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Religion Is Not God"s Best

by Martha Garrett Martin

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Red Lead Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Religion

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11285457M
    ISBN 100805981195
    ISBN 109780805981193

      It did not look good for the newly emergent Hindu right to be associated with a faith with dirt under its nails, and gods with sexual lives. The full blast of the Hindu right's tentacular. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the .

      Heaven And Hell Are 'Not What Jesus Preached,' Religion Scholar Says Bart Ehrman says the ideas of eternal rewards and punishments aren't found in the Old Testament or in the teachings of Jesus. "An engagingly written book that not only sets the record straight about the Scopes trial and the events surrounding it, but also shows how one of the most famous cases in U.S. judicial history became an enduring legend."—America "Summer for the Gods is a remarkable retelling of the trial and the events.

    Triumph of the Moon is a book about Pagans by a non-Pagan, and Ronald Hutton, a highly respected professor, does an excellent job. This book looks at the emergence of contemporary Pagan religions, and how they not only evolved from the Pagan societies of the past, but also owe heavily to 19th-century poets and scholars. Much of the book covers the old standbys of atheist reason: the reason why arguments from design doesn't work, why secularism works better than religion, and how religion kills. Hitchens also covers the origins of the monotheistic religions and reveals that these ancient shamans knew very little about the world.


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