By Wayne R. Bartz
Critical pondering: The Antidote for Faith, isn't just nutrients for proposal; it's a real highbrow ceremonial dinner.
in the course of the e-book, Wayne Bartz's revealing tales upload to the lengthy heritage of foolishness and damage performed within the identify of faith. Taken jointly, those examples of supernatural nonsense are a robust, and infrequently hilarious, indictment of blind religion.
Those who've doubts approximately faith will relish Bartz's sharp replies to believers. With enjoy, he skewers televangelists, sanctimonious politicians, scientific frauds, and self-appointed specialists. Bartz additionally deals well-honed arguments that rationalists can use to chop during the fog of magical considering. In a sequence of steps summarized through the acronym CRITIC, he indicates how serious pondering can be utilized to judge a wide selection of doubtful claims.
it is a ebook for those who take pleasure in lively inquiry. even supposing believers can be unmoved via its arguments and anecdotes, they'll need to work flat out to protect and keep their religion. Readers who're prone to query faith will discover a useful best friend and an highbrow trip worth taking. Dennis Coon, writer of creation to Psychology: Exploration and Application.
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It is no longer a personal, political or religious opinion, it is fact. Looking at one’s own life, society and country in anything approaching an objective view is always difficult and can prove dangerous to our sense of personal security. The majority of Americans are Christian and to them other religions sound strange and even bizarre. But how many Christians have ever considered how fantastic Christianity -- which to them is obviously true -- looks from the perspective of a non-believer? Consider an outsider’s description by physics professor Wayne R.
In it he publicly asserted total disbelief in God and religion. Levy noted that he had never written about the subject because of widespread popular prejudice against unbelievers, but he could finally be honest because he was dying. The popular 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney was recently interviewed about letters he had written to his children acknowledging he does not believe in God. ” The newsman said “No,” but his expression suggested otherwise. Why this silence and reluctance to speak out about religion in a country that champions free speech and religious liberty?
This is just one example of how extraordinary ideas, with a little help from group consensus and blind faith, come to appear sensible. Human history is a chronicle of examples demonstrating the folly of misguided faith, some silly, some funny, and some just plain awful. Read any daily newspaper and new ones keep turning up. Let’s sample a few of my favorites: Who wouldn’t respond to the inspirational story of Maria Rubio, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was cooking tortillas one day when she suddenly gasped at what appeared in the pan: the face of Jesus burned on a tortilla!
Critical Thinking : The Antidote For Faith by Wayne R. Bartz