The Religion Virus Book

The Religion Virus


  • Author : Craig A. James
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Genre: Evolutionary psychology
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1482371006

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The Religion Virus Excerpt :

"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. (Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com.) Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. (Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)"--From Amazon.com.

The God Virus Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The God Virus


  • Author : Darrel W. Ray
  • Publisher : Ipc Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000068076030

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The God Virus Excerpt :

Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.

The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play  Book
Score: 3.5
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The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play


  • Author : Craig A. James
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846942723

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The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play Excerpt :

Why do some beliefs become extinct while others adapt and flourish? James shows us how genetic evolution and cultural evolution, though operating at different rates, are one and the same. Recent science has gone a long way toward explaining the origin of religious belief in evolutionary terms, but Craig James has cracked open the mystery of its tenacity. Religion does not exist for us, it exists for its own sake. Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture.

Is God a Virus  Book

Is God a Virus


  • Author : John Bowker
  • Publisher : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Apologetics
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034293780

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Virus as a Summons to Faith Book

Virus as a Summons to Faith


  • Author : Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725276734

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Virus as a Summons to Faith Excerpt :

Why bother with the interpretive categories of biblical faith when in fact our energy and interest are focused on more immediate matters? The answer is simple and obvious. We linger because, in the midst of our immediate preoccupation with our felt jeopardy and our hope for relief, our imagination does indeed range beyond the immediate to larger, deeper wonderments. Our free-ranging imagination is not finally or fully contained in the immediacy of our stress, anxiety, and jeopardy. Beyond these demanding immediacies, we have a deep sense that our life is not fully contained in the cause-and-effect reasoning of the Enlightenment that seeks to explain and control. There is more than that and other than that to our life in God’s world!

Virus of the Mind Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Virus of the Mind


  • Author : Richard Brodie
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401924690

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Virus of the Mind Excerpt :

Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. In Virus of the Mind, Richard Brodie carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives. But Richard goes beyond science and dives into the meat of the issue: is the emergence of this new science going to have an impact on our lives like the emergence of atomic physics did in the Cold War? He would say the impact will be at least as great. While atomic bombs affect everybody’s life, viruses of the mind touch lives in a more personal and more pernicious way. Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever-growing government bureaucracy. Viruses of the mind are not a future worry: they are here with us now and are evolving to become better and better at their job of infecting us. The recent explosion of mass media and the information superhighway has made the earth a prime breeding ground for viruses of the mind. Will there be a mental plague? Will only some of us survive with our free will intact? Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing questions about memes.

The Heaven Virus Book

The Heaven Virus


  • Author : Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2007-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781430329695

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The Heaven Virus Excerpt :

The New York Times writes, "Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality." From one of the most original voices in imaginative nonfiction comes a stunning novel of speculation on the afterlife, immortality, and the existence of the human soul. "The Heaven Virus" is inspired by virtual universes making headlines today and offers readers a glimpse of ultimate spiritual technologies for the 22nd century and a mystic encounter in an age of electronic gods. "The Heaven Virus" blends humor, psychedelia, and hope in a meditation on the outer limits of our culture, evolutionary destiny, and inner space. This novel will draw readers who have wondered about their own passage from this existence into the world to come. Cliff Pickover is the author of forty books on science, mathematics, art, religion. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His website, Pickover.com, has received several million visits.

Coronavirus and Christ Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Coronavirus and Christ


  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433573620

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Coronavirus and Christ Excerpt :

“This is a time when the fragile form of this world is felt. The seemingly solid foundations are shaking. The question we should be asking is, Do we have a Rock under our feet? A Rock that cannot be shaken—ever?” —John Piper On January 11, 2020, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly claimed its first victim in the Hubei province of China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic. In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing. In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. What is God doing through the coronavirus? Piper offers six biblical answers to that question, showing us that God is at work in this moment in history.

Darwin s Angel Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Darwin s Angel


  • Author : John Cornwell
  • Publisher : Gardners Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1846680484

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The God Delusion is a clarion call to the faithless, the waverers, and even firm religious believers, to follow the author into radical atheism not merely as a private conviction but as a public profession. Wouldn't humankind be better off without religion, he asks. John Cornwell's Darwin's Angel is not so much a combative repudiation of Dawkins' arguments as a playful conversation with them, posing alternative view-points, exposing lapses in logic and errors of fact, from the vantage point of a friendly Guardian Angel.

Snow Crash Book
Score: 4
From 365 Ratings

Snow Crash


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2003-08-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553898194

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The “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) breakthrough novel from visionary author Neal Stephenson, a modern classic that predicted the metaverse and inspired generations of Silicon Valley innovators Hiro lives in a Los Angeles where franchises line the freeway as far as the eye can see. The only relief from the sea of logos is within the autonomous city-states, where law-abiding citizens don’t dare leave their mansions. Hiro delivers pizza to the mansions for a living, defending his pies from marauders when necessary with a matched set of samurai swords. His home is a shared 20 X 30 U-Stor-It. He spends most of his time goggled in to the Metaverse, where his avatar is legendary. But in the club known as The Black Sun, his fellow hackers are being felled by a weird new drug called Snow Crash that reduces them to nothing more than a jittering cloud of bad digital karma (and IRL, a vegetative state). Investigating the Infocalypse leads Hiro all the way back to the beginning of language itself, with roots in an ancient Sumerian priesthood. He’ll be joined by Y.T., a fearless teenaged skateboard courier. Together, they must race to stop a shadowy virtual villain hell-bent on world domination.

Mind Virus Book

Mind Virus


  • Author : Charles Kowalski
  • Publisher : Literary Wanderlust
  • Release Date : 2017-07
  • Genre: College teachers
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 1942856180

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Mind Virus Excerpt :

Robin Fox, peace-loving professor of world religions, wants only to leave his dark past as a military interrogator behind him. But when an unknown suspect tries to disperse a deadly virus in downtown Washington, Fox is unwillingly drawn back into the shadowy world of intelligence.The FBI and CIA automatically suspect Islamic terrorists, but Fox digs deeper to discover the far more frightening truth: a global conspiracy to eradicate all religion from the face of the earth.From Washington to Jerusalem, from Rome to London, Fox must use all his wits in a perilous race to stop a psychopathic mastermind from unleashing worldwide devastation.

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

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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.

A Manual for Creating Atheists Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Manual for Creating Atheists


  • Author : Peter Boghossian
  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939578150

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A Manual for Creating Atheists Excerpt :

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.

Where is God in a Coronavirus World  Book
Score: 5
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Where is God in a Coronavirus World


  • Author : John Lennox
  • Publisher : The Good Book Company
  • Release Date : 2020-04-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784985714

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Where is God in a Coronavirus World Excerpt :

How belief in a loving and sovereign God helps us to make sense of and cope with the coronavirus outbreak. We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it? In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it, but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.

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

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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.