The Jesus Delusion Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Jesus Delusion

  • Author : Heinz-Werner Kubitza
  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9783828865143

The Jesus Delusion Excerpt :

The Bible is the most overrated book in the world, and Jesus of Nazareth the most overrated person in world history. These are some of the propositions which the author, who has a doctorate in theology, formulates in his examination of the Christian religion. In a very readable and often humorous style the book asks whether the Bible really is such a good, ethically valuable book, as the Churches always claim, or whether the God of the Old Testament is not rather an irascible war god while the New Testament announces the destruction of all unbelievers at the end times: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16: 16). The book also asks whether the Churches are right to invoke that Jesus of Nazareth whom they announce as the Son of God. After all, academic research has long established that the real Jesus was very different and had almost nothing in common with the Jesus of the Churches. Christianity has been driving through history without a driver's licence. This book is addressed both to believers who do not shy away from confronting uncomfortable facts, and to those people who have nothing to do with the Church and who have always suspected that something in Christianity is not quite right.

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

  • Author : Milton Rokeach
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590173985

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Excerpt :

On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized after increasingly violent behavior toward his family; and Leon Gabor, a college dropout and veteran of World War II. The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ. Their extraordinary meeting and the two years they spent in one another’s company serves as the basis for an investigation into the nature of human identity, belief, and delusion that is poignant, amusing, and at times disturbing. Displaying the sympathy and subtlety of a gifted novelist, Rokeach draws us into the lives of three troubled and profoundly different men who find themselves “confronted with the ultimate contradiction conceivable for human beings: more than one person claiming the same identity.”

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Atheism
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784161934

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

The Christian Delusion Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Christian Delusion

  • Author : John W. Loftus
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616143183

The Christian Delusion Excerpt :

In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were outsiders. Experts in medicine, psychology, and anthropology join Loftus to show why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very difficult to rationally defend. Collectively, these articles reveal that popular Christian beliefs tend to rely on ignorance of the facts. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith.

The Dawkins Delusion  Book
Score: 2
From 37 Ratings

The Dawkins Delusion

  • Author : Alister McGrath
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830868735

The Dawkins Delusion Excerpt :

Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath present a reliable assessment of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, famed atheist and scientist, and the many questions this book raises--including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning.

Is Faith Delusion  Book

Is Faith Delusion

  • Author : Andrew Sims
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441129215

Is Faith Delusion Excerpt :

Is faith delusion? Is religion bad for your health? How, in a scientifically and technologically advanced age, can people still believe in God/spirit/'other'? Clearly not all believers are primitive and ill-educated; an alternative explanation is that they must be mad, or at least severely neurotic (as suggested by Freud). This book starts by looking at, and giving reasons for, the connection and the division between Christian faith and psychiatry. It asks whether science challenges Christians involved with psychiatry, as patients or professionals, and whether the spiritual needs of patients are recognised. The author examines the scope and use of the neuro-sciences and considers cause and effect, natural selection and determinism. He explores the overlap (and the difference) between psychiatric symptoms and religious belief, the possible association between demon possession and mental illness, and the idea that some people are intrinsically religious and some are not. The variations of personality are examined, with their implications for belief. Posited as a statement, that faith is delusion is always hostile, but outcome studies (reviewed here) show that in general religious belief and practice convey good mental health. Religious faith and mental illness are different, and their concepts come from different world-views. A consideration of them in relation to each other is long overdue. The author is a former Professor of Psychiatry and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has also been Chairman of their Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group, so is exceptionally well qualified to address the subject. Although the book is technically proficient, it is aimed at the general reader and is illustrated with stories, brief case histories and anecdotes.

Jesus Was Schizophrenic Book

Jesus Was Schizophrenic

  • Author : Jean-Philippe Cossette
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-05-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781008933613

Jesus Was Schizophrenic Excerpt :

Jesus undoubtedly suffered from paranoid schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. The purpose of this book is to provide a psychiatric portrait of the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity. Such a title is indeed shocking, but after a detailed analysis of the words and actions of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels, it clearly appears that he suffered from a serious mental illness: schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. Jean-Philippe Cossette is a former Jehovah’s Witness and now a psychiatric nurse.

The Strong Delusion Book

The Strong Delusion

  • Author : John W. Milor
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-02-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532014451

The Strong Delusion Excerpt :

John Milors fascinating work is based on the Bible telling of a powerful deception that will overshadow the Earth, a deception so intense that only those with a genuine love relationship with God will be able to endure it. Events from the authors own life, including a series of supernatural encounters, have revealed some key components of this strong delusion, which he believes will initiate a grand display of open contact with extraterrestrials. It will also involve the global rise of Islam. Its no mistake that the faiths of four billion people (Christians and Muslims) include two versions of prophetic visions that are nearly identical, yet they represent opposite sides of a global conflict that will end in the Battle of Armageddon. This book delves into myriad topics, including: Encounters with angels, otherworldly beings, and Jesus Christ; Encounters with demons, ghosts, nephilim, jinns, and mythical creatures; The Bibles explanation of ET good guys and bad guys; The Quran and Hadiths ET connection: Was Muhammad abducted as a boy, and operated on? Was the angel that abducted Muhammad really Gabriel? Were the mysterious jinns of Islam actually surviving nephilim? Is the Quran and Hadiths ideology specifically tailored for the Antichrist? These and other topics harken to ancient times and peer into a not-too-distant future, when the author believes we will see a return to the days of Noah, as prophesied by Jesus.

