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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.

Mar 24, Landon rated it christkan liked it. It could also be lofhus result of God wiring us that way. You show an extremely entrenched cognitive bias towards Chistianity. I find Bill Craig jus flat out annoying. This chapter basically finds problems with Copan’s argument.

You are profoundly wrong in that essay, in many ways too numerous to detail here. It is for this same reason that most people will deem an argument invalid as soon as they learn it lofhus a different standpoint from their christiian.

To ask other readers questions about The Christian Delusionplease sign up. For the most part my goal is to understand how people use words and work with their definitions so communication can take place.

The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus

Some of the arguments are really good. They have very different lofths doctrinal content regarding the nature of God and Jesus Christ. Religions tend to have local varieties depending on what cultural assumptions are read into them. If that is really your opinion, you have nearly entirely missed the essence of the Christian faith.


A few are sloppily written, and come across as too angsty or too coy. Read it Forward Read it first. One of the better points made lottus that most people do not acquire their religion from persuasive argument. If there is a core at work here, it is not the one Mr.

All of the legends were added later. Exodus 22 verse 25 If you lend money to any of my people who are needy among you, do not be christkan a moneylender to him; do not charge him interest The great majority of Christians today would tell you that slavery is loftuss also they would have no problem with the concept of charging interest on a loan.

For example, most Christians believe that the Bible has both human and divine authorship. The writings of Martin Luther and medieval Christianity had more to do with the Holocaust than anything Darwin wrote.

The track record shows it is as much a mixed moral bag as any other worldview. Carrier Goodreads Author Contributor.

The Christian Delusion : Why Faith Fails

But when it comes to my previous book Why I Became an Atheistread what one person named Stephanie said about it: Such a stand is not only dangerous and wrong, it may also be a cowardly retreat into the safe and self-righteous harbors of political correctness.

The Christian Delusion by John W. When dg is describing how it happens that different denominations pop up, he is describing the fact that sometimes Christians plot out their belief systems in detail relative to their social and historical contexts.


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.

The problem of evil jihn denoted in the Bible and the amount of animal suffering.

Hermes Well said as always. First, he is ignoring the fact that Christianity has contributed more to human prospering than any other worldview, delsuion but not limited to raising human rights around the world, abolitionism, creating a foundation for modern science, inventing higher education, hospitals, and more chritsian facts which Loftus ignores.

On the human side, the biblical authors occupy very different social and historical contexts than our own, and we ought not be surprised that much of what we find there seems very foreign to us.

A superb collection of essays on problems with chrishian Christian religion. One chapter discusses the cultural context that the Genesis creation account came out of, specifically the influence of Sumerian, Egyptian and later Babylonian cosmology and how it may have affected the Hebrews’ concept of the world.