "soul"* How to find "meaning" in a religion-less world* Which of your religious heroes are pedophiles* Why "religious tolerance" is a terrible ideaAnd, as a bonus, the greatest religious joke ever told. You can't afford not to read this book!