Understanding End Times Prophecy Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Understanding End Times Prophecy

  • Author : Paul N. Benware
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1575674831

Understanding End Times Prophecy Excerpt :

Many Christians think of end times prophecy as a gigantic, intimidating puzzle -- difficult to piece together and impossible to figure out. But every puzzle can be solved if you approach it the right way. Paul Benware compares prophecy to a picture puzzle. Putting the edge pieces together first builds the 'framework' that makes it easier to fit the other pieces in their place. According to Benware, the framework for eschatology is the biblical covenants. He begins his comprehensive survey by explaining the major covenants. Then he discusses several different interpretations of end times prophecy. Benware digs into the details of the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, the judgements and resurrections, and the millennial kingdom. But he also adds a unique, personal element to the study, answering questions as: -Why study bible prophecy? -What difference does it make if I'm premillenial or amillenial? If what the Bible says about the future puzzles you, Understanding End Times Prophecy will help you put together the pieces and see the big picture.

Getting at Jesus Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Getting at Jesus

  • Author : Peter S. Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532634246

Getting at Jesus Excerpt :

Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. This comprehensive critique documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.

A Beautiful Delusion Book

A Beautiful Delusion

  • Author : William Kinney
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-09-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 1492193437

A Beautiful Delusion Excerpt :

Hidden in the Hebrew scriptures is evidence that Adam and Eve were immortal and covered in light, just as God uses light as a covering for himself (Psalm 104:2). They were more than two unique individuals, their bodies represented a plane of existence that was an integral part of the fabric of Creation. The sin they committed changed their physiology and they became mortal. Because of their mortality;“God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” Gen 3:21When God made these coverings of skin, did He slaughter animals, skin them, tan their hides, make thread, and then sew together some buckskin clothing? Or, does the term coverings of skin refer to the epidermal or outer layers of human skin. Skin that was added because without their covering of light they could not exist as mortals in the natural world. Their offense was not only against God, it was against their own bodies and they altered their DNA. How else can we explain the fact that through heredity, we have shared in the penalty for their sins? The story of creation, the fall, redemption, and the coming anti-Christ; is all linked to the body and specifically - DNA.In 2000, I read an interview Reader's Digest magazine did with Dr. Francis Crick. He and Dr. Watson are credited with discovering the double helix structure of DNA. At the time, the Human Genome project was underway. Dr. Crick was asked about how many genes they had identified so far. He answered, 140,000 and we expect to find 4,000 more. I almost fell out of my chair. How could anyone miss the significance of that number? This immediately changed my perception of certain scripture. In Revelation, 144,000 are sealed with the seal of God (in their foreheads). 144,000 stand on Mount Zion with Christ, having the name of God written in their foreheads. What if this number, instead of referring to a number of individuals, actually refers to the immortal life genome? In other words, to be sealed by God is to have your genetic code

The Everything Guide to Overcoming PTSD Book

The Everything Guide to Overcoming PTSD

  • Author : Romeo Vitelli
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440574634

The Everything Guide to Overcoming PTSD Excerpt :

Expert advice for conquering the effects of trauma! If you have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), everyday life may seem overwhelming. But you're not alone--there's hope for recovery, and you can learn how to take control of your emotions. The Everything Guide to Overcoming PTSD includes in-depth information on: Traditional treatments, including psychotherapy, drug therapy, and cognitive behavioral theory. New methods of support, like mindfulness therapy and animal therapy. Ways to reverse the physical effects of PTSD. Techniques for treating children who have developed PTSD. While PTSD is typically associated with war and veteran soldiers, recent studies have found this debilitating condition can be caused by a variety of traumatic events, from a neglectful childhood, medical emergency, and natural disasters to car accidents or physical assaults. No matter what the cause, you'll find supportive advice and treatment techniques to help you find the resilience you need to recover from traumatic events and start living a happier, healthier life.

The Jesus Syndrome Book

The Jesus Syndrome

  • Author : Joseph John Francis
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-06-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434993960

The Jesus Syndrome Excerpt :

UFO  End Time Delusion Book

UFO End Time Delusion

  • Author : David Allen Lewis
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1991-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614582816

UFO End Time Delusion Excerpt :

The author of Prophecy 2000 shares his 39 years of research into the diabolical source of "flying saucers." Today our secularized society is so eager for quick, amazing answers. Will new hope arrive on these "chariots of the gods?" Psychics are channeling such exciting insights from alleged cosmic beings, detailing the "true" nature of God and alternate roads to salvation. Supermarket tabloids proclaim oddball messages from space. New Agers are captivated by the promise of alien cosmic enlightenment and higher intelligence from beyond the stars. So, what is really out there? Why are movies filled with wise aliens, Eastern mysticism, and New Age humanism such hits? Are we being set up for a new , false, extraterrestrial hope? Yet another alternative to the only true way - Jesus Christ?

Richard Dawkins    God Delusion Book

Richard Dawkins God Delusion

  • Author : Paweł Bloch
  • Publisher : Wydawnictwo Flavius
  • Release Date : 2014-02-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9788393276523

Richard Dawkins God Delusion Excerpt :

Richard Dawkins' God Delusion is not only a fascinating battle with the book written by the famous British atheist. It is a clash of two epochs - the old atheistic school of the XIX and XX centuries, full, as it turns out, of an irrational chaos of assertions, contradictions and intolerance - with the modern Christianity of XXI century, focused on the accuracy, consistency and objectivity of the presented position. It is a confrontation of two different worldviews, philosophical and biological, in a dispute about the value system based on modern scientific achievements of man. There are also other works by dr Paweł Bloch: Ateistoteles and The Great Dictator, yet still in preparation